Steven has been acting on an off for the last 20years.
He graduated from the inaugural year of The Actors Program 2012 which was a full time practical acting school run by some of New Zealands top actors, directors and acting tutors in both Film & Theatre.
Having lived and worked overseas from 1995 – 2004 Steven returned to NZ and graduated from South Seas Film & Television School in majoring in Directing & Acting.
Whilst living abroad he was lucky to be involved in several Theatrical Productions that had diverse and multicultral casts.
He is looking forward to continuing his vocal an acting training and is excited about working in this upcoming venture
Rebecca Parr is a professionally trained and award winning British actress and voice artist.
She lived in Beijing, China as a full time actress and voice artist doing film, theatre, TV and American and British voiceovers and dubbing for Chinese films from 2007-2011.
She speaks Mandarin and French.
Rebecca has been the lead in over 25 short films, 4 plays and had a 3 episode guest starring role as news reporter Julie Caulder in Shortland Street, all this year.
She is currently a key supporting role as American CIA Agent Lydia Manson in the feature film “Not For Children” for release next year.
Prema has been treading the boards for most of her life, most notably in Shoreside’s Shakespeare in the Park for the past four years.
She has a passion for the spoken word, poetry, and most especially theatre, and while she hasn’t made much of her own poetical skills it is one of her great loves.
She first collaborated with Gus in 2007 and is very much looking forward to future collaborations.
Matthew Harvey was the runner up in this year’s Poetry Idol competition and the winner of the Utter Brilliance 90 Second slam.
He has performed in the U.K (London & Leeds) and also as part of the show “GUSH: Love and other filthy habits” in Christchurch and as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival.
Lee Ah Yen Faatoia
Samoan, Chinese and German. Born in 1982, New Zealand Actor and Martial artist.
He studied in Australia in AAA Sydney Acting school and is currently studying in level 3 Mastery with Kacie Stetson at Studio 111 (Auckland) 2012.
He has been a full time actor in New Zealand since May 2011.Experienced in screen-wise, film, television, stunt work and Theatre.
He loves the challenge, Adaptable in many ways.
He is still pursuing his career and has manage to do over 30 short films and over 4 Theatre plays.
You can find more about him at www.imdb.me/leeahyenfaatoia
or from his www.leeahyen.com
Jordin Lincoln is a passionate, aspiring actress, singer, songwriter, and model.
She moved to Auckland in February, 2011 to pursue her goals in the industry – predominately film.
Having performed on stage and in competitions from a very young age – including in school talent quests, Rotorua Has Talent 2010, many musical productions (including ‘Les Miserbles’, 2004, directed by Robert Young)
Jordin is perfectly at home on stage and in front of an audience.
Jordin has a Diploma in Performance from Trinity Guildhall, for which she received Distinction – 2010.
Jordin hopes that her future performances will help those in need, whether that be financial aid, education, entertainment, or simply giving them a spark of hope and putting a smile on their face.
Jess Holly Bates is a 27 year old talent who has been orbiting the Auckland/Wellington performance scene with intent over the last two years, well-qualified academically (BScMA) and a confident writer and performer, she has been writing poetry since age five.
Jess began sharing her work on the stage in 2011, when she joined the Rising Voices workshops, run by established spoken word poets Jai Macdonald and Grace Taylor.
The Rising Voices 2011 slam whet her appetite for spoken word, and she is resolved to use 2013 to develop both her performative and her written craft. As well as being an avid poet, Jess is a passionate dancer and choreographer, intuitive actress, flute teacher, hospitality-personality, and aerobics junkie!
In 2012 she featured as guest cast of “Shay” in TVNZ’s “Nothing Trivial,” and playing lead roles in Theatre of Love’s “Day After Night” and in Simon Clark’s “Spit for Tat” in Auckland’s Short and Sweet Festival. Her writing work is concerned with the tension between the body and the page, and problematising the form of spoken word in relation to Pakeha identity in New Zealand.
Born and raised in the United States with 14 years of theatrical experience and 10 years of classical vocal training, I am a versatile actress and singer who is professional, friendly and driven.
Graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Theatre, Communication and a music minor, I felt globally ready to start my career. Since graduating from University, I moved to Melbourne, Australia acting in numerous shows including Peter Pan at the Pollywoodside, An Everyday Affair, and Nauseas Reprieve that was featured at the Fringe Festival. Not only have I performed in the fringe festival but the International Comedy Festival in Melbourne.
Singing and performing is my passion but I also had the chance to teach at Westend performing arts school in Melbourne.
I taught private and group singing lessons along with musical theatre classes ranging from ages 4-40. Many of my students have competed in singing competitions and have been awarded or recognised for their talent.
After spending two years in Melbourne Australia, I relocated to Auckland New Zealand to further my career in the performing arts.
I actively seek auditions for TVC, Film, and Theatre. Along with performing in Auckland, I also teach private singing and theatre lessons.
Over the last 18 years Grae Burton has developed an extensive successful career as a multifaceted theatre and film artist.
His previous work includes such production seasons as Summer Shakespeare Nelson (Producer and Artistic Director/Designer) and Director/Designer for Copacabana, Grease, Seussical The Musical, Charlotte’s Web, Joyful and Triumphiant, Blowing It, C’mon Black, Dog, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, many tours of outdoor summer family theatre and a national tour of Homer’s Odyssey.
Between 2006 – 2009 he was Producer and Artistic Director of Nelson’s Independent Theatre and Arts Centre, a 160 seat box theatre and cinema, which he designed, built and managed and The Indie Theatre Company producing over 40 seasons of theatre.
This year he produced KICK ASS PLAYS and co-produced the feature film TALK for Auckland Fringe, while continuing to perform seasons of his solo show COFFEE WITH EELCO.
A Trained actor, singer and dancer. Denise has been a freelance professional since 1993.
She works extensively at private and corporate functions as a variety of characters and as a childrens entertainer.
She is an extremely experienced and versatile performer.
Daniel has now been acting for 20 years, (THAT long already?) in all areas – along with radio, modeling, voice work, presenting, photography, d.j., etc.
Some of his more unusual roles have included a live art installation, a cross-dressing taxi driver… and even a ’19 year old Maori criminal’, (that was really pushing it!).
Being a poetic soul, he is excited to be part of our collective.
While being half French/half Kiwi, (a ‘Friwi’ !) but raised in N.Z.; he can well relate to our inaugural show’s theme.
Training includes: Raymond Hawthorne, Miranda Harcourt, Studio 111, Presenters Platform with Paulus Romijn, Cameron Rhodes and Maura Fay & Associates.