I’ve worked as an independent producer and arts administrator for 10 years in New Zealand and overseas. In this time I’ve worked to see new theatrical work from concept to production and worked in established organisations. I’m passionate about new work and artists. I enjoy working to ensure their visions come to life in front of an audience.
My primary area of expertise is in project management which means I excel at seeing the big picture, communicating with stakeholders, and managing and empowering staff to do their job. I’m experienced with managing assets, large budgets and deadlines. Most of my experience has been working on theatrical projects which means I’m also especially good at making projects happen with the available resources, managing difficult personalities and thinking creatively.
As I’m also a creative artists I bring a special ability to understand and facilitate the artistic process and integrate that with technical and production requirements.
New Zealand Opera |Company Manager | June 2013 – July 2016
The story: I ran 10 full scale operas in 3 years. Managed the welfare of 50+ personnel per production. Dealt with budgets in excess of 7 figures (NZD). Scheduled the day to day running of all rehearsals, performances and touring movements.
Short+Sweet Festival Auckland | Festival Director | June 2009 – June 2013
The story: I introduced the Short+Sweet Festival to Auckland, New Zealand in 2010 and built it into an annual festival by 2013. It now includes theatre, dance and cabaret. I ran the entire festival including contracts, production management, technical requirements, ticketing, marketing and managing 200 plus volunteers .
Company Producer – Catalyst Theatre Company 2007 – 2012
The story: Produced 6 production from concept, through a full writing and dramaturgy process to funded productions (Auckland, New Zealand) with positive reviews.