Who we are

Rosie Cann

…is a young writer and improviser currently living and studying towards her Masters in Creative Writing, specializing in Script and Screen, at the IIML in Wellington. Rosie is a keen improvised story-teller and singer, and also reviews Theatre and Poetry. You can find her singing under Roboat. and improvising under Playshop or Definitely Not Witches. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Theatre and Anthropology from Victoria University and is passionate about representative, intelligent art that touches audiences and tells unheard and underrepresented stories. She’ll also cut your hair or do your henna in exchange for a Pinot Gris.

George Fenn

James Capoppies-0032in

…is currently doing his Masters in Scriptwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters. His one man show, Gift of the Gab toured to Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and is being restaged at BATS in November later this year.  James is also an improviser with PlayShop, starring in Riddiford Street, This Fair Verona, Game of Things, PlayShop LIVE and helped with scripting Sketch Up and Grimm Bedtime Stories. He has a BA in Film and Theatre and a passion for both classic texts as well as new works.

Matt Loveranes

Tessa Calgoras

Julia Burgisser

…is a life long lover of theatre in all it’s forms, books, food, music, and whiskey. Graduating from Victoria Universitsity with a BA/BTeach in English Literature and Theatre, she now likes to keep busy with fingers in many pies. You can catch her performing comedy in Wellington with her usual dark sense of humour and quirky style. She also frequently attends shows to write reviews for the Wellington Comedy website she runs: http://www.capitalcomedywellington.com. Along with the blog she writes and stories that she hopes one day to publish. She’s incredibly friendly, so if you see her, make sure to say Hi!

To catch her next performance follow: facebook/JulzBurgisser or @JulzBurgisser

Catherine Hart2013 (Sept) with Amanda Palmer at San Fran

…completed her combined Honours degree in Theatre Studies and Classical Studies at the University of Otago in 2013. During her studies she realised that she belongs in the production of theatre, specifically working in stage management, marketing, and playwriting. After graduating Catherine went onto intern on The Fortune Theatre’s production of Boeing Boeing in the position of Assistant Stage Manager. In 2014 Catherine was able to expand her understanding of theatre through her position as Marketing Manager for the Wellington based company PlayShop, working on productions such as LIVE, Riddiford Street: Season Three, Playground, 10 Things I Hate About Us and Suddenly! A Musical. Catherine was extremely privileged to work as a runner for the 2014 production of World of Wearable Art. Catherine also worked as both Production Manager and Stage Manager of Calvin Petersen’s production of DOGS in December of 2014. In 2015 Catherine has continued her work with PlayShop while concentrating on her playwriting.