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Glenda Pearce |
Glenda Pearce is a specialist professional effective speaking coach and workshop facilitator in all aspects of theatre, public speaking, poetry and writing. She facilitates the development of confident, expressive and artistic voices. Ms Pearce is an experienced theatre arts director with a proven record of practical experience directing a range of Theatre genres. Ms Pearce is also the President of the Speech Communication Association and a registered national adjudicator for public speaking, debating and performing arts.
Jake La Jeunesse |
Jake began his theatre career very young, as the only 8-year-old who could read well enough with a loud voice to narrate his church Christmas pageant. Coming from a town of about 8,000 people, theatre was a very do-it-yourself affair, and through necessity he learned how to perform, direct, produce, stage manage, design sound and lights, and publicize by the time he earned his undergraduate degree. In his hometown in the U.S.A., he taught a high school drama program while creating unique and original productions, including Vaudeville!, a seasonal production re-creating American musical performances from the 1900s to the 1920s, where he played several historical performers including Eddie Cantor, both Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and his personal favorite, George Burns. He has since gone on to perform, write and direct, and fulfill various behind-the-scenes roles in the U.S., South Korea, and here in Auckland. Being exposed to the Auckland film industry, he has also appeared as an extra in a few productions, but feels that the world of film can't compete with the excitement of live theatre.
Lindsey Rusling |
Lindsey Rusling began her passion for theatre at the Winter Gardens Theatre in Great Malvern, UK in a school production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and has her family, their love of all things Musical Theatre and long car trips to thank for her obsession with Broadway tunes.
Lindsey is currently employed at Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt, New Zealand as both the Drama Teacher and Director of CSJ Drama (an afterschool Drama programme for boys and girls aged 8-adult).
Lindsey has performed in, directed and choreographed numerous amateur and professional dramatic and musical productions in the UK, Netherlands and now in New Zealand where she has enjoyed being involved with many of the theatre groups around the Wellington area. She has adjudicated a number of competitions in the region and in 2018, Lindsey directed; Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bad Girls: The Musical and performed as Geraldine in The Vicar of Dibley.
Lindsey is keen to promote the incredible theatrical creativity and talent to be found in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Marty Wilson |
Marty Wilson has been hanging around community theatres for nearly 20 years. From on
An internationally qualified makeup artist – holding an ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and
Marty has become well known around South Auckland for his Hair and Makeup skills and for
Community theatre is a real passion for Marty and he has seen many theatre shows (both
There is something amazing about a group of like minded and talented people coming
Monica Moore |
Monica has been involved in all facets of theatre and theatre education for 32 years. She has worked as a professional director and this includes directing two shows at opposite ends of the country over the same time period. "This is when I realised how small New Zealand is and how good we are at theatre as a nation." She has seen and continues to see many theatre performances around the world including West End, Broadway to regional performances of which many have been just as slick! ?“I've seen the good, the bad, the ugly and the stunning!” – Monica Moore Monica has also been writing and selling stage musicals and interactive theatre shows for 25 years to schools and amateur theatre groups all over the world. The extended family audience has extended into USA, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked in all facets of theatre and has a special interest in the impact of theatre on the individual and society in general. As an educator Monica used theatrical technique and form as an important learning tool and maintains that it is an excellent if not the best way to support authentic learning across the curriculum. Monica’s work can be viewed on her website www.monicamooreproductions.com, her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/monicamooreproductions, join her on instagram @monicamooreproductions or subscribe to Monica Moore Productions on You Tube
Pauline Vella |
Pauline has been involved in theatre for a scary 62 years with her first performance on stage being a surprise “to her parents” appearance on stage with the Irish Singer Patrick O’Hagen.
School musicals and Community Theatre followed which led to a career in the thriving Cabaret scene in Auckland, and occasionally through New Zealand, followed by five years travelling New Zealand and Australia in Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar.
After taking time out to star in her best two productions to date, raising two sons, she returned to performing, singing and a new love, Directing and has been extremely busy for the past 19 years.
She has a firm belief in the mental health benefits of singing for everyone and participation in Community Theatre for children and adults, and is passionate about sharing her love of “ making stuff up” with her kids theatre group, her Singing pupils, through tutoring at StarJam and mentoring other Director’s and Production Managers.
Pauline has shared her expertise in running a community theatre with both Auckland Music Theatre, where she served as Tresurer, then Chairperson and Playhouse Theatre Inc. where she is the current President.