Artistic Director

Gaye Poole

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Gaye spent years as a professional actor in Australia, working with the Queensland Theatre Company (Brisbane), the Hole in the Wall Theatre (Perth), The Old Tote Theatre Company, Marian St Theatre and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (Sydney) and also directed plays such as Bid Me to Love, The Cherry Orchard and Cloud Nine. In New Zealand, Gaye has directed Cosi, Half Life, Marmalade: 3 short New Zealand plays, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, The Dispute, W;t, Away, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Cow & Fold, DraculaRabbit Hole, Instructions for LIfe, and The Histroy Boys, all for Carving in Ice Theatre.

For Theatre Studies at the University of Waikato she has directed: The Laramie Project, Pride and Prejudice, Attempts on her Life, The Last Days of Don Juan, and The Convent of Pleasure, Baby with the Bathwater, as well as devised works, Flights of Absurdia and SisterTies.

Before teaching Theatre Studies at Waikato, Gaye taught Theatre Studies and Film Studies at the University of New South Wales and the University of Newcastle (Australia), and University of Lodz, Poland.

ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
publicity@carvinginice.co.nz

 

 

ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz