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Fiona Sneyd

Many Hamiltonians will know Fiona as a regular food columnist for Waikato Times and a member of the Famers Market Trust. Fiona is also a long-standing member of a local play-reading group. She has performed with Phoenix Players, Playbox, Hamilton Operatic Society and Theatrevue in such plays as Twelfth Night, Henry V, Hamlet,Tom Stoppard's After Magritte, Pam Gems' Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis Clos and Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of JoeEgg. She particularly enjoyed the experience of playing comedy in Michael Frayn's Noises Off. Her favourite role has been Masha in Chekhov's The Three Sisters....until Vivian Bearing.


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Keagan Fransch

arrived in New Zealand in 2004. She has a BA in Theatre and Psychology, an Honours degree in Psychology, and is currently engaged in the Clinical programme in Psychology (Masters). For Theatre Studies she has featured in The Full Catastrophe, Blood Wedding andPride and Prejudice as Jane. A Carving in Ice regular, Keagan has played in Cosi, The Joss Adams Show, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom andThe Dispute.


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Michael Potts

is a Hillary Scholar studying Theatre and English at the University of Waikato. He has performed in both musical theatre and drama over the past 5 years. Roles include Edmund (King Lear), Creon (Pericles), Fiers (The Cherry Orchard), Ernst (Caberet), Mesrin (La Dispute) and Aston (The Caretaker) and the Artful Dodger (Oliver!) He is currently rehearsing for Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters He has directed Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party and The Caretaker.


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Clive Lamdin

has dabbled in theatre for many years, performing inOne Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, The Crucible andMerry Wives of Windsor for Playbox Theatre.   Since enrolling as a mature student in Theatre papers at the University of Waikato a few years ago, he has indulged on a more regular basis.  He has appeared in Cosi, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, The Joss Adams Show, Attempts on her Life and The Dispute, all directed by Gaye Poole, as well as John Davies’ The Blue Shawl. Clive’s other passion is music and he conducts two Hamilton choirs.


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Richard Homan

is an experienced street theatre performer.  In 2006 Richard won Best Street Act at the Dunedin Fringe Festival. He has made flutes, and created and performed with masks and puppets (Swamp Treasures).  He has appeared inEndgame and The Imaginary Invalid. Richard has worked with Gaye many times:  The Laramie Project,Cosi, Half Life, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Pride and Prejudice, The Dispute , and as Edward Kynaston in Compleat Female Stage Beauty.


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Kate Davison

is a Hillary Scholar at the University of Waikato doing a BA/BTeach majoring in  English and Theatre Studies. She currently teaches drama at Starmakers Performing Arts School where she is directing a short musical based on one of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. Previous acting credits include Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Alice in Alice in Wonderland and Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Later this year she will play the role of Natalya in the Hillary Scholar's production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters.


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Stuart Dunn

has been doing theatre since the age of 13. At Whangarei Boys High School he played in Oliver and was also a part of the Northland Youth Theatre group. Stuart has worked with Carving in Ice before in Cosi, Half Life, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, The Joss Adams Show and Neighborhood 3:  Requisition of Doom.

 


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Jacques Fourie

is undertaking a conjoint Arts/Law degree at the University of Waikato.For Theatre Studies, Jacques played Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. He has appeared in The Blue Shawl (2008 Fuel Festival), The Glass Menagerie and, as well, General Review of the Sex Situation. Jacques has featured in Carving in Ice’s Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (2009)andThe Dispute.

 


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Zoe Vaile

is a Hillary Scholar in her final year of a Combined Arts/Teaching Degree. At school she participated inthe Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.For Theatre Studies she has appeared inPride and Prejudice, Attempts on her Life, and Virus 308. As well she featured inGeneral Review of the Sex Situation andBash. For Carving in Ice Zoe has appeared inCompleat Female Stage Beauty, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom andThe Dispute.

 

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