Compleat Female Stage Beauty Company

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Jessica Anderson

is an accomplished singer and an aspiring actress who has been performing for as long as she can remember. From Mandy’s Garden at age 7 to Dorothy in The Wiz at 17, she loves to share her energy and smile with others. She is currently studying at UoW and is keen to sing, act, travel and learn nine languages.


 


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Louise Blackstock

is in her final year of study, majoring in Political Science. She has been in several plays for the Morrinsville Little theatre, and was also in The Blue Shawl for the Fuel Festival. She has acted in several short films, and also enjoys writing for screen and theatre.
 
 

 


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Graeme Cairns

is a performer, actor, ukelele player, orator, gumboot dancer, arts administrator, media prankster and former politician. In 1984 he co-founded and led the McGuillicuddy Serious Party until 1999. Also co-founder of Slip of the Tongue Theatre Company (1984) and Free Lunch Street Theatre Company (2000). Graeme has co-ordinated the Street theatre for all previous Hamilton Fringe Festivals and is a life member of the Hamilton Community Arts Council.
 


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Renee Casserly

A Waikato graduate, Renee is now working full-time as an Arts Advisor for Arts Waikato. She has been involved in theatre in Hamilton since as an actor with Slip of the Tongue, Playbox; as actor/producer with Free Lunch Theatre Company, Upstage; as actor/ director with Musikmakers, as producer with Slip of the Tongue, Urban Vineyard, Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects.
 
 


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Alec Forbes

Bumbling yet belligerent, blue-eyed yet balding, beer loving and bongo playing – he has broken one leg, bashed two teeth and bent his bonce many times…but enough on the breezy bittersweet baubles of being… before Betterton he has brought onto the boards characters like Baron Bolligrew, appeared in plays entitled Bloody Poetry and Blood Brothers, and even a Bertolt Brecht. Born an ox he is believed to be a bit player in that B-Grade bubble of buffoonery – the Bivouac et al….
 


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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)and The Dispute.

 


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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 and The Dispute.
 


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Scot Hall

is in first year BA at UoW, with majors in Theatre Studies and English. He is the recipient of both the Vice Chancellor'sPrize for Academic Excellence, and a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship. After last year's NCEA scholarship examinations, Scot was awarded scholarships in both Classical Studies and English, and named Top Scholar in Drama for2007. He represented NZ this year, studying and performing at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as part of the 2008 SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company.
 


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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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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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Antonia Lema Trevino

A former Hillary Scholar, Antonia’s passion is to share stories that allow people to submerge in a magical realm and express the timelessness of our central issues. She wishes to do so by following a career in film and continuing to perform. Antonia’s theatre and dance productions include The Laramie Project, Cosi,Do You Speak English?,  Manawa and other works performed in Mexico City, her hometown. She has also written and directed the short films Incarnee and Dukkha.
 


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David Lumsden

has taught Philosophy at UoW since 1979 and has been involved in Phoenix Players’ productions: Play it Again Sam, The Changeling, Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Three Sisters as well as Theatrevue’s Equus and last two Alumni reviews. David worked with Gaye in Half Life in 2007 and in this year’s Fuel Festival in The Joss Adams Show.


 


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Sean Lynch

has been working in professional theatre for over 20 years as an actor, director, designer and technician. Latest in lighting designs: Dying City for Silo Theatre Company, Cymbeline for the Pirapatea Players and Wild Dogs Under My Skirt for AK07. He is delighted to be back and working with some old friends in Hamilton. His band Conway is cool…

 


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Kirstine Moffat

has been on the sound team for several amateur productions including Oliver, Murder in the Cathedral and The Merchant of Venice. A particular highlight was playing in the orchestra for a Hamilton Operatic production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. A lecturer in English at UoW, Kirstine has just completed a book on the cultural history of the piano in colonial New Zealand.

  


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Pip Six

is a squashed mango, sticky and kind of exotic, and always very orange. She directed Slip of the Tongue’s 2008 production of Pericles Prince of Tyre and is a dedicated performer for Free Lunch Theatre Company. She is also a member of local art house band and Rugby League Football Club, ‘The Claudelends Weasels’. 
 

 


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 Moko Smith

Of Ngâti Rangiwewehi descent, Moko is in his final year of a BA, majoring in Theatre and Maori. He began in theatre at 13 at Hillcrest High. Recent theatre credits: for Slip of the Tongue, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lysamachus in Pericles; the waki in John Davies’ Blue Shawl and Leonardo in Blood Wedding, a Theatre Studies production. This is Moko’s second production with Carving in Ice, a company he enjoys for its cast as well as for its work and research ethic.
 


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Jason Tolley

Appearing for the second time on stage (the first was Cosi last year), Jason is a recent player both onstage and behind the scenes, working thus far only with the illustrious Carving in Ice. No role or task is too small for this computer nerd turned theatre snob.

 

 


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Brendan West

began acting at Hillcrest High School, representing the school in the 2005 Young Shakespeare Company. He is now completing a BA in Theatre & English as well as reforming the University ‘Upstage’ acting club. He has worked with several theatre companies in Hamilton, including ‘Slip of the Tongue’ and has been part of Carving in Ice since its conception, performing in The Laramie Project and Cosi.
 
 


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Bella Wheeler

was one of the ‘Young Dolphins’ with the Dolphin Theatre in Auckland from 1998 to 2001. She has also been a member of youth theatre companies Between the Lines (2003) and Outloud (2004-5). Bella has won awards at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competitions.
 

 
 


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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.

  


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Arianne Zilberberg

performed in numerous school Shakespeare productions including Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Olivia in Twelfth Night as well as participating in the Sheilah Winn festival in Wellington. She has also been in The Laramie Project, Swamp Treasures and Fame. Another Hillary scholar, Arianne is studying Theatre Studies and Screen & Media Studies. Arianne was recently in Carving in Ice’s Marmalade for the Fuel Festival.
 
 

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