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A Baker's Dozen

A fifty-minute schools' programme devoted to NZ playwrights.

Artist Information

Ensemble Impact

Website: http://www.ensembleimpact.com

Phone: 021 159 6093 or 04 389 3734

Email: admin@ensembleimpact.com

Qualifications

Individual artists, committed to and working together within a company-based ensemble.

We are all experienced professional theatre practitioners for whom live performance is a primary passion.

We can offer expert instruction in all aspects of professional production including: theatre history, Shakespeare, stage combat, play directing & staging.

We are actors, directors, designers, and technicians; we are teachers of acting, directing and technical crafts: all of whom have opted to work in an ensemble way, where our philosophies and professional standards of best practice are mutually agreed on and underpin our working strategy – doing what we do, but challenging ourselves in an atmosphere which encourages risk, growth, and the pursuit of excellence.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama

Topics or Genres of Expertise: The Best of the Best of Aotearoa

Languages Spoken: English, Maori

Target Age Group: Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: 5m wide x 2m deep performance space

Indicative Costs:

  • $750.00 per hour

Mode of Delivery: Performance

Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori

Qualifications:

Specialises in documentary style portraits, generally community-based projects. Exhibited widely in West Auckland and Edinburgh Scotland.
Currently working on picture story project on global democracy, travelled to Argentina to photograph and interview socialist activists.
Excellent communication skills, committed to social justice.
Have experience in running workshops for children, taught darkroom stills. Still using film (anologue), no digital experience.
Work part time at Corban Estate Art Centre as exhibition assistant.
Have an HND in Photography gained in Edinburgh Scotland.
Commissioned to produce portraits most recently by Waitakere City Council.Please visit this website for more details:http://www.ceac.org.nz/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/exhibitions_2006.aspx

Programme Information

References:

‘She’ll be Write’ was the best live theatre experience we have had this term. We have all became solid fans of ‘Ensemble Impact’ and look forward to your 2010 project. Duncan Allan, Selwyn College We loved it! Diane Dupres, Ashburton College Lovely performance accessible to all students. Just Magic. Elizabeth Grubb, Mountain View I totally loved the show. It was so insightful for a number of reasons. In a 50 minute period- through the scenes selected and the order performed- aspects of the history of New Zealand became so obvious- race,rugby, family, connections, love... Kristina Walton, Thames High School I also wanted to add my 2 cents worth in support of "She'll be Write" - fantastic performance for my students! Morag Carter, Pukekohe See it now! Book them for next year, if you've missed out for this year! Louise Flynn, Awatapu College A hearty big thanks to Ensemble Impact for making NZ theatre so accessible to our students Rachel Steele, HOD Drama, Wellington Girls’ Hosted the company today- great work, accessible and relevant. Gaenor Stoate, Spotswood College We all really enjoyed sampling a wide range of NZ's best plays with you. This in itself was a great opportunity, whetting our student's appetite for the many great NZ plays out there. Perry Piercy, Kapiti College

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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