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About Us

We are a theatre company making innovative, original works from our base in
Christchurch’s reclaimed cultural hub – the Arts Centre.

We’re on a mission to grow and foster the theatre scene in Christchurch. Our vision is to see Christchurch become an internationally recognised city for innovative theatre.

To do this, Christchurch needs to continue developing its own cultural voice. There is no other city like ours in the world, and we represent that uniqueness through the theatre we make. We make original New Zealand theatre for New Zealand theatre lovers.

We offer A major part of this process is offering ways for theatre makers to
collaborate. Our aim is to establish an environment where e. We want to establish an environment where the theatre community can can come together freely to share ideas and inspire each other. We will be bringing the country’s best theatre makers to this city so we – as a community – can learn from what they do.

It’s also important to foster young theatre-makers in this city. We fell in love with theatre at a Christchurch youth company and we want to pass this passion on to the next generation. We hold workshops for up and coming actors to help nurture their talent. We run education programmes for primary school -aged children to allow them to see how theatre is developed and to have the chance to create their own works. It’s important to us that making theatre is seen not just as a hobby, but as a viable career option for young people.

We work hard to produce engaging and entertaining shows. But we also understand that theatre is an art-form that can be used as a tool for encouraging social change.

Our shows aim to make people think; to challenge people’s perceptions about issues; and to push the audience to consider what is truly important.

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Holly Chappell - Co-Artistic Director, Producer

B.A. Grad. Dip. Teach. MTA.

Holly has a Master of Theatre Arts in Directing from Victoria University and Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa: NZ Drama School, the premiere performing arts university in New Zealand. She has taught acting at Original Scripts Theatre School for ten years, had a successful high school teaching career and worked as an acting tutor and director for Toi Whakaari and Whitireia Polytechnic.

She is the co-artistic director and producer of Two Productions which has produced the devised works Moemoea at Te Papa Marae, If You Only See One Show in your Life, The Disaster Brothers, the Basement Theatre season of Balmy, the immersive theatre show, The Powerful Event on a vacant space in Christchurch, The Wild Hunt for The Body Festival 2014 and Open for Business in St. Kevins Arcade, Auckland.

She was the director intern for Red Leap Theatre in 2013, lead projects for Red Leap for Auckland Live and The Auckland Arts Festival. She has assisted Miranda Harcourt, Willem Wassenaar, Angela Bloomfield, Andrew Foster, Colin McColl and Jo Randerson. She is also on The Exchange Space board and The Original Scripts Theatre Trust board.

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Tom Eason - Co-Artistic Director, General Manager

B.A. B.P.A.

Tom has a Bachelor of Performing Arts: Acting from Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School.

He has performed in Red Leap Theatre’s Sea and Dust Pilgrim, and Group F’s The Breath of the Volcano and Skin of Fire in the Auckland International Arts Festival. He has co-directed Toi Whakaari’s Go Solo Season 2013-15. He is co artistic director and general manager of Two Productions and has performed in their works Moemoea, If You Only See One Show In Your Life, The Disaster Brothers, Balmy, The Powerful Event and Open for Business.

In 2014 he was awarded the “Circa Award Donated by TACT Most Promising Male Newcomer” for his Role in the Wellington production of Equivocation directed by Peter Hambleton. He is has just finished working with Massive Theatre Company on The Wholehearted.

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