Shake Alive 2016


Trygve Wakenshaw (SGCNZ NSSP 1999)

Trygve (pronounced Trig-vee) is an award-winning performer. He grew up in Hastings,as one of four children, and is the only one in the family to display a passion for theatricality. Soccer was more fun to play if you could devise funny ways of slipping over on or near the ball. (His two brothers are very good […] Read More

Emma Corbett (SGCNZ NSSP 2014)

Emma Corbett was extremely lucky to be invited to be the student costumier for the 2014 National Shakespeare Student Production in Dunedin. She considers NSSP one of the best weeks of her life because she made so many friends and memories. She learned to work with the directors and actors on three plays, good time […] Read More

Juliette Bernard (SGCNZ NSSP 2016, SGCNZ YSC 2017)

This time last year Juliette Bernard was in London having an “experience of a lifetime.” Since coming home from this trip she finds herself, almost daily, reflecting on the experience. As a student currently studying theatre she couldn’t put a price on her Shakespeare trip last year. Juliette absolutely loved that they were immersed in […] Read More

Helena Goldsmith (SGCNZ NSSP 2017)

The 2017 SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production was an incredible opportunity for Helena Goldsmith, where she was able to meet an extraordinary range of like-minded peers and learn so much, about not only the craft of Shakespeare’s theatre but also herself. Since her time at NSSP, she has graduated from high school with an Excellence […] Read More

Bailey Dunnage (SGCNZ NSSP 2014, SGCNZ YSC 2015)

Since recently graduating his Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at WAAPA in Perth, Bailey Dunnage is now based in Melbourne. He released an EP Album of Acoustic Covers available online, and is excited to play the role of Matt in the Australian premiere of Fugitive Songs, a song-cycle written by award-winning songwriters Chris Miller and […] Read More

Connor Charlesworth (SGCNZ NSSP 2017)

After his amazing experience at the New Zealand’s National Shakespeare Schools Production, Connor Charlesworth felt even more confident that his career path would be the performing arts. He moved to the United Kingdom a week after finishing school, in the search of acting training at some of the world’s best conservatories. Connor was accepted into […] Read More

Ashton Blake-Barlow (SGCNZ NSSP 2012)

Ashton Blake-Barlow is in his third year of studying medicine as a post-graduate in Dunedin, after completing a BSc in biochemistry. He adored the NSSP experience and feels that his background in drama and theatre has put him in good stead in his career as a doctor, with regards to public speaking and confidence in […] Read More

Ben Black (SGCNZ NSSP 2014, SGCNZ YSC 2015)

Since SGCNZ YSC 2015, Ben Black has worked as an actor on television shows and commercials, and a professional voice over artist. His screen roles include Caine in The Cul De Sac, a sci-fi post-apocalyptic children’s show which aired on TV2. Season Three premiered on the 21st of July 2018. He played Zave Goodfellow in Filthy […] Read More

Carmel McGlone (SG IAF 2011)

“I went to school in Porirua, Viard College. Drama wasn’t taught then but I remember doing (studying would be too grand a term for what we did) Macbeth in 3rd form and Hamlet in my 7th form English class. Dawn Sanders invited me to be an assessor for the SGCNZ National UOSWSF a couple of times, I’ve held […] Read More

Alison Walls (SGCNZ NSSP 1997)

Alison Walls is an actor, director, author and occasional puppeteer. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. She holds an MFA in acting from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in French from Victoria University of Wellington. Alison first encountered SGCNZ at Wellington East Girls’ College through the […] Read More
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