SGCNZ ALUMNI

Harriett Maire (SGCNZ NSSP 2012, SGCNZ YSC 2013)

Harriett Maire participated in the SGCNZ UOSWSFs throughout her five years at Takapuna Grammar School, gaining entry to SGCNZ NSSP in 2012. From there, she was selected to be a member of the Young Shakespeare Company 2013, and had the privilege of performing as Helena on the Globe Stage in London. She still participates yearly […] Read More

Hayley Sproull (SGCNZ NSSP 2007, SGCNZ YSC 2008)

Hayley Sproull was part of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company in 2008, performing on the globe stage as Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is an actor, comedian and musician originally from Wellington. She is a 2011 graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, where she earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting. […] Read More

Rawiri Paratene ONZM (SG IAF 2007)

Forty two years in the entertainment industry has seen Rawiri Paratene ONZM win acclaim as an actor, writer, director, producer and tutor in theatre, television, radio and film. He has gained an international profile from his performance as Koro (the Grandfather) in the iconic New Zealand feature Whale Rider (directed by Niki Caro). In 2010 The Insatiable Moon […] Read More

Celeste Oram (SGCNZ NSSP 2006 & 2007, SGCNZ YSC 2007)

Celeste Oram attended Diocesan School for Girls (2001-2007), was selected for SGCNZ NSSP in 2006 as an actor and in 2007 as the Composer-in-Residence, and was a member of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company in 2007. Celeste is now active as a composer based in San Diego, pursuing a PhD in music composition at the […] Read More

Natalie Beran (SG IAF 2015)

Natalie Beran is a SGCNZ-selected Shakespeare’s Globe International Actors’ Fellow. She is a drama graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York) and also holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Radio, AUT). Natalie has been the Program Manager of The Actors’ Program and has worked as a radio announcer/producer, actress and voice over […] Read More

Alexander Sparrow (SGCNZ NSSP 2010, SGCNZ YSC 2011)

Alexander Sparrow was selected for SGCNZ’s NSSP in 2010, and was part of SGCNZ’s YSC in 2011. He is New Zealand’s most prolific character comic, with past critically acclaimed shows including the award-winning DJ Trump; and award-nominated ENIGMA and The President. Alexander is also the Southern Hemisphere’s #1 Trump Impersonator, and a World Top 10 Trump Impersonator […] Read More

Aislinn Furlong (SGCNZ NSSP 2010, SGCNZ YSC 2011)

Aislinn Furlong was in her final year at Columba College when she directed and played Marina in an excerpt from Pericles at the SGCNZ Otago Regional UOSWSF and was selected for Direct Entry to SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production. After her experiences at the Globe as a member of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company she […] Read More

Dan Caddy (SGCNZ SWFSS 2001)

Dan Caddy attended Wellington College and participated in the SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare in Schools (now UOSWSF) in 2001, as Claudius in an excerpt from Hamlet.  Dan earned his drama degree at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School where he was awarded the Museum Hotel scholarship, in association with the SGCNZ.  Dan furthered […] Read More

Kirsty Hamilton (SG IAF 2007)

Kirsty Hamilton is a graduate of Toi Whakaari, NZDS. Her Shakespeare roles include Juliet, Rosalind, Maria, Dromio of Ephesus, and Silvia, among other characters.  In 2009 Kirsty graduated from European Act; a three month acting and screen writing intensive program through the London Actors Center, the Paris International Institute of the Arts and in association with […] Read More

Lisa Holmes (2nd Place SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition 2006)

“I was so excited to discover that you are still displaying the Lady Macbeth costume I designed what feels like centuries ago! In looking back I truly believe that the SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition inspired my current career path.” In 2006 Lisa Holmes had both a very inspiring Materials Technology (sewing and design) teacher and […] Read More
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