Shake Alive 2016


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 is the Program Manager of The Actors’ Program and has worked as a radio announcer/producer, actress and voice over artist […] 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

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 of English class. Dawn Sanders invited me to be an Assessor for the SGCNZ National UOSWSF a couple of times, […] 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

Brendan West (SGCNZ NSSP 2004, SGCNZ YSC 2005)

Brendan West has, for the last decade, been on a journey through as many media as possible. Starting as a fight choreographer, which stemmed from training as a boxer and kickboxer, he quickly moved to the stage. In 2004 he was selected for SGCNZ NSSP and from there he went to London in 2005 as […] Read More
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