Angela Green – 2002

Hailing from Hamilton, where she attended Hillcrest High School, Angela was selected to be an inaugural student at SGCNZ’s first National Shakespeare School Production in 1996, and from that, to be a member of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 1997.

Angela graduated from Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2002 and soon after performed in Weta’s Jane and the Dragon. She has performed on all  professional stages in Wellington, including in Adagio at Downstage.  She produced and acted in Metamorphosis in 2008 and  has worked closely with iconic Wellington percussion ensemble ‘Strike’ since 2004.  A founding member of the Wellington Producer’s Room, Angela moved into producing in 2008 and became Manager of Programming at Downstage.  During her time there she implemented a number of new programmes, including refining a resident company programme, Soundstage music sessions and was the originating producer for FixTV. She was a Board Member of Young & Hungry Trust in 2012.

After 12 years in Wellington, part way through 2012 she made the move to Auckland, to take up a new role as Producer and then Executive producer at Auckland’s Q Theatre. Her responsibility was to programme the year’s shows, and manage the artists and companies who intersect with theatre’s business. While firmly on the business and management side at Q, her driver as a producer was working closely with artists through the creative process and providing them the space and practical expertise to produce the best work they can.

Angela is committed to working towards a vibrant and sustainable performing arts culture in New Zealand, and promoting creativity as a valued attribute in all areas of society and business. She is also a recent graduate of Leadership New Zealand programme. Her strengths are in relationship management, contract negotiation, project and financial planning and arts programming. Angela is currently studying towards a Masters of Business Administration at Auckland University Graduate School of Business and in doing so has wrapped her head around the art of accounting, finance and economics.

In October 2014 she was appointed Artist and Logistic  Manager at the Auckland Arts Festival. For the 2016 Auckland Arts Festival she worked as a programme manager for a number of national and international shows and on the Festival’s large-scale signature international outdoor events. Independently, she produced Between Zero and One (Strike) and since 2016 is the producer for A Slightly Isolated Dog company (Don Juan, Jekyll &  Hyde).

Angela is currently Programme Manager, Auckland Arts Festival. Previous employment: Artist and Logistics Manager, Auckland Arts Festival; Producer, Between Zero and One, Strike Percussion; Executive Producer, Q Theatre; Programme Manager, Downstage; Independent Producer (various) 2008 – 2015. Graduate, Leadership NZ, 2012.