DANIELLE MASON – Danielle completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School in 2002 and has since worked extensively on stage, screen and radio. She also has a BA in English Literature and Drama from Waikato University. Danielle has performed in over 30 professional plays across the country and in 2004 she won Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for her roles in ‘Collected Stories’ and ‘The Shape of Things’, at Circa Theatre.
PETER DAUBÉ – Peter has been working professionally as an actor for 25 years. He received the Chapmann Tripp awards for ‘Performer of the Year’ for his work on Circa’s production of the Blue room, and for ‘Best Sound Track’ for his compositions on the hit touring show, ‘Stories told to me by Girls’.
He has played in various bands and recently toured New Zealand with a three piece in the critically acclaimed show ‘Wheel of Experience’ culminating in a sell-out season at Q loft in Auckland.
Peter has just finished performing in Auckland Theatre Companies sell out season of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at the Civic theatre.
BRUCE PHILIPS – Bruce has had 43 years in the business, as an actor, director and writer in film, television, radio and theatre. For 22 years, Bruce was a member of the council running Circa Theatre in Wellington. While there, he won four Chapmann Tripp Theatre Awards as Best or Supporting actor and directed 15 plays.
HARRIET PREBBLE – Harriet was most recently seen in Circa’s production of Gifted as Janet Frame in 2015. For this role she was nominated for “Supporting Actress of the Year” and “Most Promising Female Newcomer” at the 2015 Wellington Theatre Awards last year. She is looking to working on Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike directed by Susan Wilson in August and the Wellington premiere of Dave Armstrong’s play Central directed by Conrad Newport in October.
SIMON LEARY – Stage Kiss will be Simon’s eighth play with Circa Theatre. Playing title character in Robin Hood marked his third summer pantomime for Circa. Simon was nominated for “Most Outstanding Performance” at the 2015 Wellington Theatre awards for his portrayal of Truffaldino in A Servant to Two Masters.
RIA SIMMONS – Ria started her training at the New Zealand School of Dance, studying Contemporary Dance. She then went on to attain a Bachelor of Performing Arts Acting from Toi Whakaari; The New Zealand Drama School. After travelling the world last year, she’s excited to be home and employed for the winter taking on this part as her Circa debut.
STEPHEN PAPPS – Currently performing in King Lear as Kent, Stephen’s other Circa plays include: Entertaining mr Sloane; Mike and Virginia; Midnight in Moscow and No naughty bits (for which he was nominated best actor at Chapman Tripp awards).