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Charlotte Bates

Charlotte Bates joined the Circa Council in 2013. She is a senior associate at Bartlett Law, specialising in employment and health and safety law. Charlotte has a wealth of governance experience having been Chairperson of the Young and Hungry Arts Trust for 5 years and a board...

Neville Carson

Neville joined the Council in 1977. Neville has worked as a lawyer in government and in private practice, as an actor’s agent and as a film producer on the feature film The Last Tattoo (1993). Until recently he was Circa Treasurer and a Trustee of the Theatre Artists Charitable...

Debbie Fish

Debbie Fish is a set designer, installation artist and performer, and co-director of GoldFish Creative. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Victoria University and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from Massey University. Her set design for Burn Her was nominated for Best...

Andrew Foster

Director and Designer Andrew Foster was a co-founder of the award-winning Wellington theatre company Trouble. He has become known for his contribution to the development of new works. His collaborations with playwrights Jo Randerson, Gary Henderson, and Duncan Sarkies, have...

Carrie Green

Carrie Green (Ngāti Porou) graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2012. Along with Circa Theatre she has worked with Capital E, Centrepoint Theatre, Court Theatre, Radio New Zealand, Tawata Productions, Taki Rua, Silo Theatre and World of Wearable Art...

Carolyn Henwood CNZM

Carolyn Henwood is a founding member of Circa Theatre and the Theatre Artists Charitable Trust. She is a retired district court judge with an acting warrant. She is Chair of the Henwood Trust that is an agent for change in youth justice. She has served on the Board of Toi...

Ross Jolly

Ross Jolly is a founding member of the Council. Ross is a well-known actor in theatre, TV, radio, and film. He has featured in numerous stage roles and played John in the popular television series Gliding On and Market Forces. Ross was a TV programmer, TV director, and drama...

Simon Leary

Simon Leary is based in Wellington. He has performed in 15 shows at Circa Theatre including A Servant to Two Masters, Three Days in the Country, Switzerland, Problems, and recently played ‘Captain Hook’ in Peter Pan: The Pantomime. Professional theatre has taken Simon all over...

Salesi Le’ota

Salesi is an arts administrator, actor, and producer based in Wellington. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and the University of Auckland. He has appeared in three shows for The Conch; Conchus, Masi at the NZ Festival, and Vula at the Barbican in London, the...

Jamie McCaskill

Ngati Tamaterā, Ngā Puhi, Te Ati Haunui-a-pāpārangi Jamie is a writer, director, musician, actor, and producer based in Wellington. After graduating from UCOL Theatre School in 2000, Jamie has gone on to maintain a successful career in the performing arts, touring nationally and...

Gavin Rutherford

Gavin has been lucky enough to work in theatre, film and performance all over the country but is proudly based in Wellington, New Zealand. Gavin trained at the UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland. He has performed in over 50 Circa shows and is the “Dame” in...

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 1993. She has performed in over fifty professional theatre productions including Who Wants to be 100?, Troy the Musical, and In Flame for which...

Linda Wilson

Linda’s first involvement with Circa Theatre was as a Stage Manager. Since then she has been involved with many productions, beginning with Hunting (1979). Highlights include Foreskin’s Lament, in which she also played Pat; Joyful and Triumphant, which toured to Australia...

Susan Wilson

Founding member of the Circa Council and Circa Theatre formed in 1976, she has been Co-ordinator many times, the last being 2001-2003. Awarded an ONZM in 2001 for Services to the Theatre. A distinguished actor and director, her productions include many Chapman Tripp Award winners...