2010 Go Solo Season

Northern Lights: After Party, by Bryony Skillington

Bryony SkillingtonBryony Skillington graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2007. She has performed at BATS Theatre in her one woman cabaret Get Cuffed and (Not) The All India Radio Show. She has also performed in Kidzstuff theatre company's Puss n Boots, The Pied Piper and Cinderella productions. Recent television credits include Nurse Penny Seegar in Shortland Street and children’s sitcom Emu, made for English television.

Producer: Adam Macaulay
Engineer: Phil Brownlee

Nightbloom, by Sophie Roberts

Sophie RobertsSince graduating from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama school, actor and director Sophie Roberts has appeared in Angels in America, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blood Wedding, Jeff Koons and Wolfs Lair. Her directing credits include Mr Marmalade, Blinkers, and the Toi Whakaari season of Go Solo. Sophie is also the co-artistic director of Almost a Bird Theatre Collective.

Producer: Adam Macaulay
Engineer: Phil Brownlee

Hay Daze, by Tansy Hayden

Tansey HaydenA born and bred Dunedinite, Tansy Hayden is a diverse actor with a passion for making her own work. She recently wrote, produced and acted in the production Keep It Rural for the Wellington Fringe Festival and was part of the Toi Whakaari graduate production of AoTERRORoa. Inspiration for her recent work comes from the people, places and memories of family holidays on a farm, and exploring society's expectations and ideals of women.

Producer: Jason Te Kare
Engineer: Adam Macaulay

He Calls a Spade a Spade, by Paul Harrop

Paul HarropPaul Harrop is a recent graduate from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. In November of 2008 he was part of the first group through to the Radio New Zealand Emerging Performer Traineeship where he helped devise, write and perform the radio play Dead Man's Pedal. As well as lending his voice to the radio Paul has also worked in theatre around Wellington and TV and film and works with production company Chess Club productions.

Producer: Adam Macaulay
Engineer: Phil Benge

Eyes the Colour of Diamonds, by Sophie Hambleton

Sophie HambletonSophie Hambleton graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2007. She co-wrote, produced and performed in VÜNDERBRA!, set and performed in a lingerie shop for the 2008 Wellington Fringe Festival. That same year she also travelled to Colorado for the GALSCO Summer Picnic Theatre Festival. She was nominated for most promising female newcomer at the 2008 Chapman Tripp Theatre awards for her role in The Little Dog Laughed at Downstage Theatre. Film credits include Second Hand Wedding and Home By Christmas.

Producer: Adam Macaulay
Engineer: Phil Brownlee

Memory Lapse, by Kristyl Neho

Kristyl NehoKristyl Neho (Ngāpuhi, Ngati Kahungunu) was born in Levin and raised in Havelock North as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She graduated from Toi Whakaari National Drama School in 2008. Kristyl’s Go Solo piece has since been picked up by Nina Nawalowalo, Tom McCrory and Briar Grace Smith. She is currently working on the 2009 Conchus Season at Bats Theatre.

Producer: Jason Te Kare
Engineer: Jason Te Kare

Here... Forever, by Romy Hooper

Romy HooperRomy Hooper graduated from Toi Whakaari in Wellington in 2009. She is something of a voice specialist having had extensive vocal training and taught voicework herself. She is an Auckland-based actor.

Producer: Adam Macaulay
Engineer: Phil Benge

Battered, by Jessica Grace Smith

Jessica Grace SmithJessica grew up in Dannevirke and at the age of 17 went to live in Argentina. When she returned she tried studying a variety of things including law, psychology, linguistics and Spanish. She tried working a variety of jobs including being a United Nations delegate's liaison and translator, a law secretary and a zookeeper. Because she was still searching for her real passion she decided to give acting a go and completed a Diploma in Stage & Screen Arts at NZCOPA in association with Whitireia Polytechnic, before auditioning and being accepted into Toi Whakaari. In 2009 Jessica co-produced and co-wrote the graduation film with industry professional Jason Stutter.

Who's Gonna Do The Karanga? by Matariki Whatarau

Matariki WhatarauMatariki Whatarau (Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngati Whanaunga) graduated from Toi Whakaari in Wellington in 2009 and is a Wellington-based actor.

Producer: Jason Te Kare
Engineer: Phil Benge