SENIOR DRAMA TUTOR
Northland Youth Theatre Alumni Georgia May Pope returns to NYT to tutor our Senior Classes.
With a background in theatre and devising, Georgia has been a part of the Whangarei theatre community for the past few years, helping to create and performing in shows such as 'Milk & Honey' and 'Jabberwock' with Company of Giants and co-directing 'The Garden that Time Forgot' with Northland Youth Theatre.
As well as tutoring our Senior Class, Georgia also manages ONEONESIX theatre venue.
Georgia's creativity and experience in creating devised theatre is invaluable to NYT.
JASMIN FISHER - JOHNSON
KIDS CLUB DRAMA TUTOR
Northland Youth Theatre Alumni Jasmin Fisher Johnson is our newest NYT tutor.
Jasmin was bought up in a world of drama with both parents successful actors, so it's fair to say theatre is in her blood.
After nearly 10 years performing for NYT, Jasmin is now stepping into the role of tutor, passing on her skills and knowledge around theatre to our youngest performers.
Naomi has been passionate about drama and theatre from an early age. She started to develop her theatre skills through high school drama class. At 16 she joined Northland Youth Theatre in their 2008 production of 2b or nt 2b, by Sarah Delahunty, as Helena. In 2013 Naomi completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Drama, Film, Media and Television. During her degree Naomi was able to develop her understanding in the industry, skills in improvisation, street theatre, Commedia del-Arte, Shakespeare and much more. Drama has given Naomi so many valuable life skills. Northland Youth Theatre is Whanau. "Kids are amazingly talented and I love helping them to explore and develop their skills. NYT is the perfect environment to do this in. I know I wouldn't have got this far without them."
Liz grew up in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the South Island and went to a primary school with roughly 40 children. Lucky for her, a teacher realised some fleeting potential and began taking her to theatre productions in Christchurch from the age of 8. Her first fulltime job was with Whakarite Theatre Company, where she got to tour New Zealand for four years. She then went overseas, cavorted around, jumped out of a helicopter in the middle of the Outback, and then returned to tour with a band. She then completed a degree in Theatre and Film at Canterbury University, while also performing in many productions and forming her own company.
She has taught drama in Christchurch, Wellington, and now Northland. She has been in a number of productions over the years, including Petruchio in an all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew. In Northland, she has been in Pack of Girls, and Mums Choir. She is also a keen musician. She writes her own songs and sings in a duo, and is part of Opera North.
SOME OF TALENTED PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED SHAPE NYT OVER THE PAST YEARS
Alan Palmer - Founder
Peter Williams - Patron
Maria Satterfield - Manager
Derek Simpson - Manager
Rose Daly - Manager
Jess Collins - Manager
Wayne Mckean - Chairman
Gareth Mauchline - Trustee
Natasha James – Lighting Designer
Gina Moss – Producer
Chloe Alderton – Designer
Charley Draper – Designer
Tim Bell – Lighting Designer
Benjamin Teh – Actor/writer
Fiona Douglas - Costumes
Hayley Douglas - Costumes
Hayley Clark - Costumes
Chris Kwark - Lighting
Benjamin Teh – Actor/writer
Milo Cawthorne - Actor
There are so many more amazing people you have contributed to NYT over the past 32 years. We would love to include everyone to this list so please contact us, so we can add you to our NYT Whanau Tree.