A big mihi to our wonderful actor Tainui Tukiwaho (Te Arawa, Tūhoe) who took home the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award at the end of 2023.
His latest play The Sun and the Wind was acclaimed on premiere in Wellington last year and appears shortly as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2024.
Here is is with his son Te Rongopai accepting the award!
The Wellington Theatre Awards took place last night and there was a heavy KRA presence in the nominations this year.
Massive congratulations to Finley Hughes who took out the Most Promising Newcomer award!
The rest of our KRA whānau who were nominated are as follows:
Sean Rivera - New Playwright of the Year
Tuakoi Ohia - New Playwright of the Year
Tainui Tukiwaho - New Aotearoa Play & Actor of the Year / Outstanding Performance
Lauren Gibson - Actor of the Year / Outstanding Performance
Amber Curreen - Director of the Year
We couldn't be more proud of our incredible Ezra Williams for wowing the judges in The Voice Australia.
Ezra turned two judges chairs in the blind audition rounds and chose Jessica Mauboy to be her coach.
We can't wait to see Ezra bring the house down again in the next rounds. She is a true superstar.
Check out Ezra's blind round audition here.
The Brokenwood Mysteries is back for its 9th season!
Cristina Ionda returns in her core cast role as Gina Kadinsky, Brokenwood's resident Pathologist, as well as Roy Ward, Ascia Maybury, Tom Knowles and Peter Feeney reprising their roles in the Brokenwood community.
Season 9 is available to view on TVNZ+.
KR Actors' lovely and talented Clementine Mills has hit the small screens as new surgical intern Quinn Cox on Shortland Street. We are so excited to see what NZ's premier soap has cooked up for her character.
As well as our core cast members Marianne Infante and Theo Dāvid, we couldn't be more proud of all of our actors who have walked the halls of Shortland Street in 2023 so far (listed below).
- Stephen Lovatt
- Ben Porter
- Connor Amor-Bendall
- Darien Takle
- Helen Corry
- Kellie-Michelle Cheung
- Lydia Buckley
- Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson
- Brigit Kelly
- Matt Halliday
A huge congratulations to Roseanne Liang who has been slated to direct the iconic, global stars, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie in the new action-thriller Maude vs. Maude.
If you haven't seen Red, White & Brass get along to a cinema ASAP. So much heart and plenty of laughs!
A huge congratulations to KR Actors' hilarious and talented Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson, we couldn't be more proud of you.
The wonderful Tatiana Hotere won a sweep of awards for her show Skin Hunger at the 2022 Fringe Awards, including:
Outstanding Individual Performance - Theatre: Tatiana Hotere
Outstanding Writer: Tatiana Hotere
Outstanding Overall Director: Director: Romy Hooper
Pannz Auckland Fringe Awards: Pitching - Skin Hunger
Skin Hunger was on again recently as part of the Summer at Q season this year!
She's more than a toy. She's family.
M3GAN is currently delighting and horrifying people around the world. Catch our Kira Josephson in a cinema near you now!
It's been a wild ride over the past few years for live events, but our actors have weathered the storm and triumphed!
Shout out to the theatre companies for looking after our actors so well: Silo Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company, Circa Theatre, The Court, Indian Ink, Te Pou Theatre, The Basement and all our independent friends too.
Special mentions go to Stephen Lovatt and Sophie Henderson in The Writer; Bella Kalolo-Suraj, Lauie Sila, Italia Hunt, Daya Sao-Mafiti, Siana Vagana and Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson in Dawn Raids; Jonathan Martin, Alvin Maharaj, Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson and Mustaq Missouri in North By Northwest and so many more.
Congratulations also to Keagan Carr-Fransch who directed Seven Methods for Killing Kylie Jenner for Silo Theatre.
What a night and what a journey!
At the end of 2022 we celebrated 30 years since the inception of the agency.
A big thank-you to all our actors, and congratulations in particular to Kathryn herself!