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Jonathon's employed a strong and diverse range of skills in a variety of contexts. These range from exploring marae based theatre in the early nineties, award winning stage work, playing characters on screen, building company environments, mentoring emerging artists, reviewing on radio and shaping development in advisory or governance roles. He’s relished the opportunity to keep learning while championing new voices and perspectives.

As Chief Executive he’s driving a strategic refresh of BATS Theatre in Wellington. Recently he worked at Fortune Theatre as Artistic Director after nearly a decade and a half of leading actor training at UNITEC and Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School.

He’s directed for Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, Downstage, Circa, Centrepoint, and BATS. As well as presenting premieres of work from Aotearoa, Jonathon’s received acclaim revisiting classic plays in surprising ways. Recently his touring production of An Iliad starring arts icons Michael Hurst and Shayne Carter created excitement in venues and festivals across the country.


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