The theatre collective my accomplice was formed in late 2009 by Hannah Banks, Uther Dean and Paul Waggott upon completion of their BAs at Victoria University. The three have been involved in numerous shows and have worked with some of Wellington's most exciting young theatre makers.
The artistic goal of my accomplice is to make work about the things that interest us and others our age, using forms that entertain us. We are making the theatre we, the younger theatre community, want to go to. We want to activate our audiences and we believe that the only way to make something for other people it to make something for ourselves.
We find interest in the common micro-absurdities of everyday living. We want to define the barriers between people and we want to create works where everyone involved own a piece of that work.
BA Hons (1st Class) in Theatre and English from Victoria University
Hannah is a producer, director, and actor. Her dream is to be a musician but sadly she doesn’t have the talent.
MA in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting), BA (Hons) in Theatre, BA in Film from Victoria University
Uther Dean is an acclaimed, award-winning freelance writer, director, and designer. He wrote, directed and designed A Play About Space which won Best Theatre at the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Awards and Best Design at the 2013 Wellington Fringe Awards, among numerous other nominations that included Best of the Festival in Dunedin and Best Comedy in Wellington. He also won a special award for service to the Wellington Fringe. He is the theatre columnist for Fishhead magazine, is a regular contributor to The Pantograph Punch and has written and reviewed for The Listener, The Lumiere Reader, Radio New Zealand, and Newstalk ZB. He holds a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the prestigious International Institute of Modern Letters. He is a member of the judging panel for the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2010 he edited Salient magazine and led it to a win in the Best Publication category of the respected Aotearoa Student Press Association awards.
B.A. (Hons.) in Theatre, B.A. in English Literature from Victoria University
Paul is an actor who came to New Zealand in 2002 from the U.K. In 2010 he received the Downstage Theatre Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. He's kind of a big deal?