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Des Smith

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Des previously directed The Weir at ETS. As well as receiving the award for Best Set and Best Lead Male at the 2007 ACTT (Auckland Community Theatre Trust) awards the play also picked up the award for Best Production. Des is currently directing Shining City at Mairangi Players as well as working on a TV pilot for a comedy script he penned with a co-writer. Des’s philosophy to directing is to have a vision that all actors and backstage crew can buy into, get behind and also feel they can input their own creative ideas that lend themselves to the overall vision. Above all else Des likes to bring a team together that is energised, enthusiastic and prepared to have a lot of fun.

For Ellerslie TheatreFesten (2017)Helge
Travels With My Aunt (2012)director
The History Boys (2010)director
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2008)consultant
The Weir (2007)director
Not Now Darling (2006)Gilbert Bodley
Picasso At The Lapin Agile (2005)Albert Einstein