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Bruce Brown

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A Graduate from Unitec with a Bachelor in Performing and Screen Arts (Major: Directing & Writing), this will be Bruce Brown’s first time directing a play he has written himself. His past experience has been more directing work then writing, so he saw this as an opportunity to challenge himself to write the play that he has ‘been dreaming about on and off for several years’ and would ‘love to direct’. Having finally put pen to page, he is now excited to cut his teeth working on some tough emotional theatre with actors that share his passion for great drama.

He has also acted in the past; having been involved in ‘Communication’, part of AMI Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2009 and in various student plays for Howick Little Theatre including ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. In his ever shrinking spare time he enjoys reading, video gaming, throwing stones at glasshouses and socialising with friends.

Bruce is a graduate of Unitec’s Performing Arts Bachelor programme. He’s been involved as both a writer and director with Short+Sweet Auckland and has directed several productions with Ellerslie Theatre, including Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (2012), April Phillips’ Motel (2014), Terry Johnson’s The Graduate (2016) and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (2018). He premiered his first solo Basement Theatre show Hook-Up Boys in 2016 to sell-out audiences. Bruce is also the creator and artistic director behind the successful Legacy Project.

For Ellerslie TheatreThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (2021)director
Tinder Stories - The Worst Date Ever (2019)director
Beautiful Thing (2018)director
The Graduate (2016)director
The Playboy of the Western World (2015)consultant
I Hate Hamlet (2014)set builder
Motel (2014)director
How I Disappear (2013)writer
How I Disappear (2013)director
Loot (2013)lighting operator
Present Laughter (2013)consultant
The Winter's Tale (2012)director
Straight (2011)writer
Straight (2011)director
The First Night of Pygmalion (2010)Page
The First Night of Pygmalion (2010)production runner
Communication (2009)Jacob