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P R O D U C I N G

2015

Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
The Large Group/Last Tapes Theatre Company

2013

Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand
The Large Group/Royale Productions

2007

Decadence by Steven Berkoff
Licentious Productions (co-producer)

2004

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Large Group


D I R E C T I N G

2016

Hudson & Halls Live! (director assist)
Hannah Playhouse (Wellington)

The Choice by Darlene Mohekey and Jess Sayer
The Blue Baths

2015

Te Puhi by Cian Elyse White
Koanga Festival/Going West Festival

Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
The Large Group/Last Tapes Theatre Company

Black Dog Relief – A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe (1 March)
Sharu Loves Hats

Cabaret at the Tabard (Napier, 13 January)
In conjunction with New Zealand Singing School

2014

Speak by Jess Sayer
Last Tapes Theatre Company (workshop)

2012

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Last Tapes Theatre Company

2010

Tic Tic by Paul Barrett and Michelanne Forster
Strata Creative

2009

Directed voiceovers for tv public service announcements
Church of Latter Day Saints

2008

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts

2007

The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
Silo Theatre

2006

Flying Solo closing show
Performing Arts School of New Zealand

Pygmalion and Galatea (nano opera)
Opening of sculptor Terry Stringer's exhibition at Webb's Gallery, Auckland

The House That Jack Built by Fiona Samuel
Urbis 24 Hours Deadline Theatre

2005

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Silo Theatre

Flash of Blonde by Craig Thaine
Urbis 24 Hours Deadline Theatre

Closing show for 'Star Turn' (voice & musical theatre course)
Performing Arts School

2004

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Dave Armstrong
Auckland Theatre Company

Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Assistant Director)
The Large Group

Arohaoteaora by Kip Chapman, James Milne, Paul Rothwell
part of Season of One (A Festival of Solo Performances)
at the Silo Theatre

2003

By Thunder by Murray Hutchinson
Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts

Acis and Galatea by Handel
NBR New Zealand Opera

2002

Big River based on Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, music by Roger Miller
Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts

Angel Eyes by Tom Bradley (workshop production)

Let Yourself Go - a Musical (devised and directed)
Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts

2001

Sister Wonder Woman by Josie Ryan (one-woman show; co-directed)
Silo Theatre

 



2016: Directing The Choice

"Director Jennifer Ward-Lealand’s detailed attention to character development, as well her uncanny ability to curate the show with nicely timed crescendos and de-crescendos, helped take us as audience members on an entertaining, as well as emotional journey, due to its subtle and intelligent execution". (Theatre Scenes)


2015: Directing Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

"Jennifer Ward-Lealand's direction is clean and sleek, moving through the story easily and without fuss". (Pantograph Punch




2012: Directing The Last Five Years (with Tyran Parke)

"Jennifer Ward-Lealand’s careful hand kept the balance just right". (Kiss My Arts)




2010: Directing Tic Tic

" . . . superb directing by Jennifer Ward-Lealand who has a marvelous knack for comedy". (The Big Idea)


2007:  Michael Hurst & Oliver Driver in The Mystery of Irma Vep

"With two such big show-offs starring, it's tempting to think that all director Jennifer Ward-Lealand had to do was stand back . . .

But this kind of theatrical froth requires a surprising amount of discipline and she is perfect at enforcing appropriate standards of theatrical craft" (NZ Herald)

2005: Andrew Laing in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

"Under . . . Ward-Lealand's fluid direction, the cabaret worked its magic, creating a lovely sense of intimacy and spontaneity." (Listener)


(photo:  Andrew Malmo)


2004: Mark Hadlow as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (
photo:  Andrew Malmo; click here for reviews, additional photos)

“ . . . (A Christmas Carol) was crisp, smart and sharp in director Jennifer Ward-Lealand's hands." (Sunday Star Times)


(photo:  Patrick Reynolds)

2004: Michael Hurst as Macbeth

"In this reading, Macbeth's 'vaulting ambition' is not his moral flaw but his initial motive power, and the play charts the growth of the pure malevolence he must develop to achieve his ends. This intensely character-based approach makes for a lean and kinetic production, stripped of adornment." (New Zealand Herald)


2004: Kip Chapman in Arohaoteaora

" . . . the show was originally directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand, ensuring that each concept, no matter what, is grounded in compelling truth. " (theatreview.co.nz)

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