ALL THAT SPARKLES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK RIVER

 Everyone’s life needs some sparkle in it. At least that’s what you realise has been missing from your own upon listening to Sugar Mountain, the radiantly magical debut record from Australia’s glittery pop-star, Jack River. When we last spoke nine months ago, Jack River’s offstage alter ego, Holly Rankin was a mix of emotions as the … More ALL THAT SPARKLES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK RIVER

ANTONIA PREBBLE

ANTONIA PREBBLE Actress I loved growing up in Wellington, it’s a great small city for a child. Everything is quite compact so you can go to the beach, go BMX biking, or go for a bush walk all within close proximity and it’s very safe. Weirdly, I’ve wanted to do acting my whole life. I didn’t … More ANTONIA PREBBLE

MALIA JOHNSTON

MALIA JOHNSTON Choreographer & Performance Director Growing up in the South Island, my parents were ‘country service’ teachers so we moved around a lot. We lived everywhere, from Hinds to Clandeboye and Otira, all of which were a long way from any action. Then we moved to Christchurch when I turned fourteen which is where I … More MALIA JOHNSTON

SOPHIE ROBERTS

SOPHIE ROBERTS Artistic Director – Silo Theatre I grew up in Auckland on the North Shore, but went to a steiner school in Ellerslie. I always enjoyed drama at school, but definitely wasn’t a kid who always wanted to be an actor. I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I finished high school … More SOPHIE ROBERTS

LIVI REIHANA

LIVI REIHANA Comedian / One half of the musical comedy duo – The Fan Brigade I grew up in Mangawhai where I lived until age five, then we moved to a little town called Te Kauwhata in the Waikato which is about fifteen minutes north of Huntly. It sounds really dodgy, but we basically packed … More LIVI REIHANA

MEL PARSONS

MEL PARSONS Musician   I grew up down south in a little place called Cape Foulwind, just outside of Westport. My parents are definitely not musical but there was always music around. I still can’t describe the feeling, but I remember from a very young age that playing and listening to music always made me feel … More MEL PARSONS