After graduating from NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) in 2002, Ban Abdul’s vibrant and varied career started with the New Zealand production of Disco Pigs. This led to being cast in Downstage Theatre’s Top Girls, directed by Colin McColl in 2003, which gained a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards that year. From musicals to performance art and everything in between, Ban’s most notable performances include Duck; Baghdad, Baby! and Wait Until Dark in theatre, Eagle vs Shark, Avatar and Put Your Hands Together Please in films, and Jane and the Dragon as a motion capture artist. Having debuted for ATC in Rendered (2018), Ban is now back for the MiNDFOOD season of Two Ladies, in its premier New Zealand season.