George Henare


"46 years in this vagabond but very rewarding profession. A career which began in 1965 with the NZ Opera Company production of PORGY AND BESS, then, subsequent operas graduating from chorus member to character principal, then into "Legit". Theatre apperances include performances for the Maori Theatre Trust, Downstage, Mercury, Stetson Productions, Court, Circa and Taki Rua. Across the ditch with Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Ensemble and Company B Belvoir - all these interspersed with Radio Drama, Television, Talking Books, Documentary Narrator, Films and hosting awards presentations.

Enough background here I think to enable me to give a compelling account of the characters of Werihe. The honours, achievements and awards over the years have been an extremely humbling experience for which I will be eternally grateful.