Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand


Since training at Auckland’s influential Theatre Corporate, Jennifer has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musicals and radio for over 33 years.

On stage her work includes The Goat, That Face, Berlin, Brel (Metro Magazine’s #1 Cultural Experience 2012) and The Book Of Everything for Silo Theatre, Rita And Douglas for Armstrong Creative and Twelfth Night, Le Sud, August: Osage County,The Heretic and Rupert for Auckland Theatre Company. Most recently, Jennifer directed Fallout: The Sinking Of The Rainbow Warrior at The Basement.

Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of The Large Group and The Actors' Program. She is currently President of Equity New Zealand, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust, Silo Theatre, Clarence St Theatre Trust, and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Years Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to theatre and the community.