John Parker is an award-winning set designer with a long history of designing for Auckland Theatre Company. His set designs include Winding Up, Six Degrees of Separation, Red Speedo, Peer Gynt [recycled], Polo, A Shortcut to Happiness, Red, Mary Stuart, Stepping Out, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, End of The Rainbow, Sweet Charity, Doubt, Mum’s Choir, Taking Off, Equus, Caligula, The Bach, Middle Age Spread, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Noises Off, Waiting For Godot, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Into The Woods and The Glass Menagerie. John has also designed for The Louis Vuitton Ball and The America’s Cup Ball, Bendon’s Next to Nothing, Bellsouth Pharaohs, Precious Legacy and Peru: Gold and Sacrifice for the Auckland Museum.
John was awarded a Waitakere City Millennium Medal for Services to the Community, and in 2010 he was made an Arts Laureate by the New Zealand Arts Foundation.
Still Life with Chickens. Winding Up. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Back on the Boards. Blithe Spirit. Shortland Street - The Musical. Six Degrees of Separation. Still Life with Chickens. Red Speedo. Still Life with Chickens. Peer Gynt [recycled]. Polo. Heroes. The Glass Menagerie. Midnight in Moscow. A Shortcut to Happiness. Black Confetti. A Frigate Bird Sings. Mary Stuart. Red. The Importance of Being Earnest. Stepping Out. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. End of the Rainbow. Doubt. Mum's Choir. Sweet Charity. Equus. Taking Off. The Bach. Caligula. The Bach. Middle Age Spread. The Rocky Horror Show. Waiting for Godot. Noises Off. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. ART. Serial Killers. Into the Woods. Amy's View. Cabaret. The Book Club. Julius Caesar. Honour. Dead Funny. Lovelock's Dream Run.