Many years ago, in her graduation production of The Cherry Orchard at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Philippa Campbell played Lyubov Ranevskaya. Her work with Auckland Theatre Company began as dramaturg for Colin McColl’s premiere production of The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep by Vivienne Plumb. Since then, she has been involved in debut ATC productions of work by Emily Perkins, Briar Grace-Smith, Grace Taylor, Pip Hall, D.F. Mamea, Luke Di Somma and Greg Cooper, Arthur Meek and Eli Kent. One of Aotearoa’s leading film producers, Philippa most recently produced Jane Campion’s acclaimed international television series Top of the Lake: China Girl.