Stuart Devenie


2012 will mark Stuart’s 40th year as a professional actor. During these decades he has worked as a radio drama producer for the NZBC; a television director for TV One; Associate Director for the Court Theatre and Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre; an Equity Committee Member; a NZQA drama Expert Panellist; and a performer at Downstage . He has also workshopped many new scripts for Playmarket as both actor and director and was a founding councillor of Circa Theatre. As a long-time teacher of drama, Stuart has tutored acting, voice and directing for Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Northland Polytechnic, universities and high schools throughout the country.

Stuart’s work for ATC has included workshopping, tutoring, directing and recent acting appearances have been in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, ROMEO & JULIET, FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY, THE POHUTUKAWA TREE and HATCH! OR THE PLIGHT OF THE PENGUINS (which toured the country in 2007). That year Stuart was awarded an MNZM for Services to the Theatre and in 2010 he was endowed as a NZ Arts Laureate.