Stuart Devenie

Dr Lomas

Stuart Devenie is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished actors with a theatrical career spanning over three decades, in which time he has directed and acted for every major theatre company in the country.

Earlier this year, Stuart headlined Auckland Theatre Company’s hugely successful tour of HATCH OR THE PLIGHT OF THE PENGUINS at the Ten Days on the Island festival in Tasmania. This was soon followed with the tour of Roger Hall’s FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY.

Stuart’s previous works for Auckland Theatre Company include CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, HATCH, DISGRACE, CALIGULA, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, LADIES NIGHT, MIDDLE AGE SPREAD, TAKE A CHANCE ON ME, COPENHAGEN, SERIAL KILLERS, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, UNCLE VANYA and MOLLY SWEENEY. Stuart has also directed THE ORDERLY BUSINESS OF LIFE and THE GOD BOY for the Company.

From 1983 to 1984, Stuart was the Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North. Also, he was a senior tutor at both the New Zealand Drama School and Northland Polytechnic. In 2000, he established a theatre company, Playfair Ltd, in Whangarei and enjoyed successful runs of COLD TURKEY, TAKE A CHANCE ON ME, THE GOD BOY, LADIES NIGHT and MIDDLE AGE SPREAD.