Our Youth Company Co-Leaders

Matthew Kereama

Matthew Kereama (Ngāti Raukawa) completed a BMUS with HONS majoring in Classical Performance at the University of Auckland where his dissertation focused on the dialogue of opera directors. Matthew has also worked closely with professional directors from NZ Opera, Wellington Opera, Auckland Theatre Company and Te Rēhia Theatre Company in Assistant Director roles.

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips is the Head of Learning & Participation at Auckland Theatre Company. He has assistant directed for Auckland Theatre Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, and has directed for Whitireia Drama School, Young and Hungry Arts Trust, and at BATS Theatre.

Beatriz Romilly