DisruptDirected by Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand
Drug addicts CJ and his girlfriend Tracey are out to steal so they can score their next meth fix. When CJ breaks into a home familiar to him, he is forced to witness the pain and disruption his addiction has had on his family.
Directed by Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand
Produced by Peata Melbourne
Written by Aroha Awarau
Director’s Bio: Since training at Auckland’s Theatre Corporate, Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for 40 years. She is also a trained Intimacy Coordinator for stage and screen. Jennifer has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret.Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of the drama school, The Actors’ Program. She is President of Equity New Zealand (since 2007), Patron of Q Theatre, Theatre New Zealand and Te Manu Tīoriori Trust and serves as a trust board member of the Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Year’s Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to theatre and the community. In 2018 she was named SPADA Industry Champion and in 2019 New Year’s Honours List, she was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to theatre, film and television and presented with a Woman of Influence Award (for arts and culture) Most recently, Jennifer was honoured as the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2020.
Families can be the source of our highest highs and deepest pains, and they profoundly shape our life…