Performing Arts & Events
Aotearoa New Zealand
This website profile's the work of Lisa Maule.
Lisa has been part of many creative teams in the performing arts and events scene in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Instagram is an outlet for Lisa's drawings and images - her on-line visual diary.
Ko Pākehā ahau.
I am Pākehā, a white New Zealander.
I live in Whānganui-a-Tara Wellington.
My background is in the creative sector in Aotearoa. I started working backstage in performing arts in Wellington in my first year studying at university in 1990 at age 19. I went on to have a long career as a designer, organiser and educator, working across theatre, dance and events. I am currently working on research and development for projects.
In my creative practice I am best known for lighting design and I has been critically acclaimed with two Wellington theatre awards and a few more nominations. In my formative years I worked with Red Mole, Taku Rua and women's theatre such as 'Not Broadcast Quality' in Wellington. I am part of the Magdalena Aotearoa Trust and the international network The Magdalena project.
Between 2008 and 2017 I taught on the technical and management courses at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School. During this time I was part of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority targeted review of qualifications (TRoQ) in performing arts.
I graduated in 2018 with a Master of Public Management from Victoria University of Wellington. Through this I focused on leadership practice and organisation culture. My research project was titled “Bringing Relationships In: Mātauranga Māori in Project Work”. It is a case study centered around how Māori-based practices inform relationship building towards collaborative practice and organisational culture, a participant-observer study of the Māori theatre company Te Rakau Hua o te Wao Tapu.