Performing arts, research & art
Aotearoa New Zealand
This website profile's the work of Lisa Maule.
Lisa works in the performing arts and events in Aotearoa New Zealand. She coordinates two Wikipedia project's: Performing Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject - a centralised open source place for information about all aspects of performing arts in New Zealand, and Pacific Arts Aotearoa a project centred on the Arts Pacfika Awards about notable artists and practioners.
Lisa's artistic practice includes set design, lighting design, painting and drawing.
He Pākehā ahau.
I am Pākehā, a white New Zealander, my family is English and Scottish in heritage. I live in Te Whanganui-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 have a 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. I graduated in 2018 with a Master of Public Management from Victoria University of Wellington.
In 2021 Lisa started working with Te Rākau Theatre in the role of Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa producing Māori theatre projects alongside Jim Moriarty and Helen Pearse-Otene.