Master of Public Management, Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture / Design), Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Victoria University of Wellington

Research Interests

Māori practices in relationship building, socially engaged practice in arts and other fields

Current Projects

Freelance management in project development

Major Achievements

Trustee - Magdalena Aotearoa Trust (2002 - CURRENT)

Research Project 'Bringing Relationships In: Mātauranga Māori in Project Work' (2018)

Head of Technical and Management Courses Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School (2012 - 2014)

Producer The Southern Corridor Project and Crossing Lines (2008 - 2013)

Winner Wellington Theatre Awards Lighting Designer of the Year (2008, 2000, 1998)

Selected Creative Work

"The Swing" by Helen Pearce-Otene development season (2020): Lighting design and production

Produced by Te Rākua Hua o te Wao Tapu. Directed by Jim Moriarty. Sound Design by Helen Pearse-Otene and Haami Hawkins. Set Design by Tony De Goldi. Costume Design by Cara-Louise Waretini

"The Clearing" Choreographed by Ross McCormack (2019): Lighting design

Produced by Footnote Dance Company. 2019 NZ Tour. Set design by Ross McCormack.

Sound Design by Jason Wright.

“Shel We” Tupua Tigafua (2018): Lighting design

Produced by Tupe Lualua, Le Moana, at Te Auaha, Measina Festival 2018


“Anahera” Emma Kinane (2017): Lighting design

Directed by Katie Wolfe at Circa Theatre. Set design Mark MacIntyre.


“The Undertow” (2017): Lighting design

Written by Helen Pearse-Otene, directed by Jim Moriarty, set design by Tony De Goldi, costume design by Cara Louise Waretini. Te Papa: The National Museum of NZ. Four full length plays (Dog and Bone, Public Works, Landeater.


“White Guitar” (2016): Lighting design

Text by the Luafutu family, script consultant Oscar Kightley, directed by Nina Nawalowalo & Jim Moriarty. Produced by The Conch.

Writing & Publication

Volunteer editor WIKIPEDIA, 2020

Maule, L. “I Did the Lighting.” Playmarket Annual No. 52, 2017

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