PREVIEW: Where We Once Belonged in Brisbane

February 13, 2012
PIPA crosses the ditch [by Sharu Delilkan] Although Joanna Mika-Toloa may be on her way to perform Where We Once Belonged in Brisbane for the first time, she will have her home team batting for her. The recent graduate of the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA) is beside herself about their impending Aussie performance. The Where We Once Belonged […]

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Ward-Lealand and the challenges of Rita Angus

November 15, 2011
Rita and Douglas and Jennifer [by James Wenley] Jennifer Ward-Lealand says playing Rita Angus is one of the most challenging roles she has ever performed in her career. “I’ve never done anything like this before”. It’s a surprising statement from Jennifer, whom over her long career in the performing arts has played roles as diverse as Boadicea in Xena: Warrior […]