Andrea Brigden

Andy Brigden is Managing Director of Out East Creative, Arts Management and Consultancy based primarily in Hawke's Bay and Christchurch. Her main 'baby' is FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead which made its debut in Christchurch in October 2018 as a Halloween inspired, destination weekend festival. She has also produced 'Thrill the World' annually since 2016 in Christchurch's Cathedral Square - a global synchronised zombie dance event to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

As well as creating arts events and consulting in theatre management, Andy works as an actor, director and teacher of drama for young people. She has worked in management positions with the Isaac Theatre Royal, Hawke's Bay Opera House and is a graduate of the Venue Management School in Australia. Andy has a BA Hons in Performance Writing and Visual Performance and a PGCE in Secondary Drama. She is former Director of the Hawke's Bay Youth Theatre and a Company Director of Theatrecomrades and Hawke's Bay Events.

Andrea Brigden has helped fund

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Last Tapes Theatre Company

Our regional tour will see Verbatim performed in New Zealand prisons, schools, and regional theatres. These are real stories, told in the words of those who lived them.

118% $3,540.00 OF
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Isaac Theatre Royal

Without your support the Isaac Theatre Royal will miss out on $150,000 of critical matched funding pledged by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

125% $377,390.00 OF
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Dance and Performance

Help us ‘Move on Up’ so we can continue all the great work we do for the dance and performance community. We only need 500 people donating $20!

65% $6,591.00 OF
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Lynette Pohio

H@BYT, will be taking the play Over the Top by Amanda Jackson to Chch and Brisbane in July 17. H@BYT actors are 12 of Hawkes Bays best young actors.

100% $10,060.00 OF
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Andromeda Arts Trust

With 75 performances and events lined up over 6 weeks, and with some help from you (please donate???) we can get Little Andromeda across the line.

105% $10,525.00 OF
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15 young Hawke's Bay actors are taking Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' to schools across Hawke's Bay and Australia in an exciting contemporary production.

7% $470.00 OF