Theatre director...

As the artistic director of The Living Theatre Troupe in New Zealand (1970 – 76), then Jet Theatre and Koru Theatre in Britain (1997 – the present) Ken has directed many innovative and often controversial new plays.

Some of these have been created by him in collaboration with the actors of his companies. In New Zealand, he also directed for Central Theatre and the Mercury Theatre, both in Auckland. Additionally, he worked in New Zealand as a professional actor for both stage and television.

 

Productions:

To Hell with Love

Ryan Craig, Jet Theatre

Three Servants

Ryan Craig, Jet Theatre

Voyagers

Ken Rea, Jet Theatre

The Deceived

Intronnati di Siena, Jet Theatre

The Government Inspector

Gogol, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The Devils

Whiting, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Clouds

Frayn, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The Last Circus

Ken Rea, Buxton Orr, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Unicorn

Buxton Orr, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare, Central Theatre, NZ

Tom Paine

Foster, Central Theatre, NZ

The Fantasticks

Rotorua Operatic Society, NZ

Doctor Faustus

Marlowe, The Living Theatre Troupe, NZ

The Shadow of Lionel Terry

Murray Edmond, The Living Theatre Troupe, NZ

Futz

Rochelle Owens, The Living Theatre Troupe, NZ

Progress in the Dark

Russell Haley, The Living Theatre Troupe, NZ

The Cup

Ken Rea, The Living Theatre Troupe, NZ

Marieken of Newmeghen

Trans. Robert Leek, Mercury Theatre, NZ