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Duffy Theatre Creative Team

Duffy shows are brought to life by our amazing actors each year but the people behind the scenes are integral!

DIRECTOR - JEFF SZUSTERMAN

Jeff Szusterman

Jeff Szusterman is the Director and makes sure that the show looks, sounds and runs exactly as it should.

Jeff has worked as an actor, director and teacher in New Zealand and the USA. His acting credits range from numerous productions at Silo Theatre through to appearances in films such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. As a director, he has worked on projects as diverse as Shortland Street and theatre production The Water Engine. We're also excited to see Jeff's teaching experience shine through as he helps bring The Duffy Show to tens of thousands of children each year.

WRITER - LAUREN JACKSON

Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson is the Writer who comes up with the wonderful stories that Duffy kids around the country have come to know and love.

Lauren trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland in German and Film, TV & Media Studies. She works as a playwright, director, actor and drama tutor.  In 2005 Lauren won the Chapman Tripp Most Outstanding New Playwright of the Year Award for her play Exchange.

SET DESIGNER - JOHN PARKER

COSTUME DESIGNER - VICKI SLOW