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Team Red

Meet one half of our touring Duffy Theatre teams performing Duffy and the Cloakbay Bully in 2018!

Forrest

Forrest Denize

Where are you from?
I was born in Christchurch, but I grew up on the beautiful Waiheke Island.

What books did you love growing up?
Anything I could get my hands on! Especially magical realism and fantasy series. I still have my Harry Potter books, my Tamora Pierce books, Deltora Quest, and The Hobbit! I also read lots of Goosebumps, Jacqueline Wilson, Andy Griffiths and Roald Dahl. My reading log was always full! 

What do you love about reading?
I didn't have a TV when I was a kid, so books were my main source of entertainment, and because I always carried a book with me, I was never bored! Books are awesome because they don't run out of battery, they don't hurt your eyes, they don't make noise or light to annoy other people and they always helped me get to sleep. There are still millions more stories out there for me to read, and I love finding my next obsession.

What inspired you to be an actor?
Probably all the stories I read! I've always wanted to play, to pretend to be different characters, make up my own stories and dress up in costumes. Acting is one (really fun) way of being a storyteller.

Who are your real-life role models?
The golden quartet of phenomenal older actresses: Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren. They are unapologetically fierce, talented, hardworking, and female. Also Jacinda Ardern, I feel like she would fit in with the quartet if she was an actor.

What do you look forward to most about touring in The Duffy Show?
Seeing the country! I've haven't been to the west coast of the South Island yet, and road trips through Aotearoa are absolutely beautiful.  I'm excited about performing schools that might not otherwise get the chance to see theatre - I believe theatre should be accessible for everybody.

Frankie Browne

Frankie Browne

Where are you from?
Auckland’s North Shore.

What books did you love growing up?
I loved all of Roald Dahl, Dr Suess, Enid Blighton, Lynley Dodd, Tamara Pierce and Beatrix Potter Books. I loved the Cherub Series and randomly enough, I’ve always been a bit of a Shakespeare nut as a kid, A Mid Summers Nights Dream was my fav.

What do you love about reading?
I love creating the stories in my head, and how great I feel when I’m reading. It’s so calming. But at the same time, I love that you can get so invested in a story that you begin to cry over a characters death or yell when they make a bad choice.

What inspired you to be an actor?
I love telling stories and performing and singing. I’m a bit of a drama queen, so I thought that becoming an actor was just the natural choice.

Who are your real-life role models?
My Parents because they raised me, that takes a lot of Courage. Jacinda Arden and Maxine Flemming because they’re incredible women proving that girls can be the top dogs. My Big Sister because she’s incredibly smart and brave and my mate Will cause he’s a lad.

What do you look forward to most about touring in The Duffy Show?
I’m excited to travel the country it’s going to be like a giant road trip that lasts the whole year! I’m excited to eat at strange restaurants around the country. I think that says a lot about the town, how they make their coffee!!

Molly Weaver

Molly Weaver

Where are you from?
I’m from a little town in Wellington called Stokes Valley, all us locals call it Stokes Vegas though.

What books did you love growing up?
When I was younger I loved Dr Seuss books and also The Tales of Brer Rabbit, then when I was a tween I LOVED reading Sabrina’s Secrets, The Cherub Series by Robert Muchamore and Vampirates by Justin Somper.

What do you love about reading?
My favourite thing about reading is that I get to make up what all the characters look like and the images of all the really cool places they go. It’s like I’m painting a really detailed, long moving picture in my head!

What inspired you to be an actor?
My parents met through theatre, so since I was a tiny wee bubba I’ve always been surrounded by crazy arty people. It all worked out though because crazy arty people are my favourite kind! After doing my first real-life theatre show in high school I realised that my whole heart is in performing, and now I have a degree in Stage and Screen Arts and I get to perform every day!

Who are your real-life role models?
My Dad! He’s my best friend, the coolest guy I know and my biggest role model. I hope when I’m old I can be as wise, funny and talented and as kind as he is. Oh and The Spice Girls!

What do you look forward to most about touring in The Duffy Show?
Getting to see Aotearoa! We travel way-way-way up north and way-way-way down south. I think our country is a solid 10/10 so I can’t wait to see every single little bit of it!