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Team Red

Meet one half of our touring Duffy Theatre teams performing Duffy - Stuck in the Game! in 2019!

To check out some of our past actors, click here!

Joshua Bruce
Joshua Bruce

Where are you from?
I was born and lived most of my life in Pakuranga, East Auckland.

What books did you love growing up?
I absolutely loved the Horrible Histories series of books, Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda and anything to do with Star Wars. My favourite novel of all time was an adaption of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

What do you love about reading?
Reading is a beautiful way to learn more about the world you are in and others, expanding both your vocabulary and imagination. As a kid I would just love to delve into the world of a story and let my creativity spark off the ideas on the page. To me, it sometimes generates a similar feeling to the way acting does, where you put the book down and have to take a second to remember where and who you are. I live for that feeling.

What inspired you to be an actor?
For me, acting was almost a natural progression. I would always be role-playing in the backyard, fighting imaginary things with plastic swords and lightsabers (I must have gone through at least thirty). Then in primary school, I did the dreaded speech competitions, but actually found a passion for them. From there, I was simply inspired by watching countless movies and hoping that one day I could do the same.

Who are your real-life role models?
So many amazing people to name. But the people who have the biggest contribution to my life have been my parents, my high school drama teachers, and my tutors at university. These beautiful people have shaped me from the ground up and given me the strength to keep pursuing this crazy passion of mine, without which I could have so easily given up a long time ago. So thanks again everybody!

What do you look forward to most about touring in The Duffy Show?
I look forward to finally seeing as much of my home country as possible. I have never really strayed from the main areas, or seen much of the real countryside, so this experience will open my eyes to the amazing Aotearoa we share. I am also super excited to see how a show like this will change and become stronger over its 250 performances. I can't wait to do what I love for a whole year!

Fipe Foai
Fipe Foai

Where are you from?
Taupo

What books did you love growing up?
The Twilight Series, By Stephane Meyer

What do you love about reading?
Being able to learn a new adventure just from words on a page which is continuing to build my imagination and vocabulary.

What inspired you to be an actor?
The constant thrill of being on stage or in the moment it’s a feeling you can’t get from anything else.

Who are you’re real-life role models?
Definitely my parents, they gave up everything to come to NZ for a better life. So I will try my hardest to succeed for them and for me.

What do you look forward to most about touring the Duffy show?
The fact that we are able to see so many beautiful places in NZ whilst being able to educate kids about how awesome reading is.

Camille-Jayne Atkins

Camille-Jayne Atkins

Where are you from?
My family is from Ngawha but I was born and raised in Mangere.

What books did you love growing up?
I loved the Rainbow Fish and all dinosaur books with pictures of dinosaurs.

What do you love about reading?
What's being said on every page of a book, from the beginning to the end there is a flow of imagination through each page and that to me is a great story being told.

What inspired you to be an actor?
Dance and movement. I started my degree wanting to pursue dance but throughout my three years of training, I’ve learned that if I wanted to be the most skilled dancer, I needed to take in all performing art forms and develop those skill more in my craft.

Who are your real-life role models?
My Dad Clinton, Michael Jackson, Taika Waititi, Stan Walker, Ria Hall.

What do you look forward to most about touring in The Duffy Show?
Exploring Aotearoa and its wonderful gifts from the sea and feeding children’s passion.