Work to date

What have we done?


Auckland Live Phantom of the Opera – A popular classic, tells the story of a disfigured musical genius, living in the dark shadows of the Paris Opera House

New Zealand Festival

  • Complexity of Belonging – A contemporary dance/performance show from Melbourne
  • Te Pou – A new New Zealand work about Bruce Mason

Auckland Arts Festival

  • Te Pou – A new New Zealand work about Bruce Mason
  • Not in my Neighbourhood – A powerful piece about domestic violence


Auckland Arts Festival

  • Hikoi – A powerful show about the identity, culture and family
  • The Mooncake and the Kumara – A love story showing what happens when cultures clash and then learn to understand each other

Last Tapes Theatre Company Fallout – An interesting and education play about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Auckland Live Sound of Music – an old classic ‘the hills are alive with the Sound of Music!’

Artweek Auckland CATS (Musical) – What do CATS get up to when you’re not looking?

Taranaki Arts Festival The Mooncake and the Kumara – A love story showing what happens when cultures clash and then learn to understand each other

Tauranga Arts Festival The Mooncake and the Kumara – A love story showing what happens when cultures clash and then learn to understand each other


Wellington Interpreted performance co-ordination for Mamma Mia at St James Theatre in Wellington in November.

New Zealand International Arts Interpreted performance co-ordination for My Stories Your Emails and five writer’s talks for the  Festival, Wellington in February.

Auckland Interpreted performance co-ordination for:

  • The Sound of Music at Civic Theatre Auckland in October.
  • Hairspray for North Shore Musical Theatre in Auckland in August.
  • Mamma Mia at Civic Theatre in Auckland in March.

Drama classes Co-teacher for a series of three drama classes called Space Up on behalf of Deaf Aotearoa to celebrate and promote New Zealand Sign Language week in May. These were for three different age levels – children, teenagers and adults.

Interpreted Theatre Workshop for NZSL Interpreters Part of the organising committee for a theatre interpreting workshop run by an Australian company Auslan Stage Left, to train New Zealand interpreters in the skill of theatre interpreting.

Short Film ‘Tama’ Executive Producer of a short film titled Tama. Tama is the story of a Deaf boy finding his confidence through the haka. This is co-directed by two directors, one Deaf and one hearing. Tama has been in pre-production since 2012 and was filmed in early 2016.


Drama classes Nicola taught 5 drama classes with Michelle Philey to Deaf students at Papatoetoe East Primary School during December.  The student’s has a great time and put of a superb five minute Christmas story for the Kelston Deaf Education Christmas assembly.

Presentation to theatres and Arts Centres On 20 November Nicola presented with interpreter Kelly Hodges on theatre interpreting to Auckland theatres and Arts Centres. We hope that this has sparked interest in making the arts more accessible to the Deaf community.

Interpreted performance In November, Nicola worked with The Edge and interpreter Kelly Hodges on  the interpreted performance of Wicked which was hugely successful.

Interpreted theatre consultant In May, Nicola worked as the Interpreted theatre consultant for Tribes at Circa theatre which actor Erin Banks won a Chapman Tripp for her performance.  This was hugely successful with about 50 Deaf community members attending.  The interpreted performance was followed by a Q&A with cast and director which was very interesting.


Interpreted performance of Around the World and Buck Again, Capital E

Interpreted performance for Magnolia St, Odd Socks tried an innovative way of interpreting by pre-recording the interpreter then projecting it onto the wall next to the stage.  Though this had some disadvantages, such as it trying to make sure the interpretations stayed at the same speed as the actors, having the projection meant that the interpreter was easily seen, and was actually on-stage with the actors.


Odd Socks Productions was a finalist for the Big A award from Arts Access Aotearoa


A theatre performance ‘Resolve‘ (refer to tab Resolve Theatre Show)

Odd Socks Workshop Series.


Words Apart‘ premiered during Fringe Fest (February 2009) at Bats Theatre and, then with a different cast, had a sold out performance during the Deaf Film Festival during NZSL week (May 2009) at the Illot Theatre (Wellington Town Hall). (refer to tab Words Apart Theatre Show).


Odd Socks Productions was founded by Nicola, Darryl, Jack and Suzi. The team spend 2008 brainstorming and developing the script and rehearsing for Words Apart.

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