Sam Trubridge (project leader)

Trained at Elam School of Fine Arts, Slade School of Fine Arts (London), and completed his Master’s in Design at Massey University, Wellington. He directed and designed The Restaurant of Many Orders: an ‘international work in progress’ shown at Sadler’s Wells in London, Wellington, Auckland, Prague, Florence, Prato, and Rome. Prior to this he directed film and theatre in London and Auckland, such as the short film Mobiles (Raindance 2002), a short film The Harvest (Hiroshima Short Film Festival 2004), Henry V (Auckland’s 36th Summer Shakespeare), and The Tempest in Auckland’s Tepid Baths. He has published articles in Illusions (NZ), and Theatre Forum (USA). He currently lectures in Performance Design and Spatial Design at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. He is the NZ editor for the a three-volume publication World Scenography published in America for OISTAT. In 2007 he began working with Professor Philippa Gander and Massey’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre on Sleep/Wake. This arts-science performance project that has been presented in Wellington’s Print Factory venue in 2008, and in the 2009 Auckland Festival at Auckland’s Town Hall. It has also produced a range of other projects, and the Waking Arts/Science Incubator in 2010.

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