Jackie Clarke – Alison
The original jack-of-all-trades with her huge voice, personality and wicked sense of humour, Jackie spent 10 years touring and recording with When The Cat’s Been Spayed, where she earned a reputation for wearing plastic fruit on her head – but we can assure you it was only ever flowers and the odd vegetable.
Her stage appearances include star turns in Mamma Mia, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Spelling Bee, A Christmas Carol, Mum’s The Word, The Underwatermelonman, Porgy and Bess, and Joseph.
Jackie currently belts out tunes with The Lady Killers (with Tina Cross and Suzanne Lynch), High Wide and Handsome (with Rikki Morris and Chet O’Connell) and is a member of the gospel choir Jubilation (‘Shout and Never Get Tired’ Ode Records). She’s also sung with Annie Crummer, Dave Dobbyn, that famous band the NZSO and currently tiki tours with the annual Kids for Kids concert shows.
Jackie’s done lots of T.V over the years; presenting documentaries, judging NZ Idol and Showcase, acting in sketch comedy (The Semesis, Skitz), and annual appearances at Coca Cola Xmas in the Park, since Santa was a brunette.
Marissa Holder–Geeta
A graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), classically trained in singing for over a decade. She is currently involved in singing and composing for three different bands, imbued with a ceaseless desire to create music. Her passion for acting lead her to perform at the Q Theatre as part of the Legacy Project and also the short film ‘Value’ produced by Gainsborough Films Ltd. She composes and sings jingles and voices adverts for NZME. radio stations.
Constantly on the hunt for unique projects, she was drawn to audition for Dominion Road the Musical as it was set to portray an authentic fresh voice of New Zealand, with the complex and challenging role of Geeta intriguing her. She is thrilled and humbled to be part of such a strong talented team of creatives and can’t wait to bring Dominion Road to life.
Mustaq Missouri – Ahmad
Mustaq Missouri was first introduced to theatre when he was in high school. He played a role in Peter Shaffer’s Royal Hunt of the Sun. During the next three years he acted in Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs, Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Rex, Georg Buckner’s Woyzeck and Joe Orton’s Loot.
In Shanghai, his previous home base, Mustaq renewed his love for the stage. He acted in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear and Twelfth Night, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Catastrophe, Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water, Bertolt Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, Frank McGuiness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque’rade, Macabre Tales from Poe and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Mustaq arrived in New Zealand in March 2014 and in June of that year made his debut theatrical performance in Prayas’s production of Charandas Chor – The Honest Thief. He was also one of the actors in a reading of Ahi Karunaharan’s play Tea, which was conducted under the guidance of the Auckland Theatre Company. He also acted in two short plays in the 2014 Short and Sweet Festival, The Possethsion and Crossbow Cat; the latter garnering both the Judge’s and People’s Choice Awards, with the addition of The Best Actor Award going to him.
Mustaq also took part in the 2015 Summer Shakespeare season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where he played the role of Egeus, under the direction of Michael Hurst. After which he acted in Chekhov Gone Wilde, a production by Theatrewhack. Following that he was in The Mourning After, the first Sri Lankan play in New Zealand, a co-production between Prayas and Agaram and written by Ahi Karunaharan.
He was also inThe Lesson, an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, under the direction of Matt Baker. In March 2016 he was in The Summer Shakespeare production of The Tempest at The Pop Up Globe, which was directed by Ben Henson. His most recent production was in Prayas’s production of Love n Stuff, where he played the lead role of Mansoor.
Brady Peeti – Stevie
Brady joins the cast just off a successful career… In admin. A singer from a young age, Brady knows a thing or two about the ever so effervescent term “stage presence”. His most recent credits include playing Ja’far in Dionysis’ New Zealand premier of Twisted, The Government in The Loose Dick Kiddies Show which attended the Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin Fringe Festivals and James “Thunder” Early in the Manukau Performing Arts production of Dreamgirls. Inclusive to this he has recorded an album that is set to be released later this year. It includes his single “It’s Raining” which went to the top of the Blues Charts earlier this year.
Brady looks forward to working on such a brilliant piece of theatre and gives his thanks to Sharu, Borni, Jun Bin and Renee for their pure creative genius and amazing dumplings.
Benjamin Teh – Terry
Benjamin Teh moved to New Zealand when he was sixteen from Singapore, for a more varied education. He has since ventured into different creative avenues; such as actor, director, playwright and screenwriter. He has since graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Screenwriting. His short film ‘Just Pretending’ won Best International Film at the 2010 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Duluth, Georgia; and he won Playmarket’s Asian Ink competition with his script ‘Let’s Save The Universe!’ Benjamin has toured several theatre shows around New Zealand, some of them with Renee Liang: The Bone Feeder, The First Asian AB, Bubblelands; and some with other companies: Ensemble Impact’s Asian Invasion. He has also been involved in TV shows like Passion In Paradise and Ash vs Evil Dead.
He has been cast in web series like Project J, Reset, Friday Night Bites and Group. He regularly collaborates with screen creative bodies like Angle3 Productions and HaynesOwFilms and Girl Viking Productions.
Benjamin is a proud member of Actors Equity NZ, is represented by Trio Arts, and is a big fan of failing forward.