Previous productions and teaching work.
"All that I need is for the impossible to be. The impossible."
- Caligula... Albert Camus
Projects under development
“Well, surprise, surprise, this production – directed by Jaime Dőrner – really works. It’s clever in its quirkiness, it’s adequately (or better than adequately) well-acted, it’s well-cut so it doesn’t drag, and it is in its way very enjoyable… So, there’s some quite clever and courageous directing, to devise all this, and to bring it all together. This is, really, one of the most successful recent Summer Shakespeares I’ve seen.”King Lear
“…the two directors have stitched this programme together seamlessly. They and their actors ensure that this quirky, compressed and riveting pieces offer an experience that is richly layered, highly nuanced and thoroughly rewarding.”
– Richard Mays, Tribune
“… but for such short pieces to work successfully they need good direction and acting and in this production both are of the highest standard. Jaime Dorner and Rachel Lenart direct alternate pieces, each creating plenty of action to enhance the dialogue and often providing much needed tension within each play.”Together All Alone
“Angie Farrow is a unique voice in contemporary New Zealand play writing and bringing together six of her very short plays in an 85 minute programme allows that voice to take the stage on its own terms, under the remarkably cohesive and coherent direction of Jaime Dorner and John Downie.”Dancing Until We Drop
“Overall though, the play has an epic feel. Its success is partly due to the balanced way all sides to the river debate are cleverly incorporated… And like a river, the production, with its many tributaries coming together, flows. This is a tribute to the direction (Jaime Dorner), the performing ensemble and the production team who, even when it threatens to overflow its banks, keep an elaborate, multi-faceted full-length play under control and running true.”The River
“In Neil Gaiman’s fictional retelling of the first showing of Midsummer, the real Puck says, “This is magnificent, and it is true! It never happened; yet it is still true. What magic art is this?”
He could easily be talking about this show and the answer to his question should be found by seeing it for yourself”
– David CollinsA Midsummer Night’s Dream