Anya Tate-Manning (she/her)
Anya Tate-Manning is an award winning Performer, Director and Writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She currently works as an Acting Tutor at Toi Whakaari; New Zealand Drama School, where she teaches clowning and solo theatre making. For the last two years Anya has been touring festivals in New Zealand, Australia and Scotland with her award winning show My Best Dead Friend. Anya has performed poetry at Glastonbury Festival, a solo cabaret about Admiral Ackbar in the NZ Comedy festival, and a marionette puppet show of Pulp Fiction at Edinburgh Fringe 3 years in a row. Anya toured NZ in 2017 with Silo Theatre’s hit show Hudson and Halls Live! and is the co-founder of the longest running Political Satire show currently on New Zealand’s stages; Public Service Announcements, which has now produced 16 original productions. Anya trained at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Otago University and has an MA in scriptwriting from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.