Kōrero: Actors and acting

Nola Millar, 1968

Nola Millar, 1968

Wellingtonian Nola Millar (standing at left) began working in amateur theatre in the 1930s. In 1946 she joined the Unity Theatre, an amateur theatre group, as a director. Millar later helped form the first post-war professional company, the New Zealand Players. In 1959 she set up the New Theatre, which also provided part-time drama classes. By 1968, when this photo of a drama workshop was taken, the New Theatre had a permanent home in Wellington's Cuba Street and gave training and performing experience to many of the era's most successful actors. Millar went on to become the first director of the New Zealand Drama School.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Ashton Collection (PA-Group-00381)
Reference: 35mm-42637-24-F
Photograph by John Ashton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Laurie Atkinson, 'Actors and acting - The rise of professional theatre, 1960 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/42189/nola-millar-1968 (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Laurie Atkinson, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014