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Talia Pua

Talia Pua

Location: Auckland, New Zealand   |  Height: 150 cm   |  Hair Colour: Black   |  Eye Colour: Brown   |  Ethnicity: Chinese
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Talia Pua, is a performer, theatre-maker and interaction and play designer. She is the co-founder and Creative Director of independent theatre company, Hand-Pulled Collective. In 2021, Talia made her award-winning playwriting and directing debut with ‘Pork and Poll Taxes’ - a Chinese family drama set during the poll tax era in Aotearoa. With a degree in Creative Technologies, Talia is interested in combining her passion for physical theatre and design practice to create compelling visual theatre.

2016  Award: Direct Entry Award [workshop] The National Shakespeare Schools Production Dunedin September/October 2016
2016  Dux Award Award: For the Highest Academic Achievement Diocesan School for Girls

Feature Film
2017  Into the Rainbow Role: Sea Store Customer Beijing Tianrun Media -  Director: Norman Stone
Producers: Richard Fletcher & Iain Brown

Short Film
2023  Yesterday Role: Anna [lead] Director: Zheng Wei Lu
2022  It Lies at Night Role: Philly [supporting] Ruah Films -  Diretor: Tema Pua
Producer: Leah McVeagh
2022  Parked Role: May [supporting] Angle3 Pictures -  Director: Léah McVeagh
2018  Majesty Role: Daughter [supporting role] Elam School of Fine Arts  -  Director: Pon Tortheinchai
2018  The Myth of the Model Minority Role: Talia [supporting role] WAYFR Productions  -  Director: Nahyeon Lee

2023  Asian 8 Role: Fen Asian 8 Phoenix Limited -  Director: Nahyeon Lee
Pan Asian Screen Collective
2023  Happiness is the Path [pilot] Role: Sandy Happiness is the Path Limited -  Director: Chye-Ling Huang
Pan Asian Screen Collective -  Executive Producers: Shuchi Kothari & Bronwynn Baker

2023  Heart Go... Boom Role: Ensemble Massive Theatre Company -  Directors: Ebony Andrews & Jes’mine Palaaia
2022  The Whale Rider Role: Nani Flowers Tim Bray Theatre Company -  Director: Tim Bray
2019  Babel Role: Movement Artists & Ensemble The Basement Theatre -  Director: Amber Liberte
2019  Vagina Monologues Role: 6 Year Old Girl & Ensemble V-Day Auckland, TAPAC -  Director: Amber Liberte
2018  A Space Oddity Role: Astronaut Short & Sweet Festival -  Director: Mary Granfors
2018  Iron Eyes Role: Ensemble Member Jang Huddle -  Director: Cindy Jang
2017  Romeo & Juliet Tutor: Timothy Walker Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand
2016  A Midsummer Night's Dream Role: Puck Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival
2016  Les Miserables Role: Baptistine & Mademoiselle Gillenormand TAPAC Youth Theatreworks -  Director: Julian Harrison
2015  Romeo & Juliet Role: The Nurse Diocesan Shakespeare Festival -  Director: Bess Reynolds, Merrin Fagan
2015  Tom Sawyer Role: Narrator [Cindy] TAPAC Youth Theatre  -  Director: Margaret Mary Hudson
2014  The Mikado Role: Mini Mikado Dilworth School Production -  Director: Jason Te Mete
2012  Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior Role: Ching Ho Diocesan School for Girls -  Director: Nancy Schroder
2011  Dracula Spectacular Role: Transylvanian Airways Pilot Diocesan School for Girls -  Director: Linda Kitchen
2009  Cinderella Jones Role: The Fairy Godmother [Pattie O'Dawes] Diocesan School for Girls  -  Director: Bess Reynolds
2008  Dragonfire Role: Turtule [chorus] Diocesan School for Girls  -  Director: Bess Reynolds
2004  Mandy's Garden Role: Flower [chorus] Diocesan School for Girls -  Director: Bess Reynolds

TV Commercial
2022 - 2024  Mercury : Save Your Energy Role: Yellow Wonder The Sweet Shop

2023  Massive Nui Ensemble Tutors: Various Massive Theatre Company
2022  Audition Preparation Tutor: Elena Stejko Actor's Studio
2022  Character Creation Tutor: Elena Stejko
2022  Massive Foundations Workshop Tutors: Various Massive Company
2022  Restart Workshop Tutor: Various Auckland Theatre Company -  The Actors Program
2020  Fresh Crop Tutor: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Chye Ling Huang, Sam Snedden, Jim McLarty, Cherie Moore, -  Miriama McDowell, Sarah Wiseman,
Proudly Asian Theatre/Pan Asian Screen Collective
2018  Drama & Storytelling Workshop Tutor: Alice Canton Auckland Women's Centre
2016  Introductory Course to On-Screen Acting Tutor: John A Givins South Seas Film & TV School
2015  Theatre Studies Role: Student Otago University Workshop -  Tutor: Hilary Halba

Accents American - Standard, English - RP
Dance Dancing
Instruments Handbells, Piano » Intermediate
Other Art, Painting, Public Speaker, Self-Testing - Excellent
Singing Alto, Choir
Sports Badminton, Orienteering

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