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Festival Team

Festival Team

Going West Festival Team 2016


Mark Easterbrook

Programme Co-Director

Naomi McCleary

Transition Mentor

Janet Thomson

Financial Manager

Conrad Newport

Director Theatre Production Sham

Gary Henderson

Studio Season 2016

Poetry Slam

Director – Doug Poole
Producer – Penny Howard
MC – Zane Scarborough

Davyd Hodge

Sound Recording

Nicola Strawbridge

Programme Co-Director

Anna Fomison


Jan Coates

Ticketing Manager

Penny Hartill (HartillPR)
Sarah Thornton

Publicity Manager

Sarah Laing
Melissa Laing

Social Media & Website

Jared Kahi

Kahi Creative 
Graphic Designer

Going West Festival Trust


Nicola Strawbridge
Sustainability Advisor


Rose Yukich
Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland

Mick Sinclair
LLB (Auck) LLM (Lon) Entertainment law specialist.

Anna Fomison
MA, Arts Administrator, Producer, Writer, Oral Historian

Mark Easterbrook
MA, University of Auckland

Naomi McCleary
Arts consultant

Gary Henderson
Playwright, 2013 recipient of the Playmarket Award for making a
significant artistic contribution to theatre in New Zealand.

Jan Coates

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