What are our alumni up to now?

For more than 25 years, Young & Hungry has captured the passion of young theatre lovers and shaped careers and lives. 

In our time we have had 24 years of Festivals of New Theatre with 73 plays by 65 playwrights and more than 1,250 young participants.

Many used Y&H as a stepping stone for their careers in the theatre and entertainment industry. We’d like to share where they have ended up since their time with Y&H ….

Anna Robinson

Set Designer 2014

Anna has gone on to study and work overseas in scenic design, including working on the two world premiere musicals.  Read more about Anna’s fabulous career here 


 Iris Henderson

Actor 2012 & 2013

Iris has continued acting and directing in Wellington and on national tours. In 2019 she directed Period. which premiered at the NZ Fringe Festival. Read more about Iris’s great career here 


Matt Loveranes 

Assistant Director 2014 & Set Designer 2016

Since his two Y&H Festivals, Matt has worked as an actor, director, playwright, and theatre critic and judge. Read more about Matt’s varied creative career here