The ImpoSTAR!

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The Impo Star!

Project 2012-10-25 00:31:52 +1300

For the people of Wellington to engage in a person that can give them a performance to remember. To give Wellingtonians a fantastic fun time. The Impostar is fun, hilarious and the over 30 impressions of famous people performed by Jason Chasland will blow them away.


The ImpoSTAR is a one man show. Jason shows off his skills and techniques as a performer. It’s more than a cabaret show; it is an impression tour de force. It is not only hilarious but it is jaw droppingly incredible because of the accuracy of his impressions. The great thing about The ImpoSTAR is that there is something for everyone. Music, comedy, impressions and a personal story of identity. The narrative in the show focuses on Jason’s growing awareness of his talent and his theatrical heroes. As a young man he shares his story wrapped up in amazing entertainment.

We want to provide a platform for Jason Chasland to show his incredible talent for impressions of famous people and to share this with Wellington. We will make Wellingtonians laugh. We will give them joy and because Jason is so astonishingly talented it will make Wellingtonians proud that yet again we have created, shared, nurtured and supported awesome talent.

The ImpoSTAR!
BATS
6th-15th December
all shows @ 9pm

Jason Chasland – Creator/Writter/Performer

Award winning Actor/Singer/Dancer and Vocal Impressionist Jason Chasland is a 2005 graduate from the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, where he was awarded the Richard Newell Stevenson scholarship for excellence. He created the title role in ‘The Nero Show’ by Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr; the New Zealand Listener hailing his performance as "Showstopping!". He originated the role of Tom in the Capital E Opera ‘Kia Ora Khalid’ both in New Zealand and Australia. Jason was a guest performer for ‘The World of Wearable Arts Awards’ (WoW) 2004- 09. The Lead Singer on-board the Tahitian Princess cruise-liner during 2007 and was a member of the New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company in 2002, which saw him named 'Young achiever of the year'. Amongst his numerous credits in Theatre, Television and Radio highlights include: Singing at the AXA international rugby sevens at the Westpac arena, being invited to perform for David Beckham, winning the solo spot for Opera in the Park, a vocalist for Television shows ‘One night Only’ and ‘Showstoppers’. Recently he appeared as the guest performer with The Beat girls in ‘Spector’at Circa Theatre. Jason regularly tours and performs his sell out concerts ‘The Voice’ and ‘Broadway the Jay-way’ as well as his “Utterly Inspiring” Tour-de-force one man show ‘The ImpoSTAR!’ which will be performed in Wellington later this year. He was the guest performer with The Beat girls in ‘Spector’at Circa Theatre. Jason is also a private vocal, drama and dance coach. His versatility, drive and passion for his craft have seen him perform internationally in England, United States of America, Asia, Australia and throughout New Zealand.


Lyndee-Jane Rutherford - Director/Creator

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating from Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama School in 1993.  She has performed in over fifty professional theatre productions including Who Wants to be 100?, Mum’s Choir, The Vagina Monologues, Ladies for Hire, Troy the Musical, and In Flame for which she was nominated for Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year in 2003. She was also nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year for both The Hollow Men and Mauritius in 2008 and 2010. In 2010 she toured nationally with Geraldine Brophy and Pinky Agnew with Grumpy Old Women and again in 2011 with their own play Party Girls. Lyndee-Jane is also a respected director having led successful seasons of Who Wants to Be 100?, A Shaggy Dog Story and Penalties, Pints and Pirouettes at Palmerston North’s Centrepoint Theatre and Cold Start, Love Puke, Becoming the Courtesan, Sit On It and Hamlet Dies at the End at Bats Theatre in Wellington.  She won the Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Director in 2006 with her production of Love Puke.  She most recently directed the hugely successful Whitireia Musical Theatre Graduation production of Zombie Prom.


Lyndee-Jane is often recognised for her roles in television series such as Skitz, Telly Laughs, The Semisis, What Now TV, The Hothouse and the pre-school sketch comedy show Giggles.  She recently directed the third series of Giggles (TVNZ Kidzone) and a variety of field-stories for The Erin Simpson Show (TV2). She is currently starring in Cinderella – The Pantomime at Circa as the Fairy Godmother.


Nathan McKendry – Lighting Design/Operator

Nathan’s love of theatre began at age 8 testing the flying line safety at the local operatic society. At 18 he made his lighting debut with Jesus Christ Superstar. Graduation from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school with a bachelor of Performing Arts Management in 2008, Nathan launched himself into the industry as a freelance Lighting designer and operator and was nominated for the Chapman Tripp Lighting designer of the year award in 2010 for End Game with Capital E National Theatre for Children and Awhi Tapu produced Taki Rua Production 2011. His credits also include:Up North, Penalties Pints and Pirouettes(Centrepoint theatre) Romeo and Juliet (Auckland Theatre Company)


World Expo, Shanghai. Titus Andronicus/ Wolfs Lair (About a bird theatre company) Magnolia Street, Kia Ora Khalid and Seasons (Capital E ) Nathan’s unique designs seamlessly integrate, set, costume and lighting into a unified package



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Anonymous pledger
2012-12-04 19:54:59 +1300
Helena savage
2012-12-04 19:42:12 +1300
Claire Stanley
2012-12-04 10:33:03 +1300
Frances Millar
2012-12-03 14:39:46 +1300
Rella Rutherford
2012-12-03 09:59:07 +1300
Corinne Simpson
2012-12-01 17:20:08 +1300
Val Ryder
2012-12-01 17:08:44 +1300
kinanewilliams
2012-11-29 08:22:58 +1300
Rita Bridge
2012-11-28 22:35:17 +1300
MaryLouise Thomas
2012-11-25 19:58:52 +1300
Lindsey Rusling
2012-11-25 12:16:03 +1300
Kerryn Palmer
2012-11-24 19:41:20 +1300
Matt Bentley
2012-11-22 22:41:39 +1300
John McKay
2012-11-22 19:20:27 +1300
Charlotte Gordon
2012-11-20 13:56:50 +1300
Courtney Norman
2012-11-20 13:41:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2012-11-19 21:48:28 +1300
Natalie Dick
2012-11-17 13:07:08 +1300
Jody
2012-11-16 19:35:54 +1300
Pinky Agnew
2012-11-16 13:26:09 +1300
Heather O'Carroll
2012-11-16 09:46:57 +1300
Jo Hodgson
2012-11-15 21:37:16 +1300
Cara Hill
2012-11-15 14:26:39 +1300
Nick Purdie
2012-11-15 13:55:58 +1300

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The Impo Star!

Project 2012-10-25 00:31:52 +1300

For the people of Wellington to engage in a person that can give them a performance to remember. To give Wellingtonians a fantastic fun time. The Impostar is fun, hilarious and the over 30 impressions of famous people performed by Jason Chasland will blow them away.


The ImpoSTAR is a one man show. Jason shows off his skills and techniques as a performer. It’s more than a cabaret show; it is an impression tour de force. It is not only hilarious but it is jaw droppingly incredible because of the accuracy of his impressions. The great thing about The ImpoSTAR is that there is something for everyone. Music, comedy, impressions and a personal story of identity. The narrative in the show focuses on Jason’s growing awareness of his talent and his theatrical heroes. As a young man he shares his story wrapped up in amazing entertainment.

We want to provide a platform for Jason Chasland to show his incredible talent for impressions of famous people and to share this with Wellington. We will make Wellingtonians laugh. We will give them joy and because Jason is so astonishingly talented it will make Wellingtonians proud that yet again we have created, shared, nurtured and supported awesome talent.

The ImpoSTAR!
BATS
6th-15th December
all shows @ 9pm

Jason Chasland – Creator/Writter/Performer

Award winning Actor/Singer/Dancer and Vocal Impressionist Jason Chasland is a 2005 graduate from the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, where he was awarded the Richard Newell Stevenson scholarship for excellence. He created the title role in ‘The Nero Show’ by Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr; the New Zealand Listener hailing his performance as "Showstopping!". He originated the role of Tom in the Capital E Opera ‘Kia Ora Khalid’ both in New Zealand and Australia. Jason was a guest performer for ‘The World of Wearable Arts Awards’ (WoW) 2004- 09. The Lead Singer on-board the Tahitian Princess cruise-liner during 2007 and was a member of the New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company in 2002, which saw him named 'Young achiever of the year'. Amongst his numerous credits in Theatre, Television and Radio highlights include: Singing at the AXA international rugby sevens at the Westpac arena, being invited to perform for David Beckham, winning the solo spot for Opera in the Park, a vocalist for Television shows ‘One night Only’ and ‘Showstoppers’. Recently he appeared as the guest performer with The Beat girls in ‘Spector’at Circa Theatre. Jason regularly tours and performs his sell out concerts ‘The Voice’ and ‘Broadway the Jay-way’ as well as his “Utterly Inspiring” Tour-de-force one man show ‘The ImpoSTAR!’ which will be performed in Wellington later this year. He was the guest performer with The Beat girls in ‘Spector’at Circa Theatre. Jason is also a private vocal, drama and dance coach. His versatility, drive and passion for his craft have seen him perform internationally in England, United States of America, Asia, Australia and throughout New Zealand.


Lyndee-Jane Rutherford - Director/Creator

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating from Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama School in 1993.  She has performed in over fifty professional theatre productions including Who Wants to be 100?, Mum’s Choir, The Vagina Monologues, Ladies for Hire, Troy the Musical, and In Flame for which she was nominated for Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year in 2003. She was also nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year for both The Hollow Men and Mauritius in 2008 and 2010. In 2010 she toured nationally with Geraldine Brophy and Pinky Agnew with Grumpy Old Women and again in 2011 with their own play Party Girls. Lyndee-Jane is also a respected director having led successful seasons of Who Wants to Be 100?, A Shaggy Dog Story and Penalties, Pints and Pirouettes at Palmerston North’s Centrepoint Theatre and Cold Start, Love Puke, Becoming the Courtesan, Sit On It and Hamlet Dies at the End at Bats Theatre in Wellington.  She won the Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Director in 2006 with her production of Love Puke.  She most recently directed the hugely successful Whitireia Musical Theatre Graduation production of Zombie Prom.


Lyndee-Jane is often recognised for her roles in television series such as Skitz, Telly Laughs, The Semisis, What Now TV, The Hothouse and the pre-school sketch comedy show Giggles.  She recently directed the third series of Giggles (TVNZ Kidzone) and a variety of field-stories for The Erin Simpson Show (TV2). She is currently starring in Cinderella – The Pantomime at Circa as the Fairy Godmother.


Nathan McKendry – Lighting Design/Operator

Nathan’s love of theatre began at age 8 testing the flying line safety at the local operatic society. At 18 he made his lighting debut with Jesus Christ Superstar. Graduation from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school with a bachelor of Performing Arts Management in 2008, Nathan launched himself into the industry as a freelance Lighting designer and operator and was nominated for the Chapman Tripp Lighting designer of the year award in 2010 for End Game with Capital E National Theatre for Children and Awhi Tapu produced Taki Rua Production 2011. His credits also include:Up North, Penalties Pints and Pirouettes(Centrepoint theatre) Romeo and Juliet (Auckland Theatre Company)


World Expo, Shanghai. Titus Andronicus/ Wolfs Lair (About a bird theatre company) Magnolia Street, Kia Ora Khalid and Seasons (Capital E ) Nathan’s unique designs seamlessly integrate, set, costume and lighting into a unified package



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Anonymous pledger
2012-12-04 19:54:59 +1300
Helena savage
2012-12-04 19:42:12 +1300
Claire Stanley
2012-12-04 10:33:03 +1300
Frances Millar
2012-12-03 14:39:46 +1300
Rella Rutherford
2012-12-03 09:59:07 +1300
Corinne Simpson
2012-12-01 17:20:08 +1300
Val Ryder
2012-12-01 17:08:44 +1300
kinanewilliams
2012-11-29 08:22:58 +1300
Rita Bridge
2012-11-28 22:35:17 +1300
MaryLouise Thomas
2012-11-25 19:58:52 +1300
Lindsey Rusling
2012-11-25 12:16:03 +1300
Kerryn Palmer
2012-11-24 19:41:20 +1300
Matt Bentley
2012-11-22 22:41:39 +1300
John McKay
2012-11-22 19:20:27 +1300
Charlotte Gordon
2012-11-20 13:56:50 +1300
Courtney Norman
2012-11-20 13:41:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2012-11-19 21:48:28 +1300
Natalie Dick
2012-11-17 13:07:08 +1300
Jody
2012-11-16 19:35:54 +1300
Pinky Agnew
2012-11-16 13:26:09 +1300
Heather O'Carroll
2012-11-16 09:46:57 +1300
Jo Hodgson
2012-11-15 21:37:16 +1300
Cara Hill
2012-11-15 14:26:39 +1300
Nick Purdie
2012-11-15 13:55:58 +1300

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