Toi Wāhine Directors
Deborah has been manager at the Meteor over the past 4yrs of operation under the One Victoria Trust and has extensive experience in programming and managing performing arts events.
Deborah is passionate about telling local stories, especially those of Waikato women.
Her experience with festivals over the past four years has included working with three fringe festivals, Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival and a film festival. The knowledge gained in these enterprises has informed her production and scheduling of Toi Wāhine.
(Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa)
Sophie grew up on the banks of the Waikato River in Hamilton East and credits the thriving arts scene, namely theatre companies Electra and Slip of the Tongue, for igniting a passion for the Arts .
Since leaving Hamilton over 20yrs ago she has spread herself over the fashion, television and events industry including a long stint in talent management. She is passionate about Toi Wāhine and is excited to return to where, for her, it all began.