Ephemeral Theatre was founded by Amy Atkins in 2017. Ephemeral means “lasting for a very short time” – temporary, brief, or transitory. It reflects Amy’s ambition to engage audiences in relatively short but meaningful experiences, which create lasting changes in their mindset.
Amy hopes to grow the company into one that inspires, educates, and engages audiences of all ages in creative art events, festivals, performances, and workshops for social change.
With a focus on the impermanent, Ephemeral Theatre will create short-lived experiences with effects that linger well after an audience has left the venue.
Amy’s passion for theatre and the arts grew from a young age. Winklepoo – a fierce female pirate – was her first stage role with Tall Poppies Collective in Joy Cowley’s play Pick a Pack of Pirates.
Amy trained and worked as an associate speech and drama teacher for three years with Tall Poppies Drama Collective in Palmerston North. She holds an Advanced Associate Diploma in the Teaching of Speech and Drama with Speech New Zealand and is a proud member of Speech Communication Association New Zealand.
Amy’s most recent theatre work saw her take to the stage in seven cities in China, touring as a puppeteer with a local Wellington theatre company.
Amy grew up in Palmerston North and now lives in Wellington.
Headshot by Holly Neill Photography.
Right Theatre Shot ‘Edward from Cloud 9’ by Sy Taffel