AKL Penny Ashton

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Hair
Red
Eyes
Blue
Height
5'4'' / 162 cm
DOB
1974
Notes:
Represented by Piranha for voice work

TELEVISION

2013 Power Rangers: season 20, 'Comic One'
Power Ranger Productions Ltd, Various directors
2004 Talent (pilot), 'Cynthia' (lead)
Dir. Peter Cox
2003 Big Comedy Gala, 'Herself' (comedian)
TV2 Comedy Gala
2003 Billy T James Showcase, 'Herself' (comedian)
TV2 Comedy Gala
2003 Pulp Comedy, 'Herself' (comedian)
Phoenix Television
2000 This Goes With That, 'Susan'
Communicado Limited
2000 Shortland Street, 'Margaret Cole'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

PRESENTING

2015 Heartland Top Ten, 'Presenter'
TVNZ
12-14 Kiwi Gold, 'Presenter / Host'
TVNZ
12-13 Kiwi Gossip, 'Presenter / Host'
TVNZ / Good Morning TV
2012 North & South: My Space, 'Presenter / Host'
TVNZ / ACP, Various directors

THEATRE

2014 Promise & Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austin, 'Various' (solo show)
NZ International Comedy Festival
2013 Promise & Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austin, 'Various' (solo show)
TAPAC / Auckland Fringe Festival / Canadian tour
05-13 World Buskers Festival, 'Performer'
Christchurch

2011 Enid Untold: Five Go Mad for Improv, 'Ensemble'
NZ International Comedy Festival / Hamilton Fuel Festival
08-11 Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen, 'MC'
Adelaide Fringe / Hamilton Garden Summer Festival / Whakatane Festival
06-10 Poetry Idol, 'MC'
Auckland Readers & Writers Festival / Christchurch Writers Festival
2010 Performance Poetry, 'Performer'
Glastonbury Festival / UK tour
2009 The SEXY RECESSION Show, 'Guest Performer'
TAPAC, Dir. Eve Gordon
2006 World Cup Theatre Sports, 'NZ Team Member Improv Artist'
World Cup Theatre Sports Germany
2006 Four Continents Slam, 'Performer'
UK tour
2006 Hammer & Tongue Poetry Slam, 'Poet'
Oxford UK
04-06 Speakeasy, 'MC'
Alternative Open Mic Night
2005 Christchurch Busker's Festival, 'Guest Performer'
Buskers Festival
2003 Improvaganza Master of the Universe, 'Improv Artist'
International Theatresports Competition
2003 Big Day Out, 'Poet'
Lilypad Tent

STAND-UP COMEDY

07-13 Hot Pink Bits, 'Comedian'
NZ tours / Canadian Fringe  tour / Australian tour
2011 Hot Pink Teeth 'n' Tits, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
05-08 Busty Rhymes, 'MC Hot Pink' (comic character)
Canadian Fringe Festivals tour / Edinburgh Festival
2006 Hot Pink, 'Comedian'
Gisbourne Festival of Arts
2006 Hot Pink Bits, 'Comedian'
Adelaide Fringe Festival
2005 Hot Pink, 'Comedian'
Rotorua Festival of Arts
2005 Busty Rhymes, 'MC Hot Pink' (comic character)
What's My Line Productions Singapore
2005 Busty Rhymes, 'MC Hot Pink' (comic character)
NZ tour
2004 Hot Pink with Penny Ashton, 'Comedian'
Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Gilded Ballroom
2004 Hot Pink, 'Comedian'
Taupo Festival of the Arts
2004 Hot Pink, 'Comedian'
Wanganui Festival of the Arts
2004 Hot Pink Does Vegas, 'Comedian'
NZ tour
2003 Hot Pink, 'Comedian'
Nelson Festival of the Arts
2003 Dirty Pink, 'Comedian'
Auckland & Wellington tour
2002 Hot Pink: A Poetic Cabaret, 'Comedian'
Solo Poetry Cabaret

SHORT FILM

2013 Linda's List, 'Redhead'
Dir. Angela Bloomfield
2012 Shelved, 'Edna'
Media Design School, Dir. James Cunningham

2002 Drop Dead Gorgeous, 'Marianne' (lead)
Dir. Irene Malone
2002 Goose Down, 'Mother'
Dir. Annalise Patterson
2001 Tick, 'Patient'
Working Bee Productions, Dir. Rebecca Hobbs

RADIO / VOICE WORK

99-11 Loop Groups
includes Legend of the Seeker / Spartacus
2004 Power Rangers, 'Frigia' (voice only)
Ranger Productions, Various directors
00-04 Corporate Voice
The Edge Radio Station
2003 Power Rangers, 'Fragra' (voice only)
Ranger Productions, Various directors
2003 Radio NZ Drama
Radio NZ, Dir. Emma Willis

AWARDS

2013 Best Animated Short for 'Shelved'
New York International Short Film Festival
2013 Best Animated Film for 'Shelved'
Los Angeles Movie Awards
2013 Best Animated Characters for 'Shelved'
Los Angeles Movie Awards
2013 Best Solo Show - Female for 'Promise & Promiscuity'
Victoria Fringe Awards (Canada)
2013 Best of Fest for 'Promise & Promiscuity'
Winnipeg Fringe Awards
2013 Best Performance - Comedy for 'Promise & Promiscuity'
Auckland Fringe Festival Awards
2013 Best Production - Comedy Runner Up for 'Promise & Promiscuity'
Auckland Fringe Festival Awards
2011 Best International Performance
Farrago Poetry Awards

2010 Best International Performance Nomination
Farrago Poetry Awards
05-08 Best Female Comedienne Nomination
NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2008 People's Choice Award Nomination
Adelaide Fringe Awards
2006 People's Choice Award Nomination
Adelaide Fringe Awards
2003 First Place New Zealand Team
International Theatresports Awards
03-04 Billy T James Nomination
NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2002 Best Female Comedienne Nomination
NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2001 Best Short Film for 'Tick'
Italian & New York Festival Awards

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Highlights

Feature Film

2017 The Breaker Upperers, 'Celebrant 2'
Miss Piki Films Ltd Dir: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami

Television

2013 Power Rangers: season 20 , 'Comic One '
Power Rangers Dir: Various

2000 This goes with That, 'Susan '
Communicado Dir: Various

2000 Shortland Street, 'Margaret Cole'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

Theatre

2014 Promise & Promiscuity: a new musical by Jane Austen, 'Various (solo show)'
NZ International Comedy Festival

2013 Promise & Promiscuity: a new musical by Jane Austen, 'Various (solo show)'
Auckland Fringe Festival/Canadian Tour

2011 Enid Untold: Five go mad for Improv, 'Ensemble '
NZ International Comedy Festival/Hamilton Fuel Festival

2009 The SEXY RECESSION Show, 'Performer'
The Dust Palace Dir: Eve Gordon

Short Film

2012 Shelved, 'Edna'
Media Design School Dir: James Cunningham

Skills

  • Aerobics
  • Choreographer
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Contemporary Dancer
  • Country Dancing
  • Folk Dancing
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Line Dancing
  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • MC
  • Ukulele
  • Netball
  • Physical Theatre
  • Presenter
  • Singer
  • Alto
  • Theatre Sports
  • Voice Artist
  • Writer

Notes:

Long form Improviser. Poet (performance).

Vocal Skills

    Languages:
  • French
  • German

    Accents:
  • American (standard)
  • New York
  • Southern American
  • Cockney
  • RP
  • West Country
  • Yorkshire
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Vocal Notes:

Beginners French & German

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