Greg Cooper, Conference MC
Gregory has been a professional actor, writer and director for over 20 years. He began his career at The Court Theatre in Christchurch as a member of the improvised corporate entertainment company The Court Jesters and was part of the New Zealand team that won the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1995.
He was integral in establishing the school holiday children’s productions at The Court and since then his children’s shows have been produced and toured throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Gregory wrote and directed Mark Hadlow’s one man show MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra). The show that has been performed over 100 times with interest from Australian and UK producers to take off-shore. He co-wrote the critically acclaimed Kate Sheppard musical That Bloody Woman and was commissioned by the Royal New Zealand Navy to write The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy for their 75th Anniversary Celebrations.
He has entertained at hundreds of conferences and events in New Zealand and Australia as a freelance performer and also through corporate event companies such as Conartists, Madant, The Improvisors and The Outwits.
Other career highlights have been playing a pot smoking motorcyclist on Shortland Street and Heroic Fawn Number One in the Disney film 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Both these characters are available for corporate events although he hasn’t had any takers to date.
He looks forward to his 5th 2WALKandCYCLE Conference.