Alison Hodge is a free-lance director, teacher and performer based in Wellington. She has had a diverse career in the performing arts, working in theatre, opera and music theatre, as well as directing numerous plays from Shakespeare to contemporary NZ theatre.
Alison was the stage director for Pocket Opera productions from 1995-2000, and worked with Boutique Opera on King Arthur, Dido and Aeneas and Tom Jones. She has directed productions for the Young and Hungry theatre festival and Summer Shakespeare. Alison also has an interest in self-devised theatre. Her work includes Opera Undressed (Pocket Opera), 120 Days of Sodom (Bats Theatre), Room 101, and Transatlantic (Boutique Opera). As a performer, she worked on numerous plays with many different companies, and she has been a member of the New Zealand Opera chorus since 1999, appearing in more than 50 productions.
Alison cannot dance, but she has never let this stop her from directing others. She is looking forward to working with Wellington Light Opera on their 2020 season.