After graduating from NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) in 2002, Ban Abdul’s vibrant and varied career started with the New Zealand production of Disco Pigs. That subsequently landed her a role in Downstage Theatre’s Top Girls, directed by Colin McColl in 2003, which gained her a nomination for Most Promising Female Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards that year. From musicals to performance art and everything in between, Ban’s most notable stage appearances include Duck, Baghdad, Baby! and Wait Until Dark. Her film credits feature Eagle vs Shark, Avatar and Put Your Hands Together, Please as well as Jane and the Dragon as a motion capture artist. Ban is honoured to be making her Auckland Theatre Company debut (as Zuleikha) with the fine and incredible cast, crew and director of the Giltrap Audi season of Rendered, in its world premiere season.