Freya Finch is a queer actor, director and theatre artist. She trained at Melbourne’s John Bolton Theatre School in 2015. She has since created, directed and performed in works of theatre all over the country: most recently, Second Unit (Circa Theatre), Actual Fact (BATS) and Yorick! (Q Theatre). In 2017, Freya received the Best Newcomer Award at the Auckland Fringe Festival for her work on Shabbat Shalom and Thank You for Coming, which she directed, starred in and co-created with an ensemble of talented theatre-makers. Other career highlights include co-directing and performing in cult-hit CAR and being a founding member of Scungebags Theatre ensemble, whose award-winning show Maggot has toured extensively in New Zealand and Australia. Freya has a long working history with Auckland Theatre Company, which began when she was the assistant director on BED as part of the Next Big Thing festival in 2015. The Kensington Swan season of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will be Freya’s first mainstage production with the Company. She is thrilled to be taking on this role.