John Parker

Set and Costume Designer

John Parker is an award-winning set designer with a long history of designing for ATC. His set designs include Red Speedo, Peer Gynt [recycled], Polo, A Shortcut to Happiness, Red, Mary Stuart, Stepping Out, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, End of The Rainbow, Sweet Charity, Doubt, Mum’s Choir, Taking Off, Equus, Caligula, The Bach, Middle Age Spread, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Noises Off, Waiting For Godot, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Into The Woods and The Glass Menagerie. John has also designed for The Louis Vuitton Ball and The America’s Cup Ball, Bendon’s Next to Nothing, Bellsouth Pharaohs, Precious Legacy and Peru: Gold and Sacrifice for the Auckland Museum.

John was awarded a Waitakere City Millennium Medal for Services to the Community, and in 2010 he was made an Arts Laureate by the New Zealand Arts Foundation.