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Kane Parsons


Born: 1980 Website  


Since graduating from UCOL's theatre school in 2000, Kane Parsons has been working professionally in the arts industry as a composer, actor, teacher, musical director, and MC.

His most recent work was the composition of an orchestral storytelling of ‘The Legend of Okatia’ which had its world premiere at the Regent on Broadway in May 2023 and received a standing ovation. He also produced the Children's book of the same story.

Kane's work as a composer includes music for theatre, short films, and educational outputs via his Children’s group The KaRs.

He was a co-composer of the winning 48-hour Film The Baby Farmer for the Wellington regional finals. He has also composed music for Jamie McCaskill's shows Wassup Bro? and It's a Whanau Thing, for which they received a nomination for Chapman Tripp Best Composer.

As an actor, Kane has performed in professional theatres throughout New Zealand. Credits include King Lear, Hair, Ladies Night, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Godspell, Dracula, The Buddy Holly Story, Man of La Mancha, and his solo show All the Right Notes, a tribute to the great Victor Borge.

In addition to his work as a performer and composer, Kane is also a qualified teacher. He is currently a Senior Lecturer of Music at UCOL and has also worked as a Musical Director, Director, and workshop facilitator.