Alison Quigan

Alison Quigan’s performing arts career spans over thirty-eight years. In that time she has in acted in and directed over one hundred productions, and has written twelve original plays. In the early years she worked mostly with Theatre Corporate in Auckland, Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North and The Court Theatre in Christchurch. In November 1986 she was appointed Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre, a position she held for eighteen years.

Between 1997 and 2000, Alison wrote a succession of critically acclaimed plays with Ross Gumbley. In 2001 and 2002, she continued these successes with Lucy Schmidt as her writing partner. In 2003 Alison started writing on her own with Mum's Choir being a major success in Palmerston North, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Her later play Ladies For Hire was also a huge success at Centrepoint Theatre and in numerous other productions that have followed.

In 2001 Alison was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for Services to Theatre. Alison is also known for her television work, especially 'Shortland Street' where she played Yvonne Jeffries from 2004 to 2010. 

She is based in Auckland and works as an actor, writer and director.