Louise Proudfoot

Louise was raised in Gisborne, and completed a Commerce degree at Otago University before moving to Wellington and graduating from The New Zealand College of Performing Arts.

In 1999 she wrote her first comedy, Four Doors and a Sofa which she produced and co-directed at Bats Theatre for the Wellington Fringe Festival in 2001.  Her second comedy, Coldstart, also debuted at BATS Theatre for Fringe Festival in 2005. She has since written, directed and acted in various stage productions, including children’s theatre productions and collaborations with NextStage Theatre.  

Louise’s soap-opera parody, Days of our Wives (formally called Desperate Huttwives), premiered in Wellington in 2017.

Louise lives in the Wairarapa with her husband and two children.