Roanna worked as Literary Manager at The Court Theatre in Christchurch for two-and-a half years. This involved workshopping plays by Roger Hall, Tanya Muagututi’a, Albert Belz, Alison Quigan, and Gary Henderson.
She has been working on her first play, Same Difference, about a psychotic episode and its impact on the person with bipolar, her boyfriend and her sister.
She attended Hagley Theatre Company and Drama Studio London. She also worked as the Senior Arts Advisor (Theatre) at Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand.