The Operating Theatre Trust
The company is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust – trustees are Rosemary Tisdall, Ken Bray and Tim Bray. We are a registered charitable trust: Charities Commission CC 26517.
The Operating Theatre Trust (Tim Bray Productions) is supported by a range of funders and sponsors (please see the Support Us page for more info). We are heavily dependent on this support, and graciously accept ongoing donation from those that wish to assist us in producing theatre for children.
The Trustees (all held positions since 1993):
Rosemary Tisdall (Chairperson) – Rosemary is a trained school teacher, and now a children’s literature consultant. She was convenor of the 2010 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards judging panel. She is a Trustee of the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand, has been a management committee member of Storylines for over 10 years, and was Chairperson of its management committee for several years. She is currently on the Storylines Notable Books panel and co-director for the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Congress to be held in Auckland, August 2016.
Ken Bray - is a retired high school English teacher. He has been Deputy Head of Diocesan School for Girls and was Head of English at St Kentigern College and St Peter’s College. He was a founding Executive Member, and later, the first National President of the Independent Schools Education Association for many years. Ken has always been heavily involved in church and community activities, and is a study group convener for U3A in Auckland.
Tim Bray – founder of the organisation and Artistic Director.
“Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to the children theatre…”