Kathryn Rawlings - Tola Newbery
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    177cm
    HAIR:
    brown
    EYES:
    brown
  • Tola Newbery
    BACKGROUND
    Tola is a graduate of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School who, since graduating, has enjoyed working on theatre production directed by Hon Kouka, Tammy Davis and Rachel House. Tola appeared in the NZ feature films DAFFODILS and THE PA BOYS and regularly treads the boards at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2016 - Chapman Tripp Awards nomination for best supporting actor in The Vultures
  • 2013 - Hackman Theatre Awards winner of best mixed ability role in Hui
  • 2012 - Chapman Tripp Awards nomination for best newcomer in The Prospect

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2018
  • DAFFODILS
  • Greg
  • KHF Media & Libertine Pictures
  • David Stubbs
  • 2013
  • THE PA BOYS
  • City Boy
  • The Pa Productions Ltd
  • Himiona Grace

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2011
  • NGA REO HAU Awhi Tapu
  • Sonny
  • Eyeworks
  • Leo Gene Peters & Tammy Davis
  • 2011
  • NGA REO HAU The Prophet
  • Andrew Beautiful
  • Eyeworks
  • Hone Kouka & Tammy Davis
  • 2010
  • PARADISE CAFE
  • Local Surfer
  • Gibson Group
  • Danny Mulherron

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2010
  • LOSING IT
  • Steve
  • Jared O Neale
  • 2010
  • TELLING MALI
  • Ben
  • Mike Smith
  • 2009
  • HOLD UP
  • AK
  • Mike Smith

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2018
  • HE KURA KORERO
  • Actor/Collaborator
  • The Court Theatre
  • Holly Chappell
  • 2018
  • ASTROMAN
  • Jimmy
  • Court Theatre
  • Nancy Brunning
  • 2017
  • POROPITI
  • Performer
  • Sugarlicks/Auckland Arts Fetsival/Matariki Festival
  • Tola Newbery & Mara TK
  • 2016
  • MACBETH
  • Malcolm
  • Court Theatre
  • Ross Gumbley
  • 2016
  • WAIORA
  • Stranger/Chorus
  • Court Theatre
  • Hone Kouka
  • 2016
  • THE VULTURES
  • Tawatea
  • Bats Theatre
  • Miria George
  • 2014
  • HIKOI
  • Joe Miller
  • Circa Theatre
  • Nancy Brunning
  • 2013
  • HUI
  • George Wahie
  • Silo Theatre @ Auckland Arts Festival
  • Rachel House/Cameron Rhodes
  • 2013
  • HUI
  • George Wahie
  • Court Theatre
  • Erina Daniels
  • 2012
  • THE MOTOR CAMP
  • Jared Tairoa
  • Court Theatre
  • Timothy Bartlet
  • 2012
  • THE PROSPECT
  • Te Manawanui
  • Tawata Productions
  • Tammy Davis
  • 2011
  • AWHI TAPU
  • Sonny
  • Takirua
  • Leo-Gene Peters
  • 2011
  • HE REO AROHA
  • Lead
  • Tawata Productions
  • Hone Kouka
  • 2011
  • TU
  • Hoki
  • Tawata Productions
  • Hone Kouka
  • 2010
  • THE POHUTAKAWA TREE
  • Rev Athol Segwick
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Rachel House
  • 2010
  • GO SOLO (20mins self devised show)
  • Heremi Parahaki
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Sophie Roberts
  • 2010
  • THE PROPHET (monologue)
  • Ty
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Nathaniel Lees
  • 2010
  • BLACK MASS
  • Jesus
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Erina Daniels
  • 2009
  • HER NAKED SKIN
  • Potter
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Annie Ruth
  • 2009
  • MANAWA POU (devised show)
  • Buller
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Heather Timms & Teina Moetara
  • 2009
  • A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT DREAM
  • Oberon
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Josette Bushell Mingo
  • 2009
  • MUNTU
  • First Brother
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Wakanyote Njuguna
  • 2008
  • OTHELLO
  • Othello
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Jude Gibson
  • 2008
  • THE SHAPE OF THINGS
  • Adam
  • Toi Whakaari
  • Simon Vincent
  • 2007
  • A SHIP OF FOOLS
  • Ensemble
  • Tony McCaffery
  • 2007
  • ELLA & THE KAITIAKI
  • Dad/Kiwi Puppet
  • Court Theatre
  • Elizabeth O'Connor
  • 2007
  • DANTE
  • Ensemble
  • Tony McCaffery
  • 2006
  • CRASHBASH ROADSHOW
  • Ben
  • Elizabeth O'Connor

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2009
  • CHILDREN'S STORIES
  • Narrator
  • Learning Media
  • 2008
  • THE STRENGTH OF WATER
  • Loop Group
  • NZ FIlm Commission
  • Amagn Ballantyne


  • TRAINING
  • NEUTRAL MASK WORKSHOP - John Bolton - 2009
  • TOI WHAKAARI: NZ Drama School - Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2010

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • FULL DRIVERS LICENSE, LEARNERS MOTORBIKE LICENSE, MAORI LANGUAGE, WAKA AMA, MAORI WEAPONRY, TAONGA PUORO (Maori Instruments), BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU, THAI KICKBOXING, VOLLEYBALL, TOUCH RUGBY, HORSE RIDING, SINGING (Baratone/Tenor), PERCUSSION, GUITAR, DRUM KIT, PLASTERING, BULL WHIP & STILT WALKING.
  • ACCENTS - RP, African American.