Robert is the Managing Director and Senior Production Manager for Hunte Limited, with over 15 years experience in the theatre and event industry in Auckland.
Specializing in Production Management, Hunte Limited can be contracted to take ownership for the realization of a client’s productions; liaising between director, designers, suppliers, venues, and other stakeholders to ensure performances are staged to the highest standards. Some of Hunte Limited’s clients include: New Zealand Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Tim Bray Theatre Company, Auckland Arts Festival, ASB Waterfront Theatre, and Q Theatre
Prior to starting Hunte Limited, Robert was the full-time Production Manager for Auckland Theatre Company and had previously overseen the Production Design & Management major of the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec Institute of Technology.
Robert returned to Unitec after 8 years as a freelance theatre technician in Auckland, specializing in lighting console programming and live performance operation. In that time he worked on a many number of performances working with a large variety of production companies.
During this freelance early freelance career was the primary technical operator for Auckland Theatre Company, working on many of their main-bill shows. He has also worked for almost every professional venue in Auckland as a casual crew member in a variety of roles, and had the chance to tour shows to a number of venues around NZ.
Robert continues to maintain strong industry links and is regularly called on for production and technical support in a variety of roles, from working as a crew member to assist with the installation of a theatrical system to providing specialist support and guidance for theatrical control systems.
In 2012 Robert completed the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts: Production Design and Management, a large portion of this study involved in-depth learning and analysis of Vectorworks Spotlight C.A.D. software and proposing an industry standard application for use within the Department of Performing and Screen Arts on Live performance events.