The Company

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Chye-Ling Huang

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Chye-Ling Huang is Chinese-Pakeha actor, director and writer. After completing acting training at Unitec in 2013, Huang co-founded Proudly Asian Theatre, producing and acting in FOB and Lantern and going on to write Call of the Sparrows, which debuted its development season in 2016. She directed Like Sex (Basement), Asian Men Talk About Sex (Documentary) and created The Han Chronicles web pilot this year as well as acting in various film and theatre projects including 'Ao-terror-oa' and 'Te Waka Huia' and performing in 'Last man' at the Melbourne puppetry festival.



James Roque


James Roque is a director, writer, actor and one of the co-founders of Proudly Asian Theatre. He is a graduate of Unitec's Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme. His theatre credits include Fractious Tash's acclaimed show Titus and the lead role of Sidu in Indian Ink Theatre Company's Kiss the Fish. 

James is passionate about bringing diversity to the arts and all facets of media. Outside of theatre, James is one of New Zealand's fastest rising stand-up comedians. His television writing and performance credits include TV3's 7 Days and Jono and Ben. He is also one third of the sketch group Frickin Dangerous Bro, touring Auckland this year.

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Kelly Gilbride

Creative Producer

After completing the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Kelly found her interests lay more in production management and joined as PAT’s creative producer at the start of 2016, producing Call of the Sparrows and all subsequent PAT projects in 2017, including film. Kelly also worked as the Event Coordinator at the 2016 and 2017 season of Pop-up Globe.


Jen Huang

Guest assistant producer

Jen graduated from South Seas in 2015 and has been working in film on various roles ever since. She believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to share their stories, and she hopes to help those people find their voice. After working with Greenstone pictures and on film projects of her own as a director, writer and actress, Jen joined PAT this year, assistant producing and hosting projects such as Fresh off the Page.