Kip Chapman is a recipient of New Zealand’s highest Arts honor, an Arts Foundation Laureate, receiving a New Generation Award in 2013. Chapman trained as an actor at UNITEC’s School of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland, New Zealand, graduating in 2002.
He was a core cast member of the Emmy Award-winning drama Top of the Lake directed by Jane Campion and in the films 6 Days and Fantail. He has performed at every major theatre company in New Zealand.
In 2017 he was the Creative Director of the World of Wearable Arts, New Zealand’s biggest annual theatrical event and was seen by over 60,000 people.
Chapman was the co-creator/writer/director of Hudson & Halls. Performed over 190 times throughout New Zealand and Australia, the sh