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Lexie has been active in the professional performing arts since 1970, joining the Theatre Corporate company under Raymond Hawthorne in 1976 where she remained as a member of the company until April 1979. Following seasons at The Fortune and at Centrepoint she formed her own company based at Whanganui’s Four Seasons Theatre specialising in performances of New Zealand works in schools for young people as well as main bill productions.

Moving then to Kirikiriroa Hamilton and later to Ōtautahi Christchurch, Lexie formed Troupers Live Theatrix based at The Arts Centre of Christchurch and, while continuing to tour schools, she created many main bill productions and, until 1998, ran a small theatre school.

Lexie was a member of the Christchurch Theatre Trust Board for eight years, acted in numerous productions at the Court Theatre, completed four terms on the NZ Theatre Federation National Executive and eight years as Deputy Chair of the Christchurch Community Arts Council.

Following funded travel to the UK, EU, US, and Canada to study Shakespeare production, she settled in Auckland and took up the role of Business Manager at Auckland University’s Maidment Theatre. After eight years in this role Lexie was appointed Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology leading the Event Management academic programmes until 2016 when she added the role of Academic Equity Leader to her portfolio.

Lexie began her reviewing work with the Whanganui Chronicle in 1980 and has since reviewed for The Listener, The Christchurch Star, The Christchurch Press (five years) and for She has reviewed for Theatreview since 2009 and has been Associate Editor (Auckland) since 2022.

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Skin Tight


22/06/2011 - 25/06/2011

"Revel in the sensuality of one of our best stories..

Womanz Work! Plays from New Zealand’s Female Playwrights

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31/05/2011 - 08/07/2011

"Energetic and engaging no frills theatre..

"Delicious slices of theatrical pie splendidly acted and beautifully directed..



04/06/2011 - 25/06/2011

"Powerful portrait of an abstract artist..

"Engages the visceral and pits it against the mundane..

The Brothers Size


27/05/2011 - 18/06/2011

"Art and life as one..

Works With Words


11/05/2011 - 11/05/2011

"Inspiring collaboration and generosity in exploring political themes..

Penny Ashton’s Hot Pink Teeth ’n’ Tits

Wellington, Auckland

03/05/2011 - 14/05/2011

"No place to hide, for her or us in deep-felt romp with pathos..

"Fizzing comedy served with a side of smarts and lycra..

Gavin Puts Things Straight


04/05/2011 - 14/05/2011

"Moments of pure magic, spontaneous laughter, bittersweet poignancy..

Polly Hood in Mumuland


15/04/2011 - 03/05/2014

"A triumph – and only on for a week..

"Students put da hood onto Red Riding Hood..

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Boys’ Life


13/04/2011 - 23/04/2011

"Korder’s slim narrative is eaten alive and spat out with a passion and simplicity that is quite rare..

"Insight into bitchy world of blokes..

Girl with a Movie Camera

Auckland, Dunedin

02/03/2011 - 25/03/2012

"Highly accomplished multimedia show..

"A sweet homage to Vertov’s work..

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Oh Baby


09/03/2011 - 19/03/2011

"A riotous romp through conception and childbirth..

Richard III


05/03/2011 - 20/03/2011

"Artistically and emotionally satisfying..

Au Bon Mort Vivant: Dead Sexy Cabaret


03/03/2011 - 05/03/2011

"Circus burlesque unadulterated fun..

The Wrong Side


02/03/2011 - 04/03/2011

"Emotionally charged intensity with humour and love..

GUSH: Love and Other Filthy Habits

Auckland, Dunedin

25/02/2011 - 23/03/2012

"A little different, a little risqué and always fun..

"Poetic gems and comic brutalism..

Joseph and Mahina

Wellington, Auckland

19/02/2011 - 28/02/2011


"Delicately subtle..

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