Laurel’s Hat Productions is dedicated to the creation of quality theatre featuring the plays of Frances Steinberg.


Despite Frances’ love of theatre extending across six decades, from her first director’s job organising the neighbours into a backyard performance of Peter Pan when she was 6 years old, through serving as choreographer and performer for the Martial Arts Theater Company in America in the 1980s, she spent her professional life as a psychologist, martial artist, acupuncturist, interactive learning designer, international presenter, and author of more than 12 professional books, 3 novels, and an illustrated storybook.


Since returning her creative focus back to theatre, she has generated four plays–Routine Magic (shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award in 2019), Magic Routine, The Home for Forgotten Metaphors, and Old School–the Musical.

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