Tribute to Robbie Tripe, former Equity Vice-President
Black Dog Relief – A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe brings emerging and established actor/singers together for a one night only performance, to honour a talented member of the performing fraternity who left the community after losing the battle with the Black Dog. Robbie was a valued union member who gave much of his time and energy serving as vice president. The stellar ensemble cast for Black Dog Relief comprises celebrated performers including Colleen Davis, Andrew Laing, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Rima Te Wiata, Boni Tukiwaho, Alistair Browning, Robbie's brother Will Tripe, Torum Heng, Keith Adams, Ryan Dulieu, Darien Takle, Cherie Moore, Grant Bridger and Ruby Lyon.
The song list for Black Dog Relief has Tripe’s personal touch – his legacy, which he intended to perform in collaboration with artistic director Jennifer Ward-Lealand, musical director Paul Barrett and producer Sharu Delilkan over two years ago.