2004 Annual Report - Queensland Theatre Company

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2004 Annual Report - Queensland Theatre Company

Annual Report 2004


78 Montague RoadSouth BrisbaneABN 27 822 967 021Telephone: 07 3010 7600PO Box 3310 South Brisbane BCQueensland 4101Facsimile: 07 3010 7699Email: mail@qldtheatreco.com.auWebsite: www.qldtheatreco.com.auReport ofQueensland Theatre CompanyTo The Hon Anna Bligh MPMinister for Educationand Minister for the ArtsMy Dear MinisterThe Members of the Board of Queensland Theatre Company have the honour to present to you their 36th report, in respect ofthe period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004.1 March 2005Dr Kate FoyChairThe Annual Report is available from the Administration Office of Queensland Theatre Company.


VisionQueensland Theatre Company is one of the best theatre companies in the world. We are living proof that theatrematters.MissionOur mission is to provide excellent artistic experiences, develop Queensland theatre artists, and so promote anddevelop theatre in Queensland and Australia.ValuesOur people are our greatest asset. Everyone associated with the Company believes in and adopts the followingbeliefs:1. Contributing to Society:Celebrating the power of art to transform.2. Change, Variety and Creativity:An open and committed approach to work that frequently changes.Breaking new ground through innovation and flexibility.3. Working Together:We work as a team toward our common goals creating an environment that:• encourages respect and trust• is supportive• values individual differences• allows time for reflection and celebration4. Exceptional Service:We look for every opportunity to exceed our customers’ expectations.GoalsWe have determined five key goals that will carry the Company forward.• Creating great work• Developing highly skilled theatre practitioners• Growing audience numbers• Affirming our employees as our greatest asset• Building a financially strong company2A n n u a l R e p o r t


ContentsCompany Profile ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4Functions of the Company ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5Chair’s Report ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6Artistic Director’s Report ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7Directors and Staff ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8Board Members ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12Executive Staff ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................15Major Achievements in 2004 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17Cultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane Season ............................................................................................................................................................................ 18Cultural Events - Regional Partnership Program .......................................................................................................................................................................27Artistic Development ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................29Opportunities for Freelance Theatre Personnel ........................................................................................................................................................................29Writing Program ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30Emerging Artists Program ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................32Audience Development ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33Statistics .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33Season Ticket Holder Events and Audience Development Initiatives ..............................................................................................................34Company Website .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................35Corporate Development ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................36Youth & Education Program ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................38Industry Development ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................43Staff Skill Development ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................43Forward Planning ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................44Consulting Expenditure ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................45Financial Statements ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................46Sponsor Acknowledgement ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................64A n n u a l R e p o r t3


Functions of the CompanyQUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY is a Statutory Authorityof the Queensland Government established by an Act ofthe Queensland Parliament in 1970 (amended 2003). Thefunctions of the Company as set out in section 12 of theQueensland Theatre Company Act 1970 are:(a) to promote and encourage the development andpresentation of the arts of the theatre;(b) to promote and encourage public interest andparticipation in the arts of the theatre;(c) to promote and encourage either directly or indirectly theknowledge, understanding, appreciation and enjoymentof drama and other arts of the theatre in all theirexpressions, forms and media;(d) to produce, present and manage plays, and otherforms and types of theatre and entertainment in placesdetermined by the theatre company;(e) to establish and conduct schools, lectures, courses,seminars and other forms of education in drama andother arts of the theatre(f) to teach, train and instruct persons and promoteeducation and research in drama and other arts of thetheatre;(g) to provide or assist to provide theatres andappurtenances of theatres;(h) to encourage the involvement of persons resident inQueensland in the writing of plays and other aspects ofthe arts of the theatre;(i) to perform the functions given to the theatre companyunder another Act;(j) to perform functions that are incidental, complimentaryor helpful to, or likely to enhance the effective andefficient performance of, the functions mentioned inparagraphs (a) to (i);(k) to perform functions of the type to which paragraph (j)applies and which are given to the theatre company inwriting by the Minister.A n n u a l R e p o r t5


Chair’s Report2004 was a positive year for Queensland Theatre Companyof artistic highlights, significant advancements in our goalof developing Queensland artists and writers, as well ascontinuing our strengths in the youth and education sectors.The Company has ended the year with a surplus of $11,953,which highlights the continued stringent cost control ofexpenditure in a climate of uncertainty in box office andother earned revenue. The large capacity of the Playhouseremains a great challenge to the Company’s desire tobuilding box office, as the seasons scheduled in that venuecannot provide sufficient time for audience word of mouth tobuild audience numbers.The 2004 result brings the Company’s overall position to$1,565,000 in accumulated reserves. With approximatelyhalf of the Company’s annual revenue derived from volatilebox office and the corporate sector this is a very pleasingresult considering that just nine years ago the Company’scumulative reserves had been reduced to just $26,000.Funding from State and Federal Governments continuesto be vital and the Company extends its gratitude to bothGovernments for investing in the state and national culturethrough Queensland Theatre Company. I would like to takethis opportunity to thank the State Government, and mostparticularly the Minister for Education and Arts, the HonAnna Bligh MP, for her support and assistance of QueenslandTheatre Company.I thank the Board members for their constant support andguidance for the Company. I would like to pay special tributeto outgoing Board members Glyn Davis, David Harrison andKevin Radbourne. Thanks should also go to Artistic Director,Michael Gow, for his leadership, commitment and abilityto continue to surprise and delight our audiences, and toGeneral Manager Libby Anstis and staff for their amazingresponse to the constant demands of a very challengingenvironment. Finally, I would say a big thank you to ouraudiences who continue to demonstrate their appreciationfor the theatre we bring to them.In 2004, the Company used some of its reserves througha major investment in upgrading the seats in Bille BrownStudio – a popular decision with Season Ticket Holders andother audience members of this intimate venue.The Company presented a total of 375 performances toQueensland audiences, playing to more than 90,000 peoplethroughout the State. There were 260 performances in theCompany’s Brisbane season. The Company performed nineproductions in its mainstage season.Dr Kate FoyChairSponsorship levels remained strong in 2004 with totalcash and in kind contribution of more than $380,000. TheCompany extends sincere thanks to major sponsors CITEC,Deacons Lawyers, Ergon Energy, John Holland Group andOrigin Energy. Thanks go also to Brisbane Marriott Hotel,Commonwealth Bank, Orlando Wyndham, Palace Centro andSun Microsystems for their continued support. Our sponsorsof The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award - Theatre andPublic Life, BDO Kendalls and Griffith University, continue toassist in the development of Queensland playwrights.6A n n u a l R e p o r t


Artistic Director’s Report2004 was a year of new opportunities at Queensland TheatreCompany. My fifth season with the Company focused on ourcontinuing commitment to the development of creative talentincluding writers, actors and directors. While special fundingfor our Emerging Artists’ Program came to an end, we werepleased to continue this program with two ensemble actorsand two associate directors.We continued our innovative regional partnerships program,working with artists in Bundaberg, Cairns, Clermont, Mackay,Toowoomba, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and surroundingdistricts. We were thrilled to develop a new partnership withWestern Cape College in Weipa. In 2004 we collaboratedfor the first time with regional theatre company HotHouseTheatre to produce one of our hit seasons of the year, EatingIce Cream With Your Eyes Closed.Our nine play mainstage program promised ‘live action’which we delivered in a year of unpredictable theatre.The year took off with a laugh with The Real InspectorHound/Black Comedy double bill, closely followed bySteve Martin’s adaptation of The Underpants. Partnershipswith the ENERGEX Brisbane Festival and QPAC provided anopportunity for a lavish production of the Australian classicmusical, The Venetian Twins. Proof and Copenhagen oneafter the other delivered a maths/science theme and theproduction of The Cherry Orchard provoked audiences andcritics to reconsider this classic in its centenary year. Theyear ended on a thought-provoking and rather solemn notewith God is a DJ and the chilling Far Away.My thanks go to Chair Dr Kate Foy and the Board membersfor their continued support and contribution; the Company’sloyal and dedicated staff and all of the artists who workedwith the Company during the year. Thanks also goes to theState and Federal Governments, particularly The Hon AnnaBligh MP for her recognition of the Company’s needs. Therehas also been excellent support from the corporate sectorwho recognise that great theatre makes Queensland anattractive place to do business.Finally, I’d like to thank the audiences who support theCompany and its artists by attending our productions in suchnumbers. In 2004, the Company played to almost 93,000people throughout the State, and many more engagedwith the company through our education and accessprograms. We endorse our commitment to the audiencesin our strategic plan and in our values. We will continue toentertain, challenge and strive to continue providing greattheatre for our audiences.Michael GowArtistic DirectorWe are always seeking to provide a career path for the trulytalented individual. In this way we build for the future. In2004 Queensland Theatre Company provided 553 creativepositions to freelance theatre practitioners, of which 521were Queensland residents. We employed two full-timeactors and two full-time directors. We commissioned DavidBrown, the writer of Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed,and identified and developed the winning script for TheQueensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and PublicLife, Mano Nera, by Adam Grossetti.The Company’s Youth & Education program presented85 performances in regional Queensland. The Brisbanecomponent of this program connected with over 10,000young Queenslanders. When mainstage and regionalproduction attendances are taken into account, over 26,000school age children accessed the program in 2004. EdOnline, a web based program introduced in 2002, providedalmost 800 students with the opportunity to speak withartists and discuss productions online.A n n u a l R e p o r t7


Board of Directors and StaffPATRONHer Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, ACGovernor of QueenslandBOARD OF DIRECTORSDr Kate Foy (Chair)Debra Bennett-McLeanAngela BetzienHaydon Coles (from 26 August 2004)Caroline DunphyWendy Edmond (from 26 August 2004)Professor Glyn Davis (until 14 December 2004)Barton Green (Deputy Chair)David Harrison (until 25 August 2004)Barbara HoulihanTerry O’DwyerSimon PorterKevin Radbourne (until 25 August 2004)Peter Bridgman State Government Representative (from 01 March 2004)Marg O’Donnell State Government Representative (until 28 February 2004)ARTISTIC DIRECTORMichael GowGENERAL MANAGERLibby AnstisExecutive AssistantKatie CumminsArtistic Development ManagerArtistic Development CoordinatorAssociate DirectorsFabienne TemplemanUrsula DauthLeticia CáceresJean-Marc Russ2004 Ensemble Rebecca MurphyLucas StibbardCorporate Development ManagerCorporate Development CoordinatorJulie WoodwardJulian ConaghanYouth & Education ManagerLinda PageEducation Liaison Officer David Armstrong (from 12 July 2004)**On secondment from Education Queensland8A n n u a l R e p o r t


Board of Directors and StaffFinance Manager Toni Postans (from 7 June 2004)Kate Jones (until 26 June 2004)Rachel Fraser (until 17 February 2004)Assistant Accountant Toni Postans (until 4 June 2004)Sandra Wilson (until 25 November 2004)Finance OfficerRobin KoskiFinance TraineeMegan AlleryMarketing Manager Bronwyn Klepp (from 11 October 2004)Jodi Charlton (until 3 September 2004)Giannina Periz (until 23 July 2004)Simon Hinton (until 10 January 2004)Marketing CoordinatorChris SalterSeason Ticket Sales Project Manager Deborah Sampson (from 12 August 2004)Publicity & Communications Coordinator Bronwyn Klepp (until 8 October 2004)Sales & Ticketing CoordinatorHelen MayesReceptionist/Promotions Coordinator Jodie Gordon (from 8 March 2004)Receptionist Di Bottriell (until 12 March 2004)Arts Administration TraineeJenny IsaiOperations ManagerOperations CoordinatorKellie MayKate HardingProduction ManagerMichael KaempffTechnical CoordinatorChris SheahanSenior Stage ManagerAllana SheardHead of WardrobeGayle MacGregorHead Cutter Craig Roberts (until 30 July 2004)Milliner/Wardrobe TraineeLisa KelseyHead of WorkshopPeter SandsCompany Carpenter/Head MechanistJohn PierceApprentice Carpenter Justine Nicolson (from 7 June 2004)Stage ManagersTravis ClarkeMalcolm HughesPete JamiesonTamara KalocsaiAnita KingErin LynchKathy MonroeChris PhilippiA n n u a l R e p o r t9


Board of Directors and StaffAssistant Stage ManagersCutters/Costume MakersCostume MakersBootmakersWig MakersWig Stylists/ HairdressersMake UpWorkshop CarpentersProps MakersScenic Artists10A n n u a l R e p o r tSophia DaltonKylie DegenJoanne EvansAmy FormanPaul HarroldNick HowardAnita KingDavid KoumanErin LynchTanya MaloufHelen O’RourkeRebecca ReesJodie RocheAlison CodyErin KroschMarada ManussenVicki MartinShelley BrownlieKellie FlynnLinda LucasBianca SevilEmma ShakesRoselea SmithMadeline TaylorJane WorthingtonPendragon Boot CompanyAnnette Miles (3AM Wigs)Cheryl Newton (Pastiche Wigs)Tiffany Beckwith-SkinnerShelley BrownlieMichael GreenTiffany Beckwith-SkinnerJan HuggettBrendan AndrewsCraig GoddardRicky OlfaciusAleksis WaaralinnaChris BoothLeon Van der GraaffAleksis WaaralinnaR Shaun CaulfieldAlison JonesGeoffrey SmithCaroline Walker


Board of Directors and StaffElectriciansMechanistsAudio ConsultantComputer GraphicsGraffiti ArtistsSales & Ticketing (casuals)Front of House (Bille Brown Studio)COMPANY ASSOCIATESSue BennerPenny EveringhamBryan ProbetsLeo WocknerDaniel BlackNeil CairnsRichard ClarkePatrick CourtneyLachlan CrossJo CurreyJames HarrisonThomas LindenauAndrew MeadowsFelicity Organ-MooreNatalie OxenhamRebecca ReesIan RendellDean RussoChris TwymanJames HarrisonRicky OlfaciousChris PhilippiRebecca ReesGavin SawfordDaniel SinclairAnthony BrumptonBruce McKinvenCorin EdwardsJared KellyXanthe BeasleyDorothy FarrellJaana HokkanenAnita HughesGavin SawfordDanielle CarrollJulian CurtisSophia DaltonDorothy FarrellSonja FeaNicole KapernickBobby KendallChase PollardDeirdree WallaceAlex WinklerNiki J WittLONDON REPRESENTATIVESYolande BirdDiana FranklinA n n u a l R e p o r tFOUNDING DIRECTORAlan Edwards, AM, MBE(1925 - 2003)11


Board of Directors and StaffBoard MembersKate Foy (Chair)Dr Kate Foy is Associate Professor (Voice) and Directorof the Performance Centre at the University of SouthernQueensland (USQ). She holds a PhD from the University ofHawaii. Kate teaches in the fields of voice and speech, textanalysis, theatre history and professional development. Shealso directs for USQ’s Performance Centre. She trained forthe theatre in London and began her professional career(as Kate Wilson) with Queensland Theatre Company in1971 where she appeared in over 30 productions. Kate haspublished in the area of voice studies and actor training,and her research interests include contemporary Australiantheatre practice and cross-cultural performance. Shecurrently serves on the Queensland Studies AuthoritySAC (Arts) and the Board of Directors Empire Theatres,Toowoomba. She was appointed to the Board of QueenslandTheatre Company in August 2001.Debra Bennet-McLeanDebra Bennet-McLean is a descendent of the Wakka Wakkaand Gubbi Gubbi Peoples of South-East Queensland andthe Kullali Peoples of South-West Queensland. Her currentwork is directly related to advocacy, training, research andpolicy development within the arts and cultural sector.Activities also include collaborative projects which increaseprofessional development opportunities and culturalinfrastructure for indigenous arts and cultural workers.In addition, projects which link members of the broadercommunity, multi-cultural community and indigenouscommunity to indigenous priorities of community buildingand reconciliation. Debra has been an Educator andCounsellor within Queensland primary, secondary andtertiary institutions and community centres, a WorkplaceTrainer, Project Manager, Program Coordinator, IndigenousArts and Cultural Development Consultant and IndigenousArt Curator.Angela BetzienAngela Betzien was recognised as a talented writer while shewas a student, winning the Queensland Theatre Company’sYoung Playwrights Award in three successive years. Sincethen, she has graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Artsin Drama, held the position of Affiliate Writer (1998) andWriter in Residence (1998) at Queensland Theatre Companyand written several plays on commission including Playboyof the Working Class and The Orphanage Project, whichwas produced as part of the Company’s mainstage season,performed in 2003. Angela was Artistic Coordinator of LaBoite Theatre’s Springboards season of play readings in 2000and is a co-founding member of The Real TV Project, a localindependent artistic team.Haydon Coles (from 26 August 2004)Haydon Coles retired as Head of Corporate BankingQueensland for the Commonwealth Bank in October 2004.He is a fellow of the National Institute of Accountants, aGraduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directorsand former Chairman of the Infrastructure Association ofQueensland (IAQ). He had 42 years of diverse bankingexperience with the Commonwealth Bank, in three states,specializing in Corporate Relationship Management andBusiness Development. Prior to being appointed to a SeniorExecutive role in Queensland in 1990, Haydon spent fouryears as the Bank’s General Manager in Hong Kong.Glyn Davis AC (until 14 December 2004)Professor Glyn Davis has been Vice-Chancellor of GriffithUniversity since January 2002, and is also Chair of theAustralia and New Zealand School of Government. He waspreviously Director-General of the Queensland Department ofPremier and Cabinet, and an advisory board member for theQueensland Symphony Orchestra. Professor Davis resignedfrom the board following his move to Melbourne to take upthe role of Vice-Chancellor of The University of Melbourne.Caroline DunphyCaroline Dunphy is an actor, teacher, and director havinggraduated from QUT Academy of the Arts with a bachelordegree in acting in 1992. She is a senior member of FrankTheatre, has acted with a range of companies includingQueensland Theatre Company and La Boite, appeared inseveral short and feature films and on Australian and Britishtelevision.Wendy Edmond (from 26 August 2004)Wendy Edmond brings to the Board a life long love ofthe theatre together with experience of government atthe highest level. Following a career in health in NuclearMedicine and Radiation therapy that took her around theworld and back to Brisbane, Wendy moved into Parliamentin 1989 as the member for Mt Coot-tha. During her 14years in Parliament, Wendy served on many committees,community organisations and the University of QueenslandSenate. She served as Minister for Employment and Trainingand as Minister for Health for nearly six years during therebuilding of the public health system. After returning toBrisbane in 1984, Wendy became a Season Ticket Holder withQueensland Theatre Company and has followed with interestthe maturing of the Company.12A n n u a l R e p o r t


Board of Directors and StaffBoard MembersBarton Green (Deputy Chair)Barton Green is the Chairman of the Keep Australia BeautifulCouncil (Qld) Inc, the former National Executive Officer forKeep Australia Beautiful National Association and a BusinessConsultant. He started journalism in the late 1970s andworked for newspapers in Brisbane, Sydney and the GoldCoast. In 1986, he was appointed as an Organiser for theAustralian Journalists’ Association, and was subsequentlyelected as Queensland Branch Secretary. He later workedas a freelance journalist and media trainer, includingas a journalism tutor and guest lecturer at a number ofQueensland universities. In 1992, Barton was appointed asMedia Advisor to the Queensland Environment and HeritageMinister. After leaving the Ministerial staff he establishedGreen Media, which provided government liaison services,strategic and business planning advice and media planningservices. In 2002, Barton co-founded Three Plus, a Brisbanebasedbusiness and marketing communications consultancy.In 2003, he was awarded the Centenary Medal fordistinguished service to conservation and the environment.David Harrison (until 29 August 2004)David Harrison is a Professional Non-Executive CompanyDirector, who was previously State Secretary of theAustralian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, a positionwhich he held since June 1994. His career with the AMWUspanned over 23 years. He is Honorary President of theQueensland Council of Unions (Queensland’s peak unioncouncil). David’s experience includes: Deputy Chair,Port of Brisbane Corporation (since July 1999); Director,Board of Sunsuper Pty Ltd (since 1994); Director, Board ofQueensland Investment Corporation (since October 1998);Director, Industry Capability Network (since July 1990). Otherdirectorships include - Director, QCOS (Queensland Coal &Oil Shale Super Fund 2001 - 2003); Director, Queensland RailBoard (1992 - 1994); Director, SMART (Sugar Manufacturersof Australia Retirement Trust) Superannuation Fund (1987 -1994); Member, ASSI (Australian South Sea Islanders) Boardof Advice (2001 - 2003).Barbara HoulihanBarbara Houlihan is a solicitor in private practice. She wasa partner in legal firm Stephen Comino & Cominos from1985 to early 2005. She has a broad background in commonlaw, insurance, commercial and family law litigation andin dispute resolution. She has been involved in volunteerwork through Women’s Legal Service and for variousenvironmental groups. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Lawsfrom the University of Queensland, was admitted as asolicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the HighCourt of Australia in 1982 and has practised continuouslysince.Terry O’DwyerTerry O’Dwyer is a chartered accountant and Chairmanof BDO Kendalls. He is a graduate of the University ofQueensland in commerce and holds a post graduate diplomain advanced accounting. He is a fellow of the Institute ofChartered Accountants in Australia and of the AustralianInstitute of Company Directors. He practices in corporatefinance and advice. He has previously held appointmentsas a Commissioner of the Legal Aid Commission, a memberof the Brisbane North Regional Health Authority and wasthe Attorney General’s representative on the Law Society’sGrants Committee. He is currently Chairman of BreakFreeLimited, Brumby’s Limited and Metal Storm Limited and is aDirector at Bendigo Bank Limited and CS Energy Limited.Simon PorterSimon Porter is a Partner with Accenture, leading itsgovernment practice in Queensland. Simon has a Bachelor ofCommerce degree from the University of Queensland and hasbeen Chairman of the Queensland Branch of the AustralianInformation Industry Association (AIIA), the QueenslandInformation Technology and TelecommunicationsAwards and the Queensland Information Technology andTelecommunications Forum. He is currently a Directorof the Mater Hospitals’ Trust and committee member ofthe Queensland AIIA.Kevin Radbourne (until 29 August 2004)Born and educated in Brisbane, Kevin has enjoyed a longand active artistic and administrative involvement with thearts sector as an actor, director, producer and CEO. Positionsheld include Executive Director Arts Queensland; DeputyExecutive Director Office of Arts and Cultural Development;Deputy Director Queensland Performing Arts Centre;Coordinating Producer Brisbane Festival. Previous boarddirectorships include Brisbane Arts Theatre (Chairman);Queensland Cultural Centre Trust (Deputy Chairman); PacificFilm and Television Commission; Pacific Film Festivals Ltd;Library Board of Queensland; State Library FoundationCouncil; Queensland Performing Arts Trust. He also saton the boards of the Queensland Museum; QueenslandArt Gallery; Queensland Biennial Festival of Music; wasChairman Commonwealth Regional Arts Fund (Qld) andmember, Public Libraries Advisory Committee (Qld),Queensland Cultural Advisory Council, Cultural MinistersCouncil Standing Committee and QUT Cultural PrecinctFundraising Working Group. Brisbane Arts Theatre awardedhim life membership in 1980.A n n u a l R e p o r t13


Board of Directors and StaffBoard MembersState Government RepresentativesPeter Bridgman (from 01 March 2004)Peter Bridgman was appointed Deputy Director-General(Arts) in March 2004. He was previously Deputy Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Peterhas overall responsibility for Arts Queensland, includingdelivery of major arts and culture programs through statutoryauthorities and companies, the millennium arts project,and the Queensland Government’s support for the arts andculture sector through grants, accommodation, industrydevelopment, research and advocacy. He is currently chair ofthe Cultural Ministers’ Council Standing Committee. Peter isqualified as a barrister and as a psychologist and co-wroteThe Australian Policy Handbook, with Professor Glyn Davis,now in its third edition.Marg O’Donnell (until 28 February 2004)Marg O’Donnell was appointed as the Director General ofArts Queensland on 22 February 2001. She has held a rangeof senior federal and state government positions in bothQueensland and Victoria. From August 1998 to February2001, Marg was Director General of two Queenslandgovernment departments – Equity and Fair Trading andAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development.She was also Victoria’s first Legal Ombudsman fromDecember 1996 to August 1998. While Marg has worked ina range of senior public sector positions, she has a longstandinginvolvement and interest in the arts, serving on theboard of Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company for four years.14A n n u a l R e p o r t


Board of Directors and StaffExecutive staffMichael Gow – Artistic DirectorAs a director, Michael has worked with Sydney TheatreCompany, where he was Associate Director from 1991 to1993, Belvoir St Theatre, Black Swan Theatre Company,Griffin Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of SouthAustralia, Australian Theatre for Young People, Playbox,Opera Australia, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival andQueensland Theatre Company.Michael’s writing credits for stage, screen and radio areextensive. His plays include the multi-award winning playAway, hailed as a modern classic of the Australian theatreand now one of the most performed Australian works written.Other plays include The Kid; On Top of The World; Europe;1841; the award winning Furious; Sweet Phoebe; also anaward winner and Live Acts on Stage. A number of his workshave been produced and performed internationally includingmajor seasons in the UK and US. For television he has writtenthe mini-series Eden’s Lost, directed by Neil Armfield, andfor ABC Television Art’n’Life; for radio, Michael adapted hisplay Europe for broadcast in Australia and Europe, and wroteThe Astronaut’s Wife for ABC Radio. Artistic posts held byMichael include Chair of Griffin Theatre and Board member ofthe Australian Theatre for Young People. His play for youngpeople, 17, was commissioned by the Royal National Theatreof Great Britain.Libby Anstis – General ManagerLibby Anstis has had more than 13 years experience in theperforming arts industry in Queensland with a variety of keyroles in Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the ENERGEXBrisbane Festival and Centenary of Federation Queensland.She holds a Bachelor of Business – Communication fromQUT and began her career in marketing and developmentfor Queensland Symphony Orchestra. During this time shewas Chair of the joint arts marketing consortium, Ticketsave,comprising major performing arts companies in Queensland.In her seven years with the QSO, Libby spent the last twoas General Manager of the organisation, before taking upthe position of Producer – Music Program for the ENERGEXBrisbane Festival.Libby held two roles at Centenary of Federation Queensland,joining as Community Program Manager in 1999 andtaking over as Executive Director in 2000. During 2001, theCentenary of Federation program delivered more than 500community events throughout the state of Queensland. Shejoined the Company in August 2003 in the role of GeneralManager.Michael Kaempff – Production ManagerMichael joined Queensland Theatre Company in 1997 asProduction Manager. Michael has worked with companiesthroughout Australia as a Stage Manager, including BelvoirStreet Theatre, Australian Opera, Sydney Theatre Company,State Opera of South Australia and New Moon TheatreCompany. Michael also worked as a Stage Manager withthe English National Opera and other companies in theUnited Kingdom. Michael was the Production Manager forthe New Zealand tour of Cats, and the Australian and NewZealand tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also workedas a Production Manager with Bell Shakespeare Company,the Festival of Sydney and for several national touringproductions. Before joining Queensland Theatre Company,Michael was Production Manager for Ric Birch, whosecompany Spectak produced the Olympic Games ceremonies.Bronwyn Klepp – Marketing ManagerBronwyn was promoted to the position of MarketingManager in October 2004, after four years as QueenslandTheatre Company’s Publicity & Communications Coordinator.Prior to this time she held a number of marketing, sales andpromotions roles in the tourism industry. Bronwyn holdsa Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland and aGraduate Certificate in Communication/Public Relations fromQueensland University of Technology (QUT). She is currentlypursuing a Master of Business at QUT. Bronwyn is a memberof the Public Relations Institute of Australia.Kellie May – Operations ManagerKellie joined Queensland Theatre Company in 2002.Previously she held the position of Venue Sales Coordinatorat the Adelaide Festival Centre. During this time she wasresponsible for venue contracting arrangements workingclosely with the Australian Ballet Company, State Opera ofSouth Australia, State Theatre Company of South Australiaand national and international commercial producers. Kelliecompleted her Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Drama in 1997and graduated as a director majoring in theatre directionfrom Flinders University Drama Centre. As a component ofher graduating project she was assistant director for The RedSun performed in Japan and at the Adelaide Festival of Arts.In 1997, she was Assistant Director for Company B’sproduction of Black Mary and for the State Theatre Companyof South Australia production of Tales from Arabian Nights.Her experience includes stage management for the AdelaideFestival Centre’s Compagnie Maguy Marin and VenueCoordinator for the Festival of Ideas in Adelaide as well as forThe Telstra Adelaide Festival of Arts 2000.A n n u a l R e p o r t15


Board of Directors and StaffExecutive staffLinda Page – Youth & Education ManagerLinda joined the company in July 2002. Previously, sheworked as the Theatre Administrator of Schonell Theatreand Theatre Manager of the Cement Box Theatre. She holdsa Bachelor of Arts in English, Media Studies and Drama andHonours with distinction at the University of Queensland.She has been involved with numerous independent,theatre in education, youth theatre, and theatre for youngpeople companies in the last nine years including DeBaseProductions, Cracka Theatre Troupe, Front Productions,Vegas Nerve Productions, Underground Productions and theChildren’s Festival at Woodford Folk Festival. Currently Lindais a producer for The Real TV Project and a partner of BetterThan Nuthin’ Productions. She sits on the advisory boardfor the Australian Drama Studies Centre, is chair of YouthArts Queensland’s Transit Lounge Advisory Committee, onthe steering committee for the Queensland Government’snew framework for Education and the Arts and judge forUnderground Production’s Annual Drama Awards.Toni Postans – Finance ManagerToni was promoted to the position of Finance Manager inJune 2004, after two years as Queensland Theatre Company’sAssistant Accountant. Prior to this time she held a number offinance and accounts roles in the IT industry. Toni completeda Bachelor of Business, Management major at CentralQueensland University in 2000. She is currently pursuing aBachelor of Business (Accounting) at Central QueenslandUniversity.Fabienne Templeman – Artistic DevelopmentManagerFabienne has been Artistic Development Manager atQueensland Theatre Company since February 2003.Previously she was Artistic Administrator at State TheatreCompany of South Australia for four years. In 2000, Fabiennewas seconded from State Theatre to Arts SA, the SouthAustralian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, asManager Lead Agencies where she monitored the interestsof eight major arts organisations in the state’s arts portfolio.Prior to her time in Adelaide, Fabienne experienced a broadrange of arts practice in Queensland from positions in QPAC’sbox office, Queensland Theatre Company’s subscriptions,and at arts management consultancy Australian ArtsEnterprise. Fabienne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Drama)from QUT’s Academy of the Arts and a Master of Businessmajoring in International Management from QUT’s BusinessFaculty and she has also commenced a Bachelor of Laws.Julie Woodward – Corporate DevelopmentManagerJulie joined Queensland Theatre Company in September2002. She was previously employed at the Adelaide FestivalCentre as a Development Executive. In that capacity sheworked with a variety of organizations and programsincluding the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Made to Move,Adelaide Festival of Arts, Feast Festival and the State TheatreCompany of South Australia. Prior to joining the AdelaideFestival Centre, Julie worked as a Fundraising CampaignManager for the Band of the South Australia Police andSANTOS Stadium, both in Adelaide. Julie holds a Bachelor ofArts (Communication Studies) from the University of SouthAustralia with majors in cultural studies, media and drama.16A n n u a l R e p o r t


Major Achievements in 2004Cultural Events – Brisbane Season➣ Presented 9 plays in Brisbane, two Australian works➣ Presented one world premiere season Eating Ice CreamWith Your Eyes Closed and one Australian premiere Godis a DJ➣ Provided 553 artistic opportunities, of which 521 werefilled by resident Queenslanders➣ Total subscription base of 5,146 Season Ticket Holders➣ Total attendance of 93,000Regional Queensland Programs➣ Regional Queensland tour of Show played in 85 schoolsand to more than 8,700 students➣ Continued Regional Partnerships Program with 11partners in 8 regions in 91 locations➣ 54 regional artists and 23 Brisbane based artist engagedin regional program➣ 665 workshop attendees from 140 workshops➣ 32 regional performances with a total of 2,078 attendeesTouring➣ Partnership with HotHouse Theatre Company to coproduceEating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed forBrisbane and Albury/Wodonga seasonsWriting➣ 10 play readings of new works by Queensland andinternational playwrights➣ 3 playwriting competitions – The Queensland Premier’sDrama Award - Theatre and Public Life, YoungPlaywrights Awards and George Landen Dann AwardArtistic Development and Secondments➣ 2 associate directors were employed and receivedprofessional development and training➣ 2 actors were employed full-time and receivedprofessional development and training, creating theonly emerging artist ensemble in a theatre company inAustralia➣ 15 university student secondments, including a pilotprogram for 4 design assistantsCommissions and Development➣ Commissioned David Brown for Eating Icecream WithYour Eyes Closed➣ Script development for Eyes of Isabella by Phillip Dean➣ Script development for three Premier’s Drama Awardfinalists – Mano Nera, Constance Drinkwater and theFinal Days of Somerset and Welcome to DreamlandAudience Development➣ Increase in total student attendance by 33% to almost27,000 students attending or participating in QueenslandTheatre Company events in 2004.Youth & Education➣ 85 performances of Show in regional and metropolitanQueensland with an audience of more than 8,700➣ 7,784 students attended mainstage performancesrepresenting a 94% increase on previous year➣ The Youth & Education Program provided 113employment opportunities for artists➣ Work experience program offered places to 16 studentsAccess➣ 54 bonus events including play briefings, readings,nights with the artists and regional programs andactivitiesIndustry Development➣ Attendance by Queensland Theatre Company staff at avariety of courses and training sessions➣ Provision of resources and advice to local artists, groupsand theatre companies➣ Development of a new workshop apprentice positionPolicy➣ The company regularly provides information and policyadvice to GovernmentA n n u a l R e p o r t17


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonTHE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDby Tom StoppardandBLACK COMEDYby Peter ShafferCremorne Theatre, QPAC9 February – 13 March 2004L-R: Hayden Spencer, Rebecca Murphy,Melinda ButelPhoto: Andrew MaccollDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerComposer/Sound DesignerVoice/Accent ConsultantStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerQUT SM SecondmentMichael GowAlison RossMatt ScottPete GoodwinMelissa AgnewAllana SheardTanya MaloufKate Ferris“… stage-business of truly sidesplitting proportions.”The Courier-Mail“… Gow’s production keeps itrattling along in a laugh a minutestyle.”The AustralianCastMrs Drudge/Miss Furnival Carol BurnsCynthia/CleaMelinda ButelMagnus/Colonel Melkett David ClendinningInspector Hound/Schuppanzigh Joss McWilliamBirdboot/Harrold Gorringe Daniel MurphyFelicity/Carol MelkettRebecca MurphyMoon/Brindsley MillerHayden SpencerSimon/Georg Bamberger Lucas StibbardReal Inspector Radio Voice-over Geoff Mullins18A n n u a l R e p o r t


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonTHE UNDERPANTSAdapted by Steve Martin, from the original play by Carl SternheimA Company B Belvoir ProductionPlayhouse, QPAC16 March – 3 April 2004L-R: John Batchelor, Rebecca MasseyPhoto: Heidrun LöhrDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerMusicSound DesignAssociate DirectorStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerAssistant Stage Manager (QTC)Touring Production ManagerTouring Technical ManagerCastTheoCohenGertrudeKlinglehoffVersati/The KingLouiseNeil ArmfieldStephen CurtisDamien CooperAlan JohnPaul CharlierJulian LouisKathy MunroDavid KoumansAmy FormanSharna GalvinAdam BowringJohn BatchelorDamon HerrimanRebecca MasseyKeith RobinsonRichard SydenhamLucy Taylor“Its energetic playfulness is infectiousand we gleefully surrender …”Time Off“… a clever witty script, with a talentedand versatile cast, the heavens shouldrejoice.”Brisbane NewsA n n u a l R e p o r t19


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonAnton Chekhov’sTHE CHERRY ORCHARDTranslated by Stephen MulrineBille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company19 April – 29 May 2004DirectorDesignerLighting DesignerComposer/Sound DesignerChoreographerClown/Ventriloquism/Magic TutorGuitar TutorMusical Ensemble CoordinatorWAAPA Design SecondmentAssistant DirectorUQ Dramaturgy SecondmentStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerQUT SM SecondmentMichael GowRobert KempAndrew MeadowsPete GoodwinNeridah WatersScott WittPaul HendersonPeter LuffLeon KrasensteinPhillip StorkWhyatt Moss-WellingtonAllana SheardAnita KingJodie RocheCastStationmasterNick BackstromYermolai LopakhinAndrew BuchananFirsDavid ClendinningAnyaRebecca DaleYashaPatrick DrewLeonid GaevSteven GrivesTrampSasha JanowiczCharlotta IvanovnaCaroline KennisonDunyashaKellie LazarusLyubov RanevskayaSally McKenzieVaryaRebecca MurphyPyotr TrofimovBryan ProbetsSemyon YepikhodovLucas StibbardBoris Simeonov-PishchikLeo WocknerMusical Ensemble appeared courtesy of Queensland Conservatorium of Music,Griffith UniversityDouble-bass/Ensemble Leader Patrick MarchisellaClarinet/Piano AccordionTom RaymondViolinKatei ChangL-R: Sally McKenzie, Bryan ProbetsPhoto: Rob Maccoll“The production’s impressive lineupof seasonal actors deliveredwell-crafted performances ...”The Courier-Mail“... Gow’s The Cherry Orchardis a thing of immense beauty,emotional resonance and literarysophistication.”M/C ReviewsCanine PerformersCharli (Hunterway)Rose (Corgi)Tascha (Golden Retriever)20Canine OwnersNadine LewisHugh PowellFiona WallisA n n u a l R e p o r t


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonPROOFby David AuburnCremorne Theatre, QPAC24 May – 26 June 2004Kim GyngelPhoto: Rob MaccollDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerComposer/Sound DesignerVoice/Accent ConsultantAssistant Lighting DesignerStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerUQ Dramaturgy SecondmentCastCatherineRobertClaireHalJon HalpinBruce McKinvenMatt ScottBrett ColleryMelissa AgnewRyan HodgeChris PhilippiAmy FormanPhil KingMelinda ButelKim GyngellCarita FarrerChristopher Sommers“… a gripping and deeply moving nightof theatre.”The Australian“... one of those rare theatrical eventsthat leaves us wanting more.”Brisbane NewsA n n u a l R e p o r t21


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonCOPENHAGENby Michael FraynA Sydney Theatre Company ProductionPlayhouse, QPAC6 – 24 July 2004Top-Bottom: Jane Harders, John GadenPhoto: Rochelle RobertsDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerSound DesignerAssociate DirectorStage ManagerTechnical ManagerLighting RealiserCastMargretheBohrHeisenbergMichael BlakemorePeter J DavisonNigel LevingsPaul CharlierKate CherryMalcolm HughesBarry SearlChris TwymanJane HardersJohn GadenRobert Menzies“It’s a fine play, with a production thatdoes it proud.”The Courier-Mail“… a stunning success …”Brisbane News22A n n u a l R e p o r t


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonEATING ICE CREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSEDby David BrownA co-production with HotHouse TheatreCremorne Theatre, QPAC2 – 28 August 2004L-R: Lucas Stibbard, Aaron PedersenPhoto: Rob MaccollDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerComposer/Sound DesignerFight DirectorHotHouse Project Artistic Director/Indigenous ConsultantAssistant DirectorDesign AssistantTouring Lighting RealiserStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerUSQ SM SecondmentUQ Dramaturgy SecondmentJean-Marc RussBruce McKinvenMatt ScottBrett ColleryScott WittWesley EnochLeticia CaceresWill GoodfellowJo CurreyChris PhilippiErin LynchLiz DawsonMartina Lipton“… some of the most satisfying andfunniest theatre to be seen in Brisbanethis year.”The Courier-Mail“… compelling theatre …”The AustralianCastMaccaDougDayneAaron PedersenHayden SpencerLucas StibbardA n n u a l R e p o r t23


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonTHE VENETIAN TWINSBook & lyrics by Nick EnrightMusic & arrangements by Terence ClarkeBased on the play by Carlo GoldoniPresented in association with QPAC andENERGEX Brisbane Festival 2004Playhouse, QPAC6 – 25 September 2004DirectorMusical DirectorDesignerLighting DesignerChoreographerComposer/Sound DesignerFight/Slapstick DirectorMusical ConsultantSound DesignerRepetiteurDesign AssistantStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagersCastBeatriceTonino/ZanettoPancrazioArlecchinoThe JudgeRosinaFlorindoColombinaLelioMusical EnsembleTrombonePercussionFluteClarinet/Piano AccordionPiano/ConductorMichael GowPaul WhiteRobert KempMatt ScottNeridah WatersBrett ColleryScott WittMichael TyackMark BlackerKath McGrathKellie FlynnAllana SheardNick HowardRebecca ReesBridget BoyleMitchell ButelSandro ColarelliMark ConaghanPenny EveringhamCarita FarrerPeter MarshallRebecca MurphyBryan ProbetsGreg AitkenLucas GordonKristine HealyTom RaymondPaul WhiteL-R: Mitchell Butel, Bridget BoylePhoto: Rob Maccoll“… a delicious romp …“The Australian“… it’s sleek, it’s clever, it’s hysterical– it’s an all round winner.”Scene Magazine24A n n u a l R e p o r t


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonGOD IS A DJby Falk Richter, translated by Maja ZadePresented in association with ENERGEX Brisbane Festival 2004Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company20 September – 16 October 2004L-R: Jason Klarwein, Sarah KennedyPhoto: Giulio SagginDirectorDesignerLighting DesignerSound ArtistMultimedia ArtistStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerUSQ SM SecondmentScott WittBruce McKinvenAndrew MeadowsBrett ColleryDavid ThomassonTamara KalocsaiAmy FormanGina Russell“It’s QTC at its best …“The Australian“… a thoroughly entertaining,provocative ride.”RAVECastJournalistSheHeCarol BurnsSarah KennedyJason KlarweinA n n u a l R e p o r t25


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Mainstage Brisbane SeasonFAR AWAYby Caryl ChurchillBille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company8 November – 4 December 2004DirectorDesignerLighting DesignerComposer/Sound DesignerStage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagersUSQ SM SecondmentCastHarperToddJoan26Leticia CáceresTanja BeerJo CurreyPete GoodwinAllana SheardKylie DegenAmy FormanHelen O’RourkeCarol BurnsMarc RichardsEmily TomlinsVolunteersKristina Andersen, Kylie Bartlett, Jennifer Boyne, Kirsty Burow, Luke Cadden,Claire Carlin, Reilly Case, Susan Christie, Nada Cordasic, Jaclyn Cunningham,Ivan Drane, Matthew Filkins, Peter Hollands, Jeff Horn, Racheal Johnson, Robyn Kath,Ildika Koppen, Jennifer Lowrey, Jane MacMahon, Natasha McDonald, Geoff Munck,Kathleen Noud, Chris Oliver, Jeremy Otto, Russell Pegg, Veronica Pronger,Claire Read, Belle Reid, Eleanor Roberts, Stephen Roche, Christopher Salter,Marie-Louise Samundsett, Robert Soltys, Jesse Stapleton, Mark Tsang,Megan West and Jasmine WhineopA n n u a l R e p o r tL-R: Emily Tomlins, Marc RichardsPhoto: Rob Maccoll“Hats off to QTC for a class act.”The Courier-Mail“… a nice, sharp slice of thoughtprovoking drama …“M/C Reviews


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Regional Partnerships ProgramRegional Partnerships ProgramQueensland Theatre Company continued its partnershipswith several key regional organisations in 2004, with anemphasis on artist and audience development initiatives andcreative partnerships with educational institutions.Through strategic alliances, the Regional PartnershipsProgram contributes to the development and sustainabilityof artistic experiences that promote the value of the arts inregional communities.Queensland Theatre Company’s goals for the program in2004 were:➣ Developing audiences➣ Creating great work➣ Building highly skilled artists➣ Building strong relationships throughout QueenslandBundaberg Players Inc – BundabergActors Laurel Collins, Mark Conaghan and James Kable andstage manager Travis Clarke presented a series of workshopsfor high school students in the Wide Bay district. More than50 students and 8 teachers participated in the workshops.The Bundaberg Playhouse was booked out for the finalperformance on Friday 2 July 2004. Queensland TheatreCompany and Bundaberg Players in cooperation with PlaylabInc also delivered EXPRESSIONS 2004, a play developmentproject through which two writers from the Wide Bay district(Category A: 18 years and under; Category B: 19 years andover) received dramaturgical support to develop their playsover a period of three months. The plays were then rehearsedand publicly read by the Bundaberg Players ensemble(Category B) and the Bundaberg Youth Players (Category A)at the Bundaberg Playhouse on Wednesday 30 June 2004.Queensland Theatre Company provided Shane Jones as thedirector for the public readings.Tropic Sun Theatre – TownsvilleMelissa Agnew led a series of voice workshops during aweek-long residency in Townsville. Melissa worked with theTropic Sun ensemble as well as community members as partof their preparation for Tropic Sun’s open-air production ofShakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The productionwas very well received, with a total audience of 1,800.Queensland Theatre Company also provided David Fishelfrom Positive Solutions as consultant for the purpose ofassisting Tropic Sun Theatre with their strategic planningprocess. David facilitated a full-day strategic planningsession with Tropic Sun’s Board members and staff inTownsville.Just Us Theatre Ensemble (JUTE) – CairnsQueensland Theatre Company’s partnership with JUTEin Cairns focused on artist development for writers andprofessional theatre industry development for productionpersonnel. The highly successful Enter Stage Write programcontinued with three artists-in-residence Raymond Mather,Kathryn Kelly and Sue Rider providing dramaturgy to developthe scripts of 11 writers. For the first time in this regionalpartnership, the Company also provided professionaldevelopment for JUTE Stage/Production Manager JonathanDriver with Queensland Theatre Company’s ProductionManager Michael Kaempff. Jonathan was mentored in thearea of production management for two weeks in Februaryduring the double bill - The Real Inspector Hound/BlackComedy.Crossroad Arts – MackayOur partnership with Crossroad Arts focused on a number ofnew youth initiatives in 2004. Queensland Theatre Companyprovided 2004 ensemble actor Rebecca Murphy as artistin-residenceworking on various projects with Steve Mayer-Miller, Artistic Director of Crossroad Arts, for two periods offour weeks each in July and October. The projects Rebeccacontributed to include researching, devising and acting in aone woman show created for primary school children calledGiants, and skills development workshops for high schoolstudents. A teacher/director from Mackay, Emma Dempsey,undertook a mentorship program at Queensland TheatreCompany and the opportunity to shadow Jean-Marc Russ inthe first week of rehearsals for Eating Ice Cream With YourEyes Closed. Scott Witt delivered a two-day workshop onclowning to local performing arts enthusiasts in Mackay.QUE Theatre Inc - University of SouthernQueensland (USQ) & Empire Theatre -ToowoombaWith Toowoomba partners USQ and Empire Theatre,Queensland Theatre Company aimed to further developand ensure the sustainability of the new regional youththeatre company, QUE Theatre Inc. As well as continuing toprovide funds towards the salary of the QUE Administrator,Queensland Theatre Company also provided a one daystrategic planning workshop for the management committeeand partners of QUE Theatre Inc in January 2004, facilitatedby Cathy Hunt from Positive Solutions. Fabienne Templeman,Artistic Development Manager, represented QueenslandTheatre Company on the management committee of QUETheatre Inc. Associate Director Leticia Cáceres workedas artistic collaborator offering guidance and advice toparticipants in the 2004 QUE-Fest program as well asfacilitating an acting skills & playbuilding workshop inToowoomba in May. Angela Betzien facilitated the followingQUE-Fest workshop in June, moving from playbuilding toplaywriting. Chris Pye was artist-in-residence for QUE-Fest inSemester 2 of the program, assisting participants to developtheir self-devised plays to performance in October.A n n u a l R e p o r t27


Major AchievementsCultural Events - Regional Partnerships ProgramCapella State High School - CentralHighlandsQueensland Theatre Company formed a partnership withCapella State High School for the Central Highlands regionin 2004. Building on the previous programs in Clermontand Dysart, a series of intensive drama workshops wereheld with students of Capella SHS and surrounding schoolsin preparation for High on Arts, an evening showcasingthe artistic talents of the local students. Workshops wereconducted over a period of two weeks in and out of schooltime with three artists-in-residence provided by QueenslandTheatre Company, Laurel Collins, Mark Conaghan and LeticiaCáceres, as well as Anita King as stage/tour manager.Western Cape College - WeipaA new regional partnership was formed with Western CapeCollege in the far north of the state in 2004. Three artistsworked on two projects in May and one in November withstudents in Year 2 to Year 10 from the Weipa Campus ofthe College. Fiona Doyle, Leticia Cáceres and Laurel Collinsdelivered workshops in movement, performance skills,confidence, trust and rhythm during May. Mid-way throughrehearsals the artists assisted choreographer, KatherineBellinger and teachers with Weipa’s 2004 CROC Fest Entry.The piece was an eight minute dance/music performancelooking at an Olympic theme with 60 students from Years6 to 10. The artists returned to Weipa in November tofacilitate workshops as part of a project with Year 3 studentsdeveloping a performance piece for their school celebration.The students developed skills in the areas of trust, stagepresence, teamwork, space awareness, performance,confidence and voice.Sunshine Coast Playreadings – Noosa,Caloundra, MalenyQueensland Theatre Company reconnected with the NoosaLong Weekend and Maleny Arts Council and formed a newpartnership with the Caloundra Civic Cultural Centre topresent a reading of Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza, translatedby Christopher Hampton for the Company’s Season TicketHolders on the Sunshine Coast. Life x 3 was directed byAssociate Director Leticia Cáceres and starred Elise Greig,Peter Marshall, Sally McKenzie and Bryan Probets. Readingswere held at Noosa Blue Resort as part of the Noosa LongWeekend, at Maleny Arts Council Community Hall in Malenyand at Caloundra Cultural Centre. Leticia also delivered anacting skills workshop as part of the Noosa Long WeekendEducation Program.Regional Partnerships Program Statistics 2004Region Number of Number of Number of Number of Number of Number ofRegional Brisbane Attendances Workshops Performances AttendancesArtists Artists at Workshops (based on at1 w’shop/day) PerformancesBundaberg 19 4 80 15 2 440Townsville 11 1 10 5 n/a n/aCairns 18 2 16 56 11 116Mackay 1 2 41 11 12 310Toowoomba 5 3 105 12 2 147Central Highlands n/a 3 80 10 1 530Weipa n/a 3 328 30 n/a n/aSunshine Coast n/a 5 5 1 4 535Totals 54 23 665 140 32 207828A n n u a l R e p o r t


Artistic DevelopmentOpportunities for Freelance Theatre PractitionersActor ...................................................................................104Affiliate Writer ........................................................................ 5Assistant Director .................................................................. 2Assistant Stage Manager ...................................................... 11Associate Director .................................................................. 2Choreographer ....................................................................... 2Clown/Ventriloquism/Magic Tutor ..........................................1Composer/Sound Designer ..................................................10Costume Maker .....................................................................12Cultural Consultant .................................................................1Designer ...............................................................................13Design Assistant .................................................................... 4Dialect / Voice Coach ............................................................. 2Director .................................................................................19Dramaturge ............................................................................ 3Fight Director ......................................................................... 3Guest Speaker ...................................................................... 11Guitar Tutor .............................................................................1Hair Stylist ............................................................................. 8Head Electrician ..................................................................... 9Head Mechanist ..................................................................... 9Head Mechanist/Company Carpenter .....................................1House Parent ......................................................................... 6Lighting Coordinator ............................................................. 11Lighting Designer ................................................................... 9Lighting Realiser .................................................................... 2Licenced Electrician ............................................................... 7Make Up Artist ....................................................................... 6Multimedia Artist ....................................................................1Music Arranger .......................................................................1Musical Consultant .................................................................1Musical Director ......................................................................1Musical Ensemble Coordinator ...............................................1Musical Ensemble Member .................................................... 8Production Manager ...............................................................1Production Photographer ......................................................16Props/Furniture Maker .......................................................... 6Radio Mic Technician ..............................................................1Repetiteur ...............................................................................1Scenic Artists ........................................................................10Secondments (other than SM) ............................................. 24Singing Tutor ..........................................................................1Sound Consultant .................................................................. 7Sound Operator ..................................................................... 2Stage Carpenter ....................................................................12Stage Electrician .................................................................. 22Stage Management Secondment ........................................... 7Stage Managers ....................................................................13Stage Mechanist ...................................................................19Technical Coordinator .............................................................1Touring Production Manager ...................................................1Touring Technical Manager .....................................................1Wardrobe Coordinator ........................................................... 3Wardrobe Dresser ................................................................. 7Wardrobe Maintenance .......................................................... 9Wardrobe Mistress ..................................................................1Wig Dresser ........................................................................... 4Wig Maker .............................................................................. 3Workshop Facilitator ............................................................ 73Workshop Manager ................................................................ 0Writer ...................................................................................21TOTAL ................................................................................. 553Total Opportunities for Theatre Practitioners .. 553Total Opportunities for Queenslanders ........... 521A n n u a l R e p o r t 29


Artistic DevelopmentWriting ProgramThe Queensland Premier’s Drama Award– Theatre and Public LifeThe Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre andPublic Life encourages Queensland playwrights to develop abody of work focusing on Queensland life and our collectiveexperiences of living in Queensland. This drama award isunique in that it provides the opportunity for the professionaland creative development of a number of Queensland writersand contains a commitment on behalf of the Companyto stage the work of the writer. This innovative program,conceived by the Premier of Queensland, the Hon. PeterBeattie MP, puts Queensland at the forefront of writingdevelopment for the theatre across the country.In 2003 Queensland Theatre Company called writers tosubmit expressions of interest for The Queensland Premier'sDrama Award - Theatre and Public Life 2004-2005 andreceived a total of 40 entries. The judges Michael Gow,Professor Sharon Bell (Pro Vice Chancellor, Equity andCommunity Partnerships of Griffith University), Ms FionaMcKersie (Department of Premier and Cabinet) and MrIan Brown (Executive Director of Playlab Inc.) selected thefollowing three plays for development in 2004:Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset byStephen CarletonConstance Drinkwater resides in the settlement of Somerset,on the far northern tip of Cape York, in the late 1890s.Somerset’s glorious future is suddenly looking precarious:Constance’s husband has been killed on a political missionto Brisbane; five of her seven children have died of fever;the maid, the cook and the governess have disappeared.Constance is left to hold the irrepressible forces of nature atbay as the ghosts of empire encircle and stalk the doomedsettlement.Welcome to Dreamland by Philip ChappellDreamland is a small, forgotten, coastal town where nothingmuch has happened in the past 25 years. Then, Cell arrivesand, taken by her vision for the town, the Mayor decidesto turn things around and develop Dreamland into a havenfor the rich and famous. Questions are asked and secretsare spilled. Is this the beginning of the end for the Mayor orDreamland?Mano Nera by Adam GrossettiWhen an Italian migrant’s dream of a better life in Australiaturns foul, he relies on the extortion methods of hispredecessors as a sure fire way of making money. ManoNera (the term commonly associated with extortion gangsoperating in Italy and America in the early 1900s) thrivedin the cane growing community of Ingham in Far NorthQueensland in the 1930s.30A n n u a l R e p o r tThese three plays were given dramaturgical supportby dramaturg Peter Matheson and Queensland TheatreCompany’s Artistic Director Michael Gow, and received publicreadings as part of The Works in June 2004.Deliberation meetings took place on 24 and 25 June 2004and on 2 July 2004 the Premier announced the winningscript, Mano Nera, by Adam Grossetti. Mano Nera will beproduced by the Queensland Theatre Company as part of its2005 Season.The Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre andPublic Life 2006-07 was launched by Premier Beattieon 29 September 2004 at the Premier’s Literary Awardspresentation ceremony.The WorksFor the fifth year running, Queensland Theatre Companypresented The Works, a week long festival of professionalplay readings. The week began with readings of the threefinalists of The Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatreand Public Life 2004-05. Following great success in 2003,The Works again included an international component withan exciting line up of plays provided by the Royal ExchangeTheatre Company (Manchester, UK), The Playwrights’Center (Minneapolis, USA) and Theatre Network (Edmonton,Canada) as part of Queensland Theatre Company’sinternational script exchange program. This program allowsfor a new Queensland script to travel to these three countriesand be read at each of the companies. The exchangeprogram gives a local writer the opportunity to connect withan international network and allows Queensland TheatreCompany to promote local talent on a global scale. The newQueensland script was also read as part of The Works. Inaddition, there was a reading of the 2004 winning scriptof Queensland Theatre Company’s popular George LandenDann Award for playwrights aged 19-25 years.The selected Queensland work for the internationalexchange was:The King of Car Tapes by Simon BrookA man with no memory sets out to absolve himself from theguilt of his past. Travelling across the fringes of society heplucks three strangers off the side of the road to help himfind peace before the darkness and forgetting takes himcompletely.The winning script of the George Landen Dann Award in 2004was:I Witness by Aedan WhyattDrunkenly forlorn across a deserted park bench in thelate hours of the night, a former UN Force commanderdesperately seeks to make sense of his past. His oncelogical and lucid mind has drifted into the nightmarish worldwhere there are no distinguishing factors between past andpresent. As he recollects a daunting account of genocide,moral questions of courage and responsibility tear at hisconscience.


Artistic DevelopmentWriting ProgramThe selected overseas plays were:Port by Simon Stephens (UK)Port is the story of Rachel Keats growing up in a town shedoesn’t like. Her family life is torn to tatters and she is leftto bring up her younger brother who is increasingly drawnto the excitement out on the streets. When her new partnerstarts to abuse her, she has to come to a decision whethershe wants to make her own way in the world.Kingship de Facto by Adam Burgess (Canada)Kingship de Facto explores personalities, ideologies andpower relationships colliding in a war of words.Hazard County by Allison Moore (US)Ruth’s financial salvation seems to lie in a trust fund createdafter her husband’s murder. But a Southern heritageorganisation conspires to keep Ruth from accessing themoney, or so Ruth lets everyone think.The WorksBille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre CompanyThursday 24 June PortFriday 25 June Hazard CountySaturday 26 June Kingship de Facto (matinee performance)I Witness andThe King of Car Tapes (evening performance)Directors:Actors:Leticia CáceresJean-Marc RussScott WittKerith AtkinsonCarol BurnsSandro ColarelliMarcel DorneyBarbara LowingRon KellyPeter KnapmanDaniel MurphyRebecca MurphyLucas StibbardThe best thing about The Works is that it gives you accessto a real, living, breathing theatre company. Though theexperience of writing plays might not always fit a deadline,working with everyone at Queensland Theatre Company gaveme the chance to hear my work, gave me the crucial feedbackfor re-writing, and made me some great industry contacts.Ultimately though, it is the osmosis of being around theCompany that held the greatest value. To write for the theatreone should definitely be in the theatre.Simon BrookThe Premier’s Drama Award was a wonderful opportunity forme not only to develop a theatrical idea into a fully realisedscript, but to develop a relationship with the Companyand with the professional theatre community in Brisbanemore broadly. I really felt as though I moved along a sharplearning curve with this writing experience. The prospectof critical public exposure (in the form of the readings atthe culmination of the commissioning process) created apositive sense of urgency to engage with the dramaturgicalprocess offered by Peter Mathieson, Ursula Dauth, MichaelGow and the actors - to really strive to listen and get this‘right’ - in order to come up with an intelligent and wellcraftedpiece of writing within the allotted time frame. I wasforced to crystallise my ideas and articulate a structure for‘Constance’ from the piece’s inception, rather than at theend of the first draft, as had previously been my habit. I’velearned some good habits - some positive dramaturgicalprinciples as a result of the Premier’s Award that I know Iwill apply to all of my writing in the future. I was supportedand made to feel welcome and ‘invested in’ by all at theCompany, and feel more firmly integrated in the Queenslandtheatre community as a result.Stephen CarletonAs a young and emerging playwright, the opportunity towork with professional artists in The Works was excitingand extremely productive. The development provided inThe Works has proven invaluable as my play, I Witness, iscurrently being commissioned as a full-length play.Aedan WhyattStage Manager:Assistant Stage Manager:Allana SheardErin LynchA n n u a l R e p o r t 31


Artistic DevelopmentEmerging Artists ProgramCommissionsIn 2004, the following writers were commissioned to developnew work:Stephen Carleton for Constance Drinkwater and the FinalDays of Somerset as part of The Queensland Premier'sDrama Award - Theatre and Public Life (public reading).Philip Chappell for Welcome to Dreamland as part of TheQueensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life(public reading).Adam Grossetti for Mano Nera as part of The QueenslandPremier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life (publicreading).Simon Brook for The King of Car Tapes as part of The Works2004 program.Affiliate WritersThe Affiliate Writers for 2004 were Stephen Carleton, PhilipChapell, Adam Grossetti, Simon Brook and Aedan Whyatt.These writers received dramaturgical assistance from artisticstaff at Queensland Theatre Company throughout the yearand were given the opportunity to foster their relationshipwith the Company. In addition, they were offered access tothe Company’s script archive/library and were invited to allQueensland Theatre Company events. Affiliate Writers areoffered a total immersion in the workings of a professionaltheatre company and enabled the Company to further fostera group of talented writers.Unsolicited ScriptsThe Company received 33 unsolicited scripts throughout theyear. All plays received feedback and some of the positivelyassessed scripts were guided through several drafts. TheArtistic development department coordinated the scriptassessment process together with the Company’s strategicpartner Playlab Inc.Ensemble ActorsRebecca Murphy and Lucas Stibbard were the Company’s2004 Ensemble Actors, commencing employment withQueensland Theatre Company on 5 January 2004 for 41and 38 weeks respectively. Rebecca and Lucas workedon a diverse range of projects during their year with theCompany. Activities included three mainstage productionseach, contributing to the Company’s Regional and Youth &Education programs, The Works and an individually tailoredprofessional development training program.Associate DirectorsLeticia Cáceres was Associate Director at QueenslandTheatre Company in 2004. Leticia directed Far Away byCaryl Churchill in the mainstage season as well as theSunshine Coast playreading of Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza andThe Works with Jean-Marc Russ and Scott Witt. Leticia wasProject Manager of the Capella regional partnership andshe participated in the Regional Partnerships Program asa Workshop Facilitator in Capella, Weipa and Toowoomba.Leticia also contributed to many activities of the Youth &Education Program and assisted the Artistic DevelopmentCoordinator with the assessment of unsolicited scripts.Jean-Marc Russ was Associate Director at QueenslandTheatre Company in 2004. Jean-Marc directed EatingIce Cream With Your Eyes Closed by David Brown in themainstage program. He also directed for The Works withLeticia Cáceres and Scott Witt, and assisted with thedevelopment of the winning Queensland Premier’s DramaAward script, Mano Nera by Adam Grossetti, directingin-house workshops and readings. Jean-Marc contributedto various regional programs and the Youth & EducationProgram, including his direction of the Young PlaywrightsAwards.AuditionsThe Company meets new and emerging actors througha two-step general audition process. Actors apply for anintroductory audition by submitting an up to date headshotand curriculum vitae with covering letter. Some actors areinvited to an advanced audition after their work has beenseen by artistic development staff at either the introductoryaudition or through other productions they have performedin throughout the year.PartnershipsQueensland Theatre Company has developed strategicpartnerships with Playlab and Metro Arts to undertake jointinitiatives for the development of new work in Queensland.32A n n u a l R e p o r t


Audience DevelopmentStatisticsSelf Entrepreneured Number of Performances Total Attendance 2004 Targets 2005Mainstage Brisbane SeasonThe Real Inspector Hound/Black Comedy 36 10,420 *The Underpants 20 9,317 *The Cherry Orchard 44 8,555 *Proof 35 9,045 *Copenhagen 19 8,419 *Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed 29 7,759 *The Venetian Twins 21 11,165 *God is a DJ 28 5,084 *Far Away 28 4,857Total Brisbane Season 260 74,621 79,343Queensland Regional TouringSHOW 85 8,782 10,000Youth & EducationSHOW 85 8,782 10,000Head Space (and other forums) 19 501 -Theatre Residency Weeks 72 121 120Young Playwrights’ Awards 3 188 40Public Briefings and Industry Events 21 5,381 5,381Special Events (including Youth) 87 4,954 12,620Regional Partnerships ProgramLocations Visited 91 11,236 12,830Other Audience Information Total 2004 Target 2005Season Ticket Holders 5,146 5,150Artistic Vibrancy Statistics Number of Target 2005Productions 2004Profile of Works (Mainstage Season)New WorksQueensland Writer - 1Australian Writer 1 1Overseas Writer - -Existing WorksQueensland Writer - -Australian Writer 1 -Overseas Writer 8 7Profile of ProductionsNew Production 6 7Buy in Production 2 2Co-Production 1 -A n n u a l R e p o r t 33


Audience DevelopmentSeason Ticket Holder Events and Audience Development InitiativesThe Company provided a number of events and specialservices for our audience aimed at building support for thecompany and the art form. In 2004 these included:➣ Easy two-part payment plan for Season tickets➣ Preferential booking period➣ Complimentary programs➣ Complimentary play readings➣ Complimentary play briefings➣ Complimentary quarterly newsletter➣ Lost ticket vouchers➣ Ticket exchange up to 24 hours prior to performance➣ Special discounted ticket prices for misses performances➣ Special discounted ticket prices for Season TicketHolder’s guests➣ Exclusive voucher book full of offers to the finest arts,leisure and dining experiences in Brisbane➣ Ticketsave card offering discounts to other Brisbaneperforming arts events.➣ Free entry to company events including: Season Launch,Young Playwrights Awards.Company NewsletterIn 2004, four issues of the Company’s newsletter weredistributed to Season Ticket Holders, Company Advocates,Board Members, QTC500 Members, sponsors, regionalpartners, school and group bookers.Play BriefingsSeason Ticket Holders were invited to nine play briefingsduring the year, held at the Company’s home venue, BilleBrown Studio. These events were a chance for our audienceto hear the director, cast and other members of the creativeteam discuss the process of creating the production helpingcontextualise the experience for the audience. Each eventconcluded with a question and answer session between theaudience and the artists.Night with the ArtistsIn 2004, a Night with the Artists was held for each of thenine mainstage productions. The cast and/or creatives fromthe show made themselves available on stage after theperformance for discussion and questions from the audienceabout the production.PlayreadingsIn 2004, Season Ticket Holders were given complimentarytickets to a number of rehearsed play readings whichincluded The Works, which in 2004 included the short-listedscripts for The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award - Theatreand Public Life and the Young Playwrights’ Award.24 & UnderThe Company continues its focus on giving young peopleaccess to live theatre and to developing this importantaudience. In 2004, the Company continued its special ticketprice for anyone 24 & Under of $17 per ticket, available for allperformances except for The Venetian Twins which was $20.Youth ticket sales increased by 70% from 2003.34A n n u a l R e p o r tAudience ResearchIn 2004, Queensland Theatre Company provided detailedaudience data to Arts Queensland, along with other Brisbanearts organisations, for a market research report intoaudience trends in the performing arts in Brisbane between1996 and 2002.Arts Queensland’s research initiative was informed by arecommendation stated in the Major Performing Arts InquiryReport (1999).Ticket Prices and Special ConcessionsThe company is committed to providing affordable andaccessible theatre. To make this possible a range, of Singleand Season Ticket prices were offered, and attempts made tokeep price increases to a minimum.In 2004, Season Tickets ranged in price from:Adult: $175 to $290Concession: $140 to $255Special Student Offer: $12510 Pass Saver: $350Single ticket prices ranged from:Adult: $36 to $64Concession: $30 to $4824 & Under: $17 to $20The Company provided a range of discounts and specialconcessions to encourage theatre going and engenderaudience development.Members of the following organisations benefited fromthese: Artworkers Alliance Members, Australian ProductionDesigners’ Association, Australian Drama StudiesAssociation, Australian Screen Directors’ AssociationLtd, Australian National Playwrights’ Centre, AustralianWriters’ Guild, CAA employees, Entertainment Book, GoodReading Club, Health Care Card, Helpmann Awards, Media,Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Merlo Coffee, NationalSeniors Association, Playlab and Seniors Card.Additional discounts were provided to all Companyemployees including staff, 2004 cast members, creativeartists and production staff, sponsor company employees,QPAC staff, group bookers, school groups, students,audience members aged 24 & Under and Ticketsave CardHolders.


Audience DevelopmentCompany Website - www.qldtheatreco.com.auVisitors to Queensland Theatre Company’s website continueto grow in 2004 with 87,290 session numbers recorded, anincrease of 58% from 2003.Along with the Annual Report, the Company’s websiteremains a comprehensive source of information on all theCompany’s activities.StatisticsUsage by Sessions tracks the number of different userswho visit the website. A Session is defined as one or moretransactions between the web server and a specific IPaddress. Sessions can be human users as well as automatedusers such as search engine robots.Total Sessions: 87,290Average Sessions per Month: 7,274Average Page Views per Session: 4.45Average Time per Session: 172.9 secondsUsage by Hits reports the number of individual requests forresources such as web pages and files made on the web site.They track the raw number of requests made on the webserver. A hit is defined as any request by a web browser fordata such as a web page, bitmap, CGI, file or header request.Total Hits: 1,658,236Average Hits per Month: 138,1862005 Season Package Booking FormFor the third year, Queensland Theatre Company includedan online Season Package Booking Form on the web site.Encouraging online bookings assisted in streamlining theoperations in the Company’s Sales & Ticketing area.1,414 (27%) 2004 Season packages were purchased online.An incentive of $10 off each package was offered to allpatrons who booked their 2004 Season package via theinternet.Online E-Mail ListA total of 110 people signed up via the website to QueenslandTheatre Company’s E-Mail list in 2004. Updates on Companyactivities and special offers were distributed to these peoplethroughout the year.Ed OnlineSee Youth & Education section for information on thiscomponent of the 2004 site.Privacy & Security Statement/Terms and ConditionsPrivacy information has been included on the site, as perlegal requirements.Design & ManagementIn consultation with the Marketing Manager, the 2004website was created by Liquid Animation in line with the 2004brochure design. The Company’s Publicity & CommunicationsCoordinator maintained online content.A n n u a l R e p o r t 35


Corporate DevelopmentSponsors and Partners 2004Company Sponsor Category Production/DescriptionBDO Kendalls Program Sponsor The Queensland Premier's Drama Award -Theatre and Public LifeCITEC IT & Communications Partner Contra IT servicesCopenhagenDeacons Production Sponsor The UnderpantsErgon Energy Production Sponsor The Cherry OrchardGriffith University Program Sponsor The Queensland Premier’s Drama AwardJohn Holland Production Sponsor The Real Inspector Hound/Black ComedyOrigin Energy Youth & Education Ed Online, Schools Performance Awards,Program PartnerYoung Playwright’s AwardsOrlando Wyndham Season Sponsor Provision of beverage product at key events.Sun Microsystems Season Sponsor N/ABrisbane Marriott Hotel Season Sponsor Provision of hospitality servicesMerlo Season Supporter Provision of coffee and catering servicesArtists and Models Season Supporter Provision of salon servicesCastlemaine Perkins Season Supporter Provision of beverage product at key eventsNous Season Supporter Provision of graphic design servicesPalace Centro Cinema Season Sponsor Provision of screen advertisingEwan Gardam Fabrics Season Supporter Provision of discounted fabricsPhoebe Stephens Florist Season Supporter Provision of floral arrangementsABC Radio Season Supporter PromotionPPS Hairwear Season Supporter Provision of hair care productsRaleigh Paper Season Supporter Provision of paper productCommonwealth Bank Season Sponsor N/AAAPT Brisbane Lions Promotional Partner Joint promotional activitiesSubway Program supporter Provision of prizes for theSchools Performance Awards2004 was a positive year for sponsorship with growth inexisting relationships and development of strategies toincrease new revenue streams through entrepreneurialactivities. A number of 2003 sponsors increased their dollarvalue contribution to the Company in 2004. Ergon Energybecame a production sponsor for the first time in 2004 aftera number of years as a Season sponsor.This year, the Company also developed strategies fornew revenue streams through entrepreneurial activities.In 2004 the Company commenced a relationship withTechnology Commercialisation Group, an Adelaide basedcompany that provides support for the commercialisationof technology and innovation. The Company has a view topackaging the skills of our theatre practitioners to developcommercial training products for the corporate sector. TheCommonwealth Bank participated in the first pilot program,training a number of its Queensland based institutionalbankers in presentation and vocal skills in 2004.The Company continues building on the success of itscorporate entertaining program. A number of Queenslandbusinesses tried Queensland Theatre Company productionsfor the first time as purchases of corporate entertainingpackages."We have had accolades roll in all morning our guests weretotally thrilled … and from a business perspective we havealready picked up extra business from it … I strongly believethat more businesses ought to look at this as an alternativeway to entertain guests and staff … We will definitely bookagain."Thoughtware Australia, Corporate Entertaining Client, ProofQueensland Theatre Company hosted a number of seniorCorporate and Government networking functions at thetheatre as well as a range of other special events.36A n n u a l R e p o r t


Corporate DevelopmentCorporate Events and HighlightsBuilding and Construction – Government and CorporateNetworking EventCo-hosted by The John Holland Group and attended by Chair,Mrs Janet Holmes-a-Court.Energy – Government and Corporate Networking EventCo-hosted by Origin Energy and attended by the Hon. JohnMickel MP, Minister for Energy, Member for Logan and MrGrant King, Managing Director, Origin Energy.Education – Government and Corporate Networking EventCo-hosted by Haydon Coles Head of Corporate BankingCommonwealth Bank, Queensland and attended by theHon. Anna Bligh MP, Minister for Education and the Arts andMember for South Brisbane.Recreation and Sport – Government and CorporateNetworking EventCo-hosted by Michael Bowers CEO AAPT Brisbane Lions andattended by the Hon. Liddy Clark MP, Minister for Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander Policy and Member for Clayfield.Science and Technology – Government and CorporateNetworking EventCo-hosted by CITEC.The Venetian Twins, corporate luncheon attended bysponsors, staff, cast and crew held at the Brisbane MarriottHotel.The Company also hosted pre-show functions for sponsoredproductions. These are an excellent networking opportunityfor corporate partners and an opportunity to invite potentialsponsors.DonationsHelping the Queensland Theatre Company realise its dreams,this Patrons Program was launched in March 2001.The following participants gave a tax deductible donation of$500 or more to the 2004 program:Libby Anstis & Neil Hampton, Dr M Cannon & Dr J McCarthy,Bernard Curran, Win Davson M.B.E, Glyn Davis, Kate Foy,Barton and Brigitte Green, Barbara Houlihan, Sue Hunt,Ian Mathieson & Vicki Bennett, Simon & Elizabeth Porter,Dr S Phipps, Ann Roberts, Geoffrey Rush,Bruce & Sue Shepherd, Dr Marie Siganto,Three Plus Pty Ltd, Greg & Sally Vickery.Other donations included:($50 - $499)K Allen, Pauline Beames, Robin Bennett, Claire Booth,Joyce Bostock, Gavin Boyd, J & S Burke, Marilyn Burke,Lisa Burns, R & L Burns, Lindi Chapman, Shelly Charlston,R & JL Cleland, Garry Collins, Janet Collins, Brian Cordiner,John Crocker, David Cross, Karla Dean, J & C Doidge,Kerryanne Farrer, R Finney, Sue Fuller, Geoffrey Gargett,J Gentle, Brendan Glanville, Lorraine Glynn, Manon Griffiths,S Hancock, David Hardridge, P Harms, Jean Harris,Prue Hendry, S Hill, T Hollingsworth, B Humphries,G & J Huxham, M Jamison, C Jansen, C Kealy, Tempe Keune,D Keys, H & N Lovell, Michael Lund, M Macgroarty,Lorraine Maher, S Matulich, D & L Mayo-Waddell, S McAllister,Mary McCarthy, Robert & Dana McCown, M McPherson,Anthony Mellick, M Mello, Graham & Mathilde Morgan,E Mowry, M Neven, J Nicklin, N & G Nielsen, W Paterson,Michael & Terri Pinnock, Liam Proberts, M Russ,Bruce Schmidt, C Schull, P & M Smith, G Snell,Jennifer Somerville, Kathryn Sorensen, L Staines, L Stanley,Cecily Stevenson, N Tattersall, M & L Theodos, D V Thiel,D Van Hees, Ron Walker, Jane Wassell, Nicola Wassell,G Wegner, F Westerman, J Westerman, Carole Wild,Robert & Margaret Williams.Thanks also to Season Ticket Holders and friends whocontributed other donations throughout the year.A n n u a l R e p o r t 37


Youth & Education ProgramProductionsMotormouth by Hugh WatsonCremorne Theatre, QPAC7 – 11 June 2004A co-production between QTC, KITE theatre and QPACfor QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival of Early Childhood.Director:Designer:Assistant Designer:Lighting Designer:Dramaturg:Cast:Artists:Music Director:Steven GrationJonathon OxladeTanja BeerMatt ScottPeter MathesonJosh CapelinLynne KentTim MulloolyPeter StewartStage Manager:Travis ClarkeAssistant Stage Manager: Garry Alcorn(SM Secondment QUT)Number of attendances: 696Number of locations: 1Show by David MegarrityPrimary Schools TourProduced by Queensland Theatre CompanyPresented by Queensland Arts Council5 – 11 September 2004Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House9 October – 26 NovemberVarious primary schools across QueenslandLocations included: Finch Hatton, Eungella, Mt Isa, JuliaCreek, Bowen, Charters Towers, Richmond, Cloncurry,Hughenden, Carmila, Scottville, Collinsville, Sarina,Swayneville, Koumala, Eimeo and several schools in Mackay.Writer/Director:Designer:Choreographer:Tour Manager/Driver:Birthday Girl:Cool Girl:David MegarrrityJonathon OxladeNeridah WatersTravis ClarkeLiz SkitchKellie LazarusEyes of Isabella by Phillip DeanCreative Development10 – 14 May 2004Director:Associate Director:Writer:Composer:Cast:Jean-Marc RussLeticia CáceresPhillip DeanStephen LeekIain GardinerAnnie LeeMarc RichardsEmily TomlinsNeridah WatersYoung Artist Development ProgramsWork Experience17 placements were offered to Year 11 and 12 studentsthroughout the year. Students came from a combination ofprivate and state schools with both students accessing areasof the company such as rehearsals, education, wardrobe,stage management, ticketing and corporate development.They all attended at least one Queensland Theatre Companyproduction and developed a reflection journal on their timewith the company.SecondmentsThe secondment program at Queensland Theatre Companyassists in the development of skills and knowledge inthe areas of marketing, publicity, stage management,dramaturgy, research and project coordination. It is aimedat third or fourth year tertiary students looking at a careerin the arts industry. In 2004, the Company hosted 15secondments from the University of Queensland, QueenslandUniversity of Technology, University of Southern Queenslandand Griffith University.Design AssistantsIn 2004, the Company piloted a program for emergingdesigners. Four young emerging lighting and set designers,Will Goodfellow, Leon Krasenstein, Kellie Flynn and RyanHodge, worked with professional production designersdeveloping key skills and observing Queensland TheatreCompany’s production design process.Number of attendances: 8,782Number of locations: 77Number of performances: 8538A n n u a l R e p o r t


Youth & Education ProgramTheatre Residency Week (TRW) Project teamTRW project team is a new initiative for QueenslandTheatre Company. Six Year 12 students that had attendedTRW in previous years were selected to give input into theplanning of 2004 Theatre Residency Week and learn projectcoordination skills. The team met for three months to workon ideas for both junior and senior weeks. Some of the tasksundertaken were the selection of core groups, workshopsand performances, program schedules and timelines, traveland accommodation, logistics and on the ground operations.Some skills learnt were: scheduling, basic budgeting,artist liaison, Occupational Health and Safety, team work,leadership and negotiation.The TRW project team:Tom Grace, CoorparooJess McLintock, BiloelaRikki Eller, SouthportKelly Browne, Bli BliBen Stewart, WarwickLouise Simpson, Bundaberg (Alan Edwards Scholarshiprecipient 2003)Education Reference GroupThe Education Reference Group provides feedback andadvice on youth arts and education issues and trendsfor Queensland Theatre Company’s Youth & Educationprogram. In 2004 this group consisted of members fromearly childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary educationsectors, youth arts practitioners and artists.Ed OnlineEd Online is a free internet based service that QueenslandTheatre Company offers to all Queensland schools. Theprogram consists of tailor-made workshops with artists in anonline format (Chat Rooms or Billboards) developed to suitthe needs of Queensland students and teachers. The mainaim of this program is to develop stronger relationships withQueensland students and teachers in both metropolitan andregional areas.School Groups7,784 students attended the mainstage productions in 2004.Queensland Theatre Company offers several resources toaccompany a mainstage production:Head SpaceHead Space is designed to complement young people’sunderstanding of the mainstage performances by givingstudents access to the ‘head space’ of the artists who createour productions. Head spaces were conducted for The CherryOrchard, Proof, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed andThe Venetian Twins. These sessions were conducted beforethe Wednesday matinees at 11am.Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes are guided tours of the stage andbackstage area of the current production giving students aninsight into design and stage management process. If thetour is held at Bille Brown Studio, students also have theopportunity to visit workshop, wardrobe and administration.Teacher BriefingsHeld prior to and post performance on every production,these briefings were facilitated by Queensland TheatreCompany’s Education Liaison Officer. Teachers exchangedideas on the production and how it related to their workprograms.Education Resource Packs and ArtistInsightsIn 2004, every teacher that attended a mainstage productionreceived an Education Resource Pack designed to provideinformation and offer ideas for classroom connections tothe production. These packs were also offered as a freedownload from the Queensland Theatre Company website.Every student that attended a production or a Youth &Education event received an Artist Insights booklet. Thisbooklet includes information on career pathways in the arts,interviews with young professional theatre practitioners anda Company event calendar for young people.In 2004 the major Ed Online projects were held with:Theatre Residency Week Project TeamQUE Theatre Inc.Central Highlands District partnershipWide Bay Network partnershipSt Peter Claver CollegeBrisbane Boys CollegeCentral Highlands ProjectEducation Reference GroupA n n u a l R e p o r t 39


Youth & Education ProgramSchool Performance AwardsThe School Performance Awards aims to celebrate the arts inQueensland schools through recognising students, teachersand schools achievements in Years 4 to 7. This program wasdesigned to support and acknowledge those schools thatpursue extra curricular activities in a school environment.Throughout the year schools submitted their performanceproduction/s to the program and received written feedback,and gain advice and support directly from QueenslandTheatre Company artists.The School Performance Awards Evening was held on Friday30 July 2004 at Bille Brown Studio, Queensland TheatreCompany.Awarded schools were:MacGregor State SchoolOrigin Energy Community AwardHigh Achievement in PerformanceMacGregor State High SchoolOutstanding Achievement in PerformanceCentenary State High SchoolOutstanding Achievement in PerformanceOutstanding Achievement in DesignHigh Achievement in Technical ProductionEncouragement Award in MarketingA.B. Paterson CollegeHigh Achievement in PerformancePine Rivers State High SchoolOutstanding Achievement in PerformanceToowoomba Grammar SchoolHigh Achievement in PerformanceHigh Achievement in Devised WorkA special commendation was awarded to Michael O’Halloranfrom A.B. Paterson College for his outstanding artwork anddesign for the marketing materials of South Pacific.Number of Attendees: 280Workshop SeriesThe workshop series was introduced as a pilot program in2004 to provide the drama enthusiast with an opportunity togain intermediate knowledge in a specific area.Workshop 1:Approaches to Direction with Michael Gow17 May 2004Workshop 2:Design ‘tricks of the trade’ with Robert Kemp24 May 2004Workshop 3:Fisty Cuffs - stage combat with Scott Wit7 June 2004Workshop 4:Lighting Design with Matt Scott28 June 2004Workshop 5:Arts Management with Linda Page, Toni Postans,Melissa Western and Julie Woodward5 July 2004Workshop 6:Stage and Production Management with Danielle Kellie andJason Organ12 July 2004Artists in SchoolsFive Queensland schools were selected for free residencies inQueensland Theatre Company’s Artists in Schools Program.2004 was a pilot year for this program and the calibre ofschool applications was very high. The schools selectedexhibited original ideas and challenging concepts for theirstudents to work with an artist over a 10 day period.Sunshine Beach State High SchoolArtist: Liz SkitchComedyfestLiz worked on shaping comedy routines for the school’sannual Comedyfest. She worked with Year 9 studentsthrough their curriculum drama studies in comedy,workshopping scenes, stand up material and slapstick,confidence exercises. The project involved 60 students.Caloundra State High SchoolArtist: Nick BackstromSmall PoppiesAs part of the school’s Performance Excellence Program,Nick worked with students in Years 10-12 in workshoppingthe text developing skills in acting, voice, movement,characterisation, direction and production. The aim of theproject was to challenge the skills and learning environmentfor extra-curricular drama students in forming a production.The project involved 20 students.40A n n u a l R e p o r t


Youth & Education ProgramPEP – Performance Excellence Program - JuniorsArtist: Louise BrehmerComplicatedLouise Brehmer was the artist in residence for Caloundra’spaid project - Complicated. This involved 60 students in Years6-9. She directed the students in a series of scenes centeredon friendship.Aspley State High SchoolArtist: Laurel CollinsMaking Text Come AliveYear 9 and 12 students worked with Laurel in devising textwork for local primary schools. The project included a seriesof classroom activities and practical workshops that offeredteachers professional development and experience forstudents in presenting a script by youth for a youth audience.The project involved 84 students.Beenleigh State High SchoolArtist: Dion AndertonLiving in Beenleigh TownThe project incorporated multimedia and communityinvolvement into a performance. Dion worked with thestudents to devise text and images to be used in thescreening of a documentary style montage. The key focusof the project was to discuss and explore what it is likefor young people living in Beenleigh with positive imagesdepicting the need for more resources and the reflectivebehaviours of a growing population. The project involved 37students.Capalaba State High SchoolArtist: James HarrisonA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe project involved a James working with teachers andstudents in creating a lighting design that was an integralpart of the school production. James undertook workshopswith both teachers and students in safety, design, rigging,focussing and plotting. The project involved 60 students.This project has built a rapport with students and hasbrought a greater appreciation of drama within the schooland wider community.Ildiko KeoghTeacher, Sunshine Beach State High SchoolHaving the artist in school helped the students strive forexcellence.Kristy HainTeacher, Caloundra State High SchoolIt was great to have this opportunity and (it) has injected somuch energy into my classroom.Suzanne CampbellTeacher, Beenleigh State High SchoolWritingGeorge Landen Dann AwardIn 2004, Aedan Whyatt won the George Landen Dann awardfor playwrights 19 – 25 years old with his play I witness. Hisprizes included an all expenses paid trip to the NationalYoung Writers Festival in September 2004, a 2005 Seasonticket, a $200 book voucher from Book Nook, $500 cash anda framed certificate.Young Playwrights Awards (YPA)In its 13th year, YPA is designed for playwrights 13 - 18 yearsold. The awards have a strong regional focus and manyentries are by students who live in regional areas. In 2004there were 43 entries with the award presentation and publicreadings held at Queensland Theatre Company’s Bille BrownStudio to an audience of 152 people.Winner Category 13 - 15Name:Kasimir ZierlFrom:Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic IslandTitle of Play: The SparkWinner Category 13 - 15Special CommendationName:Joseph EnglandFrom:KelsoTitle of Play: A Queen, A Queenie and theAnachronistic AssortedWinner 16 - 18 CategoryName:Miranda BertramFrom:KeperraTitle of Play: The Miss BellsDate: 27 September 2004Director:Cast:Stage Manager:Jean Marc RussKerith AtkinsonJaydn BoweKellie LazarusDanny MurphyLucas StibbardJodie RocheI love the fact that when you come into the rehearsal roomwith the actors and director they each bring their owninterpretations and ideas to the characters and bring them tolife with so much ‘newness’ and energy. After the script hasonly existed in your head and on paper, you need the actorsand directors to rekindle the work’.Maxine Mellor (three time Young Playwrights Awards winner)A n n u a l R e p o r t 41


Youth & Education ProgramTheatre Residency Week (TRW)Held at Lourdes Hill College, Theatre Residency Week is alive-in drama skills week for young Queenslanders between14 and 17 years old. The 2004 residency included both juniorand senior weeks and incorporated core groups, workshops,a night program and works in progress evening. Eveningprogram activities included Company productions God is a DJand The Venetian Twins, Real TV’s Children of the Black Skirtand CIRCA’s The Space Between.Junior Theatre Residency Week19 September to 25 SeptemberAttendance: 45Core Tutors:Angela BetzienHelen CassidyShane JonesJodie Le VesconteHayden SpencerWorkshop Leaders:Leticia CáceresLaurel CollinsFiona DoyleKellie LazarusLiz SkitchLucas StibbardI loved it. I made some great friends, great contacts and amlooking forward to pushing into the industry myself in yearsahead.Jamie TimonyStudent, Robina State High SchoolThey had a great range and fantastic tutors. They reallyhelped to allow me to relax from all the boundaries Ihad previously built around my theatre capacity. A beautexperience! Wish I went to school here!Alice Mc DowellStudent, Brisbane State High SchoolI had a fantastic time. Thanks for this great opportunity.Rarely does anybody have an opportunity like this andhonestly this is the best thing I’ve ever done.Jedda TreloarStudent, Pimlico SchoolThe whole week has been an incredible experience and I’velearnt heaps about the arts and myself and I’m really gladI came. I learnt heaps that I can take away and use to myadvantage at school and later on in life.Petrea LivermoreStudent, Ferny Grove State High SchoolSenior Theatre Residency Week26 September to 2 OctoberAttendance: 76Core Tutors:Devised Work with Hayden SpencerPhysical Theatre with Shane JonesDramatic Storytelling and Performance with Angela Betzienand Jodie Le VesconteApproaches to Shakespeare with Helen CassidyActing for Comedy with Liz Skitch.Workshop Leaders:Approaches to Character with Lucas Stibbard and KellieLazarusGuerilla Theatre with Leticia CáceresMovement with Fiona Doyle and Laurel CollinsA Chorus of Greek Voices with Sally McKenzieCabaret with Carita Farrer and John Rodgers42A n n u a l R e p o r t


Industry DevelopmentStaff Skill DevelopmentCompany members play an active role in the wider artscommunity with many staff members engaged at a nationaland local level on a number of boards, committees andorganisations.The Company assisted staff members to augment their skillsby attending conferences, training programs and seminars,and by facilitating secondments to other organisations.With the assistance of the Queensland Department ofEmployment, Training and Industrial Relations and theCommonwealth Incentives Funding Scheme, QueenslandTheatre Company provided three traineeships in artsadministration, one in wardrobe and developed a workshopapprentice position.During 2004, staff professional development supported byQueensland Theatre Company included the following:➣ Computer training of various staff in Microsoft Word,Access, Excel, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, Project and emailprograms➣ Fact finding and networking tours of interstate theatrecompanies➣ Several staff attended Australian Institute ofManagement seminars and short courses➣ ADMA E-Marketing certificate➣ Intensive development workshop for managers➣ Intensive team building workshop for all staffInternational TravelArtistic Director Michael Gow travelled to Germany duringMay 2004, for professional development, and the UnitedKingdom in November 2004, where he conducted a workshopon his new play 17. Both trips provided the followingbenefits:➣ Increased exposure for the Company➣ Key meetings with United Kingdom industry figures➣ Attendance at key theatrical performances for thepurpose of developing industry knowledgeCommunity OutreachThe Company continued its service to the communitywith a variety of activities, including advice and contractinformation, in particular to schools, charity groups andother theatre companies.The props hiring and set building facilities continued togive practical support to other professional performing artscompanies as well as operating on a commercial basis.Bille Brown Studio is important as a place where thecommunity can own its state theatre company. The Companyoccasionally offers Bille Brown Studio as a venue forcommunity events. In 2004, the Bille Brown Studio wasutilised for industry events, community programs andauditions. In addition, the Company made its other rehearsaland meeting spaces available to community oganisations.The Company actively supported Queensland studentsseeking work experience with placements in variousdepartments being in high demand.Queensland Theatre Company’s community service isintegral to its policy of providing access and operating asa resource for professional theatre practice. In 2004, theCompany developed memorandums of understanding todocument shared arrangements with Metro Arts, Playlab andGriffith University.ArchivesThe Company’s archival collection is an important part ofQueensland’s performing arts heritage which provides aunique resource for internal and external use. The collectionis comprised primarily of photographic records of the workof Queensland Theatre Company over the past 35 years andis stored at the Queensland Performing Arts Museum. Thecomplete set of programs and posters provides an excellenthistorical documentation of the Company and its activities.Over the past three years, the Company has established itsadministrative, marketing, financial and production archivesin a systematic and accessible system.As is detailed separately in this report, Queensland TheatreCompany’s website, in its seventh year of operation, hasgreatly increased the Company’s reach to regional andremote audiences. The Ed Online project, which utilizes theweb site has provide new opportunities to connect withregional schools.A n n u a l R e p o r t 43


Forward Planning2005 Goals and StrategiesThe Goals as articulated in the Company’s strategic plan andat the beginning of this report remain as written throughout2005. As part of this strategic plan, Queensland TheatreCompany plans to achieve the following in 2005:➣ Stage nine plays in its Brisbane season, with one writtenby a Queensland resident➣ Employ 2 emerging actors as an ensemble for a period ofat least 40 weeks➣ Employ an Associate Director➣ Undertake four traineeships through the Breaking theUnemployment Cycle; three in administration and one inwardrobe➣ Undertake one four-year apprentice in the Workshop➣ Continue a program for emerging creative personnel, withdesign and director’s assistant opportunities➣ Continue the Regional Partnerships Program,undertaking partnerships in Toowoomba, Townsville,Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, South East Queensland,Sunshine Coast, Weipa and Rockhampton➣ Implement new initiatives in the Youth & EducationProgram including workshops and a partnership programfor Ed Online through MPAB➣ Continue involvement by young people in the planningphases of Theatre Residency Week➣ Manage and develop The Queensland Premier's DramaAward - Theatre and Public Life➣ Tour an Australian work for secondary schools, Europepresented by Queensland Arts Council➣ Continue The Works playreading festivalThe FutureThe Company has identified the following as key issues inthe future:➣ Arts industry development in Queensland➣ The need to develop younger audiences➣ The need to develop a clear and identifiable brand forQueensland Theatre Company44A n n u a l R e p o r t


Consultancy ExpenditureLegal and Consultancy Costs 2004Name Type Details Amount PaidDeacons Legal Contracts review $10,000*Fieldworx Consultancy Strategic Planning $2,000Positive Solutions Consultancy Board Strategic Planning $1,200Positive Solutions Consultancy Regional Partnership, Townsville $2,000Positive Solutions Consultancy Regional Partnership, Toowoomba $1,000* included in this amount, $10,000 was provided free of charge as part of a contra sponsorship arrangement,A n n u a l R e p o r t 45


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We are proud to acknowledge oursponsors for 2004Producing Partner for The Venetian TwinsProducing Partner for The Venetian Twinsand God is a DJProducing Partner forEating Ice-cream With Your Eyes ClosedInformation and Communications Technology partnerMajor SponsorProduction Sponsor for CopenhagenMajor SponsorEducation Program PartnerProduction Sponsor for The Real Inspector Hound /Black ComedyProduction Sponsor for The UnderpantsProduction Sponsor for The Cherry Orchard64A n n u a l R e p o r t


Assisted by the Commonwealth Government through theAustralia Council, its arts funding and advisory body2004 Season SponsorsThe Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life SupportersA n n u a l R e p o r t 65


78 Montague RoadSouth BrisbanePO Box 3310 South Brisbane BCQueensland 4101Telephone: 07 3010 7600Facsimile: 07 3010 7699Email: mail@qldtheatreco.com.auWebsite: www.qldtheatreco.com.auCover photographs (Top - Bottom): Carol Burns, Lucy Taylor,Bryan Probets and Andrew Buchanan, Christopher Sommers and Melinda Butel,Robert Menzies, Hayden Spencer, Mitchell Butel, Sarah Kennedy and JasonKlarwein, Marc Richards and Emily Tomlins

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