Winner of Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020-21 Announced

From over 220 entries for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020–21 and three finalists announced earlier this year, Brisbane writer Steve Pirie has been announced the winner with Return to the Dirt, a powerful and gently humorous meditation on what it means to die in the 21st century and what a final act of love... Continue Reading →

What’s On: ‘The Turquoise Elephant’ Play Club (Queensland Theatre)

Play Club: The Turquoise Elephant by Stephen Carleton Tuesday 23 June, 7.30pm Via Zoom webinar Tickets: Free, bookings required Queensland Theatre’s Play Club continues with the live reading of The Turquoise Elephant by Stephen Carleton (Bastard Territory) over Zoom webinar, a “shockingly black, black, black political farce" that is "urgent, contemporary and perilously close to being... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Emerald City (Queensland Theatre)

Emerald City 8 - 29 February, 2020 Playhouse Theatre, QPAC Auslan Interpreted Mon 17 Feb, 6:30pm | Audio Described Sat 29 Feb, 2pm Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company’s co-production of David Williamson’s Emerald City, directed by outgoing Artistic Director Sam Strong, will open Queensland Theatre’s 50th season in 2020, which also marks Williamson’s 50th... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Antigone (Queensland Theatre)

Antigone 26 October - 16 November 2019 Bille Brown Theatre Queensland Theatre’s 2019 season finale is a compelling adaptation of Antigone by Merlynn Tong after Sophocles - a Greek tragedy about a young female citizen standing up for her values in the face of fierce criticism, speaking her truth to power. In the aftermath of... Continue Reading →

Queensland Theatre announces new Artistic Director

Queensland Theatre have announced that well-known cultural leader and director Lee Lewis, current Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Theatre Company will succeed Sam Strong as the company’s Artistic Director, beginning in January 2020. Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the next Artistic Director will share the richness of vision that Sam... Continue Reading →

Queensland Theatre Season 2020

Queensland Theatre has launched its 2020 Season – the company’s 50th season, , and its final under Artistic Director Sam Strong. As the company celebrates 50 seasons of stories, it is especially proud of the success of the immediate past. Under the Artistic Direction of Sam Strong and the executive leadership of Amanda Jolly, Queensland... Continue Reading →

Review: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

A co-production between Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company in association with Dead Puppet Society, Storm Boy brings Colin Thiele’s classic Australian coming-of-age novel to the stage in a poignant and awe-inspiring production that will thrill audiences young and old. Directed by Sam Strong and adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, Queensland Theatre’s Storm... Continue Reading →

Entries open for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020-2021

Entries are now open for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2020-2021. The program assists writers and performance makers develop their first drafts or pitch documents, into a world premiere professional production, with the winner programmed into Queensland Theatre’s 2021 Season. Now in its 17th year, this prestigious national award continues a legacy of successful partnership between... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

Storm Boy  July 29 – August 17, 2019 Playhouse, QPAC A Melbourne Theatre Company co-production in association with Dead Puppet Society Auslan Interpreted Mon 5 Aug 2019, 6.30pm Audio Described Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7.30pm + Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2pm Relaxed Performance Sat 10 Aug 2019, 2pm Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet... Continue Reading →

What’s On: City of Gold

City of Gold June 29 – July 20, 2019 Bille Brown Theatre A Griffin Theatre Company co-production All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn’t how he imagined his first big television gig – as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will... Continue Reading →

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