TheatreiNQ is justly proud of our Training Division, The Bridge Project, which aims to steer regional talent towards a career in the professional industry.

Devised by Terri Brabon and Brendan O'Connor, The Bridge Project is a unique place-and-train model developed by theatre professionals for the development of young, emerging performing artists. The training package incorporates structured learning, immersion training, one-on-one mentoring and informal learning opportunities.

What makes The Bridge Project unique is the variety of opportunities TheatreiNQ offers and the personal attention every 'Bridgee' receives. Members of the program are set up to succeed and are supported every step of the way by industry professionals.

Former Bridge Project members are always considered part of the TheatreiNQ family and continue to be mentored through the next phases of their training and/or careers, whilst offering mentorship to the next generation of Bridge Project Actors.

The Bridge Project Handbook here

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Training Staff
Director / Founder
Programme Co-Ordinator
Careers Mentor
Scene Studies / Stage Craft
Expand Your World / Life as an Actor
  Production Secondments
  Understudy Secondments
Careers Mentor
Production Secondments
The Physical Actor / Voice Training for Actors
Actions for Actors / Audition Monologues
  Production Secondments
First Year - Bridge Intensive
Stage Management Secondments
Grant Application Workshop Facillitator
First Year - Show Reel Director
Anne-Marie Smith
Financial Co-Ordinator
Managing The Media Mentor
John Robertson
Showreel Producer/Editor
Headshot Photographer
Front Of House Secondments

Current Members of The Bridge Project
Company Apprentice:
Elyse Phelan
Sessions Series:
Byron Howells Jacob McCarthy Harlee Timms
Faduma Ali Emma Benson Rita Neale
Foundation Year:
Victoria Fowler Megan Heferen Gemma Shield
Laura Pastega   Jano Garcia
Heath Roberts Xara Holmes
Guest Mentors (Vary From Year To Year)
Acting To Camera (2013)
Mainstage/Viewpoints/Career Q&A (2013 & 2014)
Mainstage/Physical Training/Singing Workshop (2013-2014)
Career Q&A (2012)
Finding Your Process (2012)
Mainstage Director / Sessions Masterclass / Career Q&A (2016)
Career Q&A (2016)
Mainstage/Career Q&A (2015)
Phil Lambert
Mainstage / Sessions Masterclass (2017)
Cath Loveday
Circus Skills (2018)
Anna McCrossin-Owen
Accent Masterclass (2018)
Mainstage / Sessions Masterclass (2017)
Mainstage/Acting To Camera/Career Q&A (2015)
Finding Your Process (2012)
Career Q&A (2016)
Mainstage / Sessions Masterclass / Career Q&A (2016)
Mainstage / Sessions Masterclass / Career Q&A (2016)
Andre Reynaud
The History of the Theatre (2016)
Career Q&A (2015)
Acting To Camera (2012)
Career Q&A (2018)
Jamie Schmidt
Technical Lighting Workshop (2016)
Mainstage (2013)
Stage Combat (2014)
Audition Workshop (2012 & 2015)

Past Members of The Bridge Project

Christian Agapiou (2015-2016)
Jackson Arthy (2016)
Ross Bourne (2016)
Meg Bowden (2013-2015)
Spencer Cliff (2013)
Tamika Crane (2015)
Michael Doris (2014)
Emily Edwards (2013-2014)
Finn Forde (2016)
Michael Gleeson (2014-2017)
Lachlan Greenland (2015)
Joseph Hallows (2012)
Madeleine Hillam (TECH - 2015)
Cameron Hooper (2012)
Samantha Kennedy (2015)
Emma Lamberton (2013-2016)
Emma Montafia (2014)
Jake Muhling (2018)
Sarah Murr (2012)
Finn Newsway (2018)
Chris Nobile (TECH 2014-2015)
Jayden Popik (2012-2013)
Shai Regan (2014-2017)
Thomas Roach (TECH 2014-2015)
Brittany Santariga (2012-2013)
Liliana Starck (2016)
Lachlan Stevenson (2014-2016)
Samara Sutton-Baker (2014)
Alexander Thomas (2017)
James Thomasson (2012-2015)
Anna Wallace (2013 -2014)
Paris Walsh (2015-2018)
Rachel Webb (2017)
Alumni Achievements
Meg Bowden Matilda Award Winner – Best New Talent (2018)
QLD Shakespeare Ens. 2017 (Brisbane)
Emily Edwards Australian Shakespeare Co. – Education Team (2019)
NIDA Graduate (2015-2017)
Finn Forde WAAPA – Bachelor of Performance (current)
Michael Gleeson Much Ado – Graduate Players ASC (Melb & Prague)
Lachlan Greenland QLD Conservatorium of Music (2016-2018)
Madeline Hillam VCA – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) (current)
Cameron Hooper Consultant Mullinars Casting (Melbourne)
WAAPA Graduate (2014 - 2016)
Badaidilaga Maftuh-Flynn Moby Dick – Sport for Jove Sydney (2018)
Actors Centre Sydney Graduate (2015-2017)
Sarah Murr Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh)
Candide (Opera Qld)
QLD Conservatorium of Music Graduate (2013-2015)
Finn Newsway QUT - Film/Screen (Current)
Rachel Nutchey QUT - Acting (Current)
James Raggatt Playwright - Youth & Destination: KXT (2018)
Manifesto Theatre – Co - Artistic Director (2018 - )
Assistant Director – STCSA / Belvoir Street (2017)
NIDA Graduate (2013 - 2015)
Joseph Raggatt Manifesto Theatre – Co - Artistic Director (2018 - )
NIDA Graduate (2014 - 2016)
Shai Regan Melb. Shakespeare Company - Stage Management
Thomas Roach Australian Shakespeare Co (2017)
Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne)
Dancenorth - Venue Tech Manager / Lighting Design
Brittany Santariga Fighting Season – Foxtel (2018)
Home and Away (2017 – 2018)
WAAPA Graduate (2016)
WAAPA – Chris Edmond Scholarship recipient (2016)
Liliana Starck American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York) (2016-2018)
Lachlan Stevenson WAAPA – Bachelor of Acting (current)
Samara Sutton-Baker RMIT (2019 Photography)
QUT Brisbane Graduate (2015-2017)
James Thomasson WAAPA – Bachelor of Acting (2016-2018)
Paris Walsh Much Ado - Graduate Players ASC (Melb & Prague)

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