We believe the success of any theatre company is determined by a deep and genuine connection to its audience and the respect and value it places on its artists.
Since 2010, TheatreiNQ has enjoyed a significant proven track record of success by maintaining its unerring connection to our community and commitment to our artists. This has been achieved not only through our central philosophy of high quality theatre created for and by our region, but also due to a unique formula which effectively challenges modern views on how a theatre company works. Arguably, TheatreiNQ could therefore be viewed as an artistic leader; demonstrating a model for the creation and delivery of outstanding art in (and for) a regional community.
TheatreiNQ has a simple but effective creative philosophy which combines professional, emerging and community values and talent into a vibrant melting-pot of shared creative experience.
What is it?
Ensemble theatre occurs when, rather than auditioning freelancers on a project-by-project basis, a group of theatre artists work together over many years to create theatre. These artists can include performers, artistic directors, technicians, stage management and key administrative staff. Many of our ensemble have been with the company since the very beginning - over 10 years. The practice is common-place for dance companies and orchestras.
Theatre companies that make use of the ensemble model make the best use of rehearsal time. Long-term relationships are nurtured enriching the experience for all concerned. THEATREiNQ utilises the Ensemble methodology to develop and train local talent to professional levels as well as allowing the company to cultivate its own signature style. Each production includes a unique blend of professional actors, local ensemble members and actors in training with The Bridge Project.
Our audience also feels the benefit of a richer theatre experience – not only in the opportunity to see better theatre through developing a higher quality of work, but through a sense of 'ownership' of the ensemble and an evolving relationship with its members. This long-term connection also allows for more sustained provision of community engagement and education work as well as generating employment opportunities within the arts for our region.
How it works
The TheatreiNQ Ensemble is made up of the following divisions :
The Executive Committee
TheatreiNQ operates as a independent professional theatre company, with 2 Full-Time and 2 Part-Time permanent staff. The Ensemble are engaged as profit-share or under short-term contracts if the project has secured funding. Guest Professionals are paid under short-term contracts.
The Core Company are involved in each and every TheatreiNQ production. They are the life-blood of the company and these are the people who have carved our signature style in performance, in business and in company practice.
The Core Ensemble is made up of Actors, Directors, Designers, Administrators, Costume Creators, Props Creators & Technicians. There isn't a TheatreiNQ Show without these guys involved. Year in, year out - they generously offer their talents and passion to the Company and as a team have created over 40 shows together.
Bachelor of Theatre Artistic Director Company Professional Actor The Bridge Project Mentor/Co-ordinator The Culture Club Mentor
Associate Diploma of Performing Arts Company Professional Actor Associate Artistic Director Set Designer/Creator The Bridge Project Mentor
Bachelor of Arts Company Manager Marketing/Design Executive Committee
Bachelor of Arts (Drama) Ensemble Actor ThiNQ Ed Co-Ordinator The Bridge Project Mentor Grants Officer
Production Manager Executive Committee
Bachelor of Arts Ensemble Actor Secretary - Executive Committee
Bachelor of New Media Arts (Contemporary Theatre Major) Ensemble Actor Marketing Assistant LiNQ Team
Ensemble Actor Production Assistant LiNQ Team
Bachelor of Education Ensemble Actor Culture Club Co-Ordinator ThiNQ Ed Teaching Artist LiNQ Team
Ensemble Actor LiNQ Team
The Ensemble are a team of theatre makers based in Townsville that have been working together for many years. All members of the ensemble take on extra responsibilities on each production they work on, supporting the team, sharing their knowledge and adding to the rich tapestry of the Company.
Builder / Head of Logistics
Bachelor of Theatre Actor / Musician
Bachelor of Theatre Actor / Playwright
Front of House
Actor Vice President - Executive Committee
Bachelor of Arts (Acting) Actor President - Executive Committee
Bachelor of Creative Arts Actor / Musician
Front of House
Bachelor of Theatre Actor / Fight Choreographer / Teaching Artist
Bachelor of Theatre (Honours) Actor / Film Director
Bachelor of Arts (Acting) Actor / Playwright
Bachelor of Theatre Actor Executive Committee Member
Bachelor of Theatre Actor
Since it's inception, TheatreiNQ has regularly invited professional artists from metropolitan areas to work with the Company. These invited Guest Professionals are a vital component of the make-up of our Company and have included actors, directors, technicians and other specialists. Guest Professionals have included Syd Brisbane, Jamie Schmidt, Ebony Buckle, Hugh Sexton, John du Feu, Mia Landgren, Michael Futcher, Queenie van de Zandt, Anna McCrossin Owen, Mike Bishop, Robert Shook, Madeleine Dyer, Daniel Mulvihill and Jan Russ to mention a few.
With the growing success of The Bridge Project, the returning professionals now include graduates of our training programme, who are invited back to perform with the company as professionals. This has developed into a pool of regionally born, metropolitan based Artistic Associates who continue to maintain their connection with the Company. The creation of the Artistic Associate Ensemble allows the company to remain industry current, continues to develop and grow the skills of our Ensemble while also looking forward to future leadership of the Company.
Measure for Measure (2023)
Bloody Mary (2023)