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 which enriches 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, actors in training with The Bridge Project and invited guest actors from the wider community.
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
The Bridge Project
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 and Guest Professionals are paid under short-term contracts.
The Core Ensemble 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.
The Acting Ensemble are a team of experienced actors based in Townsville that have been working together for many years. All members of the company take on extra responsibilities on each production they appear in, supporting the team, sharing their knowledge and adding to the rich tapestry of the Company.
Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Winchester Blood will have Blood : Warwick
Bachelor of Creative Arts SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Daisy
Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : TweedleDee The White Rose & the Red : Salisbury Blood will have Blood : Earl Rivers
Bachelor of Theatre (Honours) SEASON 2021 Blood will have Blood : Duke of York
SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Liddell Alice
Bachelor of Arts (Acting) SEASON 2021 Blood will have Blood : George Duke of Clarence
Bachelor of Theatre Executive Committee Member SEASON 2021 Blood will have Blood : King Edward IV
Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Yolande of Aragon
Bachelor of Arts (Acting) President - Executive Committee SEASON 2021 Blood will have Blood : Queen Elizabeth
Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Joan Beaufort
The Culture Club SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red: Earl of Warwick Blood will have Blood : Marquis of Dorset