THE ENSEMBLE

 

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.

The Benefits

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 

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

Core Company

Acting Ensemble
The Bridge Project

Guest Professionals

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.

Core Ensemble

 

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.

Terri Brabon

Terri Brabon

Bachelor of Theatre Artistic Director Director/Adapter The Bridge Project Mentor/Co-ordinator Company Professional Actor SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red: Anne Mortimer Blood & Roses : Queen Margaret

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Associate Diploma of Performing Arts Associate Artistic Director Set Designer/Creator The Bridge Project Mentor Company Professional Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Humpty Dumpty The White Rose & the Red : Duke Humphrey Blood & Roses : Richard III

Anne-Marie Smith

Anne-Marie Smith

Bachelor of Arts Company Manager Marketing/Design Executive Committee

Arminelle Fleming

Arminelle Fleming

Bachelor of Arts (Drama) ThiNQ Ed Co-Ordinator The Bridge Project Mentor Grants Officer Ensemble Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : The Red Queen

Kathleen Brabon

Kathleen Brabon

Costume Mistress

Chris Nobile

Chris Nobile

Executive Committee Stage Manager

Kellie Esling

Kellie Esling

Bachelor of Arts Secretary - Executive Committee Front of House Ensemble Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : The White Queen

Susie Brabon

Susie Brabon

Props Specialist

Tina Porta

Tina Porta

Front of House

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

Front of House

Robbie Esling

Robbie Esling

Head of Logistics

Chrissy Maguire

Chrissy Maguire

Company Photographer

Yoshie Kenny

Yoshie Kenny

Production Team

Emma Lamberton

Emma Lamberton

Production Assistant Bridge Project Alumni Ensemble Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Lorina / March Hare

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson

Production Assistant Bridge Project Alumni Ensemble Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : TweedleDum The White Rose & the Red: Duke of York

Paris Walsh

Paris Walsh

Production Assistant Bridge Project Alumni Ensemble Actor SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Alice Liddell

Acting  Ensemble

 

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.  

John Goodson

John Goodson

Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Winchester

Rita Neale

Rita Neale

Bachelor of Creative Arts SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Daisy

Ron Pulman

Ron Pulman

Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : TweedleDee The White Rose & the Red : Salisbury

John Robertson

John Robertson

Bachelor of Theatre (Honours)

Hollie Sams

Hollie Sams

SEASON 2021 Through the Looking Glass : Liddell Alice

Michael Sams

Michael Sams

Bachelor of Arts (Acting)

Robert Street

Robert Street

Bachelor of Theatre Executive Committee Member

Anna Vella-Sams

Anna Vella-Sams

Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Yolande of Aragon

Sally McCutcheon

Sally McCutcheon

Bachelor of Arts (Acting) President - Executive Committee SEASON 2021 Blood & Roses : Queen Elizabeth

Shannon Jensen

Shannon Jensen

Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Joan Beaufort

 

Guest Professionals 2021

TheatreiNQ regularly invites 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.  Over the years, Guest Professionals have included Syd Brisbane, 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.  In recent years, the Guest Professionals have included many graduates of our Bridge Project training programme, who are invited back to perform with the company upon graduating from training at NIDA, WAAPA, Actors Centre, VCA and QUT.   The inclusion of Guest Professionals allows the company to remain Industry Current as well as continuing to develop and grow the skills and talents of our Ensemble.

Lachlan Stevenson

Lachlan Stevenson

Bachelor of Fine Arts (WAPPA) SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Somerset

Rachel Nutchey

Rachel Nutchey

Bachelor of Fine Arts (QUT) SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Queen Margaret

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Bachelor of Theatre SEASON 2021 The White Rose & the Red : Joan Beaufort