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It’s complicated! – Taming of the Shrew

It’s complicated! – Taming of the Shrew

June 2, 2021

There is nothing easy about performing Shakespeare. Throw in COVIDSafe auditions, directorial requests to learn flamenco and a 400 year old script that walks the line of gender politics, and you’ve got an experience for our Taming of the Shrew actors that was nothing less than complicated! Today Lee Lewis is joined by Taming of the Shrew cast members Ellen, Leon and Patrick to discuss how they’ve not only faced these challenges but embraced them.

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How to renew the Shrew – Taming of the Shrew

How to renew the Shrew – Taming of the Shrew

May 7, 2021

Audiences adore a classic play, and the king of the classics is undoubtedly Shakespeare. His plays continue to be performed around the world, for over 400 years. So, in 2021, why does Taming of the Shrew still matter? What can this work say to audiences of our era? And how does a director make it more entertaining than ever? Lee Lewis sits down with Damien Ryan on the Quality Time podcast to find out.

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Future proofing theatres – Daniel Madison

Future proofing theatres – Daniel Madison

April 21, 2021

New theatres are an exciting rarity and must be carefully designed to meet the needs of both artists and audiences alike. Comfy theatre seats are an absolute must-have. A loading bay that’s actually big enough for sets is also vital. In this episode of Quality Time, Lee Lewis catches up with our Technical Manager Daniel Madison to discuss his role in future proofing the Bille Brown Theatre during its construction in 2018. Enjoy!

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Magic of maintenance – Nathalie Ryner

Magic of maintenance – Nathalie Ryner

April 5, 2021

Would your favourite shirt hold up after being worn for rigorous exercise, splashed with blood, ripped off and washed every day for a month? In this episode of the Quality Time podcast Lee Lewis is joined by our Costume Supervisor Nathalie Ryner to discuss the magic of maintenance.

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Intimacy in the spotlight – Triple X

Intimacy in the spotlight – Triple X

April 1, 2021

The latest episode of our Quality Time podcast features a fascinating chat with Nigel Poulton, the Intimacy and Fight Director for Triple X.

The support of someone with Nigel’s expertise is crucial for actors like Glace Chase and Josh McConville to be able to trust in the process and perform at their best while navigating vulnerable scenes. Tune in to find out more about how Nigel guides them.

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Joy through generations – Our Town

Joy through generations – Our Town

February 25, 2021

The cast of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town featured adored veterans of the theatre alongside dazzling newcomers making their mainstage debuts.

In this episode, hear from Roxanne McDonald, Luca Klarwein and Mia Foley about their experiences bringing this timeless work to the stage.

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Graduating onto the mainstage – Our Town

Graduating onto the mainstage – Our Town

February 11, 2021

Imagine you’ve managed to secure a place in a highly competitive degree. It’s an intense three years, but after graduating you manage to land a role with the third largest Australian company in your industry. It’s amazing. This is what you’ve been working for. But how does a fresh face navigate a roomful of talent you’ve admired for years?

In this episode, Artistic Director Lee Lewis catches up with two recent QUT acting graduates (Lucy Heathcote and Egan Sun-Bin) who started 2021 in this exact position.

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Married at first sight – Our Town

Married at first sight – Our Town

January 28, 2021

It’s the first day of your new job. Your boss welcomes you into the room and introduces your teammate, who you learn will also be your husband for the next two months. Weird, right? But that can often be the reality for actors when they take on a new role. On the latest episode of our Quality Time podcast, Lee Lewis chats with Colin Smith and Libby Munro, who play Mr and Mrs Gibbs in Our Town.

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Unselling a season – Rory Killen

Unselling a season – Rory Killen

October 8, 2020

This week on the podcast our Artistic Director Lee Lewis sat down with our Database Trainer and Supervisor Rory Killen. In his role, Rory maintains the systems that help us connect with our audience — so that through time, we can better understand and accommodate your needs. In fact, it was Rory who helped rebuild our ticketing system after our theatre closed in March to assist everyone with the cancellation, donation, credit and refund of your tickets. It’s the geekier side of a theatre company but, just like the rigging of a set, an essential element of putting on a show.

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Australian aesthetic – Renée Mulder

Australian aesthetic – Renée Mulder

September 25, 2020

This week on the podcast Lee Lewis is joined by an old friend, the accomplished designer Renée Mulder. Renée has worked in the industry for 12 years and has designed over 40 mainstage productions nationwide including Triple XBoy Swallows Universe and our recently announced upcoming season of Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley.

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