WHAT’S ON IN 2018?
Your postcode should not dictate your access to education in the arts. Whether you’re metropolitan, regional or remote – we are here for you. In 2018 we are offering five in-school productions, a myriad of tailor-made workshops and artist in-residency programs for schools in Queensland and northern New South Wales.
In Term 1 Mashed Theatre are hitting the road up to North Queensland, visiting Rockhampton, Mackay, and surrounding regions. Term 1 will also see us teaming up with Stormborn Productions and Mackay City Council to mount an exciting, site-specific, and inaugural Shakespeare on the Lagoon “Wild Imaginings”, a show combining verbatim and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directly following, Mashed Theatre and Headspace partner up in a creative development of a production that tackles mental health in modern society – written by our own Nicole Reilly. The trappings of modernity prey on the weak and reward the strong – leading us to deny our trials and tribulations and treat them as trivial and transient. This has developed an unhealthy STIGMA in regards to how we perceive mental health in Australia.
Term 2 will see us touring in-school throughout the metropolitan areas. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Toowoomba. We will be offering support in the form of teacher’s resources, training opportunities, in-school productions, residencies, and
professional development for English and Drama teachers alike. Term 2 will also see us operating after-school performing arts workshops for primary school students.
In Term 3 Mashed Theatre will be hitting the road for our biggest tour yet. Mashed Theatre will be spending the majority of Term 3 in Far North Queensland and West/Central Queensland. We will be visiting Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach, Barcaldine, and more. We will be taking all five shows on the road along with our singlets and our cowboy hats as we take on our TROPICAL and OUTBACK tour.
Term 4 will see Mashed Theatre finishing up the year skirting the border of New South Wales, and dipping our toes into our neighbour’s yard as we engage schools across the northern New South Wales area.
Finally, Mashed Theatre will finish up the year back in Brisbane in preparation for some exciting news following. Throughout the year we will be hosting a number of workshops open to actors and aspiring artists – ranging from our highly praised Bio-Mechanics workshop, to Shakespeare and Realism workshops. On top of that – we will be hosting subsidised professional development for regional teachers across Queensland.