Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading professional full mask theatre company, taking our funny and fearless brand of wordless theatre across the length and breadth of the country and beyond since 2006. Resident theatre company at Worcester Arts Workshop, Vamos is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with trustees who have collective legal, financial and artistic responsibilities for the charity. Vamos tours a full scale mask theatre production throughout the UK annually, as well as performing at national and international festivals and events. We share our skills in schools, with NHS staff, in care homes, with teachers, actors, carers, social workers, the Deaf community, business leaders and more. Our full mask characters entertain at festivals and celebrations, bringing fun and cheek to events nationwide, and our Young People’s Theatre learn the skills that will take them, and full mask theatre, into the future.
Trestle is a mask and physical theatre company, with a highly regarded arts education programme. As a charity, our mission is to engage children, young people and adults in creative activity, which aims to enhance the cultural quality of their experiences.Trestle has been making innovative and inspirational physical theatre and participation projects since 1981. All of our work is influenced by full and half mask; however, over the past decade, collaborations with artists from India, Spain, Eastern Europe and Africa, along with our partners in the UK, have inspired the evolution of the work we create.
Trestle is one of the leading providers of school workshops, teacher training and participation programmes in the country. We run mask, half mask, physical theatre and bespoke workshops, projects and residencies nationally and internationally.Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is home to Trestle Theatre Company, from here we support the development and performance of new, high quality, professional productions. There are weekly classes, community events and meetings, as well as spaces for performance research and development.
Strangeface’s influences are diverse and growing. They include the mask cultures of Japan and Italy, the plays of Shakespeare and Brecht, the animation of Jan Svankmajer, Jirí Barta, Tim Burton and Nick Park, and contemporary companies such as Trestle, Faulty Optic, and Complicite. Our practice is also influenced by research into the application of Chaos Theory to semiotics and cognitive theory.
S4A is one of Hong Kong’s leading performing arts education organisations. It is a registered charity founded in 2003 with the purpose of building fluency and confidence in English through drama performing Shakespearean plays. It is recognised throughout Hong Kong for its spectacular annual Shakespeare Gala event, supported by founding sponsor SWIRE Properties and has provided drama experiences to thousands of students from aided, direct subsidy, government and private schools in the region. It is our mission to inspire young people to aspire to excellence; offering a learning environment that is creative, original and structured (Inspire); with a demanding but imaginative framework that involves new thinking and disciplines (Aspire); which in turn draws out the potential in students to be the best they can be (Excellence).
Drama Queensland is a non-profit professional association supporting drama educators.
Drama Tasmania is a state wide professional association for Drama Educators and practitioners. Drama Tasmania is affiliated with Drama Australia, the national association for Drama in education.
Drama Tasmania aims to foster, support and encourage the use of Drama and dramatic techniques as educational methods and as learning areas across all levels of education. Drama Tasmania endeavours to provide collegial support and professional learning opportunities for arts educators, particularly focussing on those working in the field of Drama. The Association aims to provide an avenue for Drama educators to share ideas and resources through electronic or printed publications. The association provides a voice at a national level at forums and meetings with Drama Australia; including but not limited to the Drama Australia AGM.
Drama New Zealand is the national body that represents and advocates on behalf of drama teachers, academics, applied theatre workers and theatre in education practitioners at national and international forums and in education policy-making.
Commedia Unmasked is a website that informs, collates, information of the teaching Commedia del’Arte.
MEAA has a long and proud history of improving the working lives of creative professionals and the industries in which they work.
Created in 1992 through the merging of the long-established unions covering actors, journalists and entertainment industry employees, MEAA is an amalgamation of: Actors Equity (AE, founded 1939), the Australian Journalists Association (AJA, founded 1910) and the Australian Theatrical & Amusement Employees Association (ATAEA, founded 1915).
Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a biennial state-wide celebration of musical excellence.
Grin and Tonic has been serving the State of Queensland in Australia for over forty years. At the helm of Queensland theatre, the company delivered the inaugural production of the Queensland Theatre Company in 1969, Peter Shaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun. With a strong Youth and Education arm, the Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe is well respected for its high standard of work in the education system throughout Australia and Asia. Our company boasts such luminaries as Geoffrey Rush, David Gulpilil, Jack Thompson, Deb Mailman, Bille Brown, Roxanne Macdonald, Ian Stenlake, Veronica Neave, Eugene Gilfedder, Russell Dykstra, Jane Harders, Leo Wockner, Don Batchelor, Jennifer Flowers, Sean Mee, Caroline Kennison, James Stewart, John Batchelor, Andrew Buchannan, Hayden Spencer, Carita Farrer, Donald Hall, Elizabeth Navratil, Sir James Killen and Cicely Berry to name a few.
BACKBONE now sits as the only metropolitan based multi-arts organisation with the specific mandate of working with young people in Queensland. With a 29-year legacy, BACKBONE is both a service and artistic company.
BACKBONE’s program consists of a multifaceted web of activities including; festivals, events, performance works and workshops. We inspire children and young adults to develop confidence and personal power, to find their voice and sense of purpose, and to develop robust, versatile artistic practices. BACKBONE is distinguished by its youth-centred philosophy, honed over many years, valuing the work and amplifying the voices of young people. Our work is driven by authenticity, insight, creative risk and artistic excellence, informed by integrity, inclusivity and individuality.
Wilde Applause proudly specialises in the creation and delivery of unique, interdisciplinary performing arts and entertainment to both the cultural and corporate sectors.
Indel-ABILITY Arts Inc. is a new NFP theatre company working towards sustainable employment for artists with disabilities.
The Wakakirri Story-Dance Association Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation (since 2004) that uses storytelling, the oldest form of learning, as it’s focus for providing innovative educational programs to schools in a manner that resonates with contemporary youth culture. Dr Tom Calma is the Festival Patron (pictured below)
Festitalia is Queensland’s official Italian festival in Brisbane under the auspices of the Italian Consulate for Queensland and the Northern Territory and the Embassy of Italy and celebrates the richness of the Italian culture in its entirety, from the spirit and passion of its people to the romance of its language, its inimitable fashion, the radiance of its arts to the luscious wines and regional dishes acclaimed the world over.
The White Bear Foundation focuses on working with children and young adults to build up their self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience in the years leading to secondary school.
The foundation provides programs, workshops and presentations tailored to suit children, families, parents and schools. These workshops are held in a fun and safe environment which provides young people with the self-management tools to deal with the ups and downs of the high school years and beyond.
Fools In Progress Inc. Theatre Company is a Sydney based, dynamic group of professionally trained actors, teachers and artists who have come together from diverse paths to showcase traditional Commedia dell’Arte.
Stage Whispers is a bi-monthly magazine covering the Performing Arts across Australia and New Zealand. Our website www.stagewhispers.com.au features theatre news, reviews, a theatrical directory and more. Self-enter your show, audition or company.
This Brisbane home of quality independent theatre resides in the historic 1930’s Paddington Substation, one of Brisbane’s few remaining interwar tramway substations. It is an artist-led initiative and provides a performance space and community hub for theatre-makers to play, experiment, develop and showcase work to the community in a supportive and accessible environment. Our aim is to broaden the scope of voices seen and heard onstage. The space is intimate, industrial and surprising.
Welcome to the Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund of Queensland
Every year Australian performers make thousands of free appearances in support of deserving charities. But who looks after the performers in need? We do. Since 1975 as Queensland’s leading performing arts charity, the Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund has provided emergency assistance to hundreds of our members.