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, stage management and key administrative staff. The practice is common-place for dance companies and orchestras. Our Core Company contribute behind the scenes across various fields and oversee the general business of each of our projects throughout the Season.
The Benefits Of Working As An Ensemble
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.
The community also feels the benefit of a richer theatre experience – not only in the opportunity to see better theatre through developing quality of the work, but through a sense of 'ownership' of the ensemble and an evolving relationship. This long-term arrangement also allows for more sustained provision of outreach and education work.
- Core Company
Artistic Director Terri Brabon Production Manager Brendan O'Connor General Manager Anne-Marie Smith Company Apprentice Michael Gleeson Grants & Sponsorship Arminelle Fleming Costume Mistress Kathy Brabon Props Mistress Susan Brabon Hairdresser Kerry Santariga Jeweller Ann O'Connor Design Consultants Andre Reynaud
Technical Team Chris Nobile Technical Consultant Yoshi Kenny Front Of House Manager Kellie Esling Front Of House Assistant Tina Porta Design/Contruction Team Robbie Esling Website Manager George Lummis PR Consultant Heidi Hatherall - Crystal Clear PR Photographer Chrissy Maguire Holiday Programme Officer Michelle Jones
- Professional Ensemble 2017
Company Professionals Brendan O'Connor Terri Brabon Company Apprentice Michael Gleeson Guest Professionals Joseph Raggatt
- Local Ensemble 2017
Michael Doris Arminelle Fleming Bernie Lanigan Joanne Renton Shai ReganJohn Robertson Emma SmithRobert Street Paris Walsh
- Guest Community Actors 2017
Declan Esling Jacob Esling Phoebe Lavender Rita Neale Nicholas Rose
- Past Ensemble Members
Christian Agapiou (2015-16) Nimisha Aithal (2013 - 2016) Todd Barty (2010-2012) Meg Bowden (2012-2014) Syd Brisbane (2014 - 2014) Jonathon Brown (2011-2013/2015-2016) Nick Christie (2010-2011) Tamika Crane (2015-2016) Emily Edwards (2012-2014) Beth Honeycombe (2010-2015) Emma Lamberton (2012 - 2016) Carla Lejarraga (2010 - 2014) Sally McCutcheon (2011/2013/2016) Jesse Morgan (2010-2013) Sandra Neal (2010-2011) Jayden Popik (2012-2013) Paul Ransom (2010-2011) James Raggatt (2010/2012) Thomas Roach (2010-2016) Brittany Santariga (2011-2013) Joshua Smith (2010-2014) Jason Schwab (2010-2011) Taylah Smith (2010-2015) Lachlan Stevenson (2013-2016) James Thomasson (2010-2015) Anna Vella-Sams (2015-2016) Anna Wallace (2010 -2015)
- Past Guest Professionals
Syd Brisbane (2013-2014) Ebony Buckle (2013) John duFeu (2012) Madeleine Dyer (2012) Michael Futcher (2016) Phil Lambert (2010) Mia Landgren (2015) Belinda Misevski (2015) Daniel Mulvihill (2012) James Raggatt (2016) Hugh Sexton (2013)