The Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s (QTC) Creative Development Series currently underway; its a terrific way for theatre goers to step backstage and find out what really happens behind-the-scenes of a stage production.
â€œCreative Development is how we cultivate and nurture the next generation of projects,â€ explains
QTCâ€™s Artistic Director Wesley Enoch.
A new work is placed under the microscope each night.
Trollop by Maxine Mellor won the Queensland Premierâ€™s Drama Award 2012-13. On the 12th of April, Enoch will give audiences their first glimpse of the play. The creative team will also share how they plan to bring Mellorâ€™s ambitious vision to life on stage.
Shortly after, the Bille Brown Studio will play host to a play reading and development showing of the new work, Bull. Written by â€˜Kellyâ€™ playwright Matthew Ryan, the dark comedy follows Queen Pasiphae and her curious (sexual) desire for a lover of the *ahem* bovine kind.
With a stellar cast lead by Eugene Gilfedder, Hugh Parker and Melanie Zanetti, audiences will find out on the 19th of April whether the Queenâ€™s bull-lust is destined to become bull-dust.
Of course, the Development Series is more than simply work-shopping new pieces; Enoch believes its about getting the spectator actively involved in the creative process.
â€œWe invite everyone to come along and experience this program,â€ he says, â€œitâ€™s important we have great audiences.â€
Feedback is both welcomed and encouraged. After each session, guests are given the opportunity to enjoy a glass of bubbly and meet directly with members of QTC in a relaxed atmosphere. With tickets going from as little a $5 (and yes, that includes a drink), a fun night out seems guaranteed!
QTCâ€™s Creative Development Series ends on the 20th of April. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and help contribute to the growth of Brisbaneâ€™s performing arts landscape in 2013.
Who knows? Perhaps youâ€™ll be lucky enough to watch your ideas brought to life on stage.
What? Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s Creative Development Series
When? 12th, 19th and 20th of April, 2013
Where? GreenHouse Theatre (Bille Brown Studio), 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane
Bookings? visit queenslandtheatre.com.au or call 1800 355 528