Queensland Theatre on regional Queensland tour with Scene Project to schools

Queensland Theatre

Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Ayr, Townsville, Toowoomba, Redland Bay and Brisbane

Over the past two months (yep, during lockdown) 86 schools across Queensland have taken part in the 8-week digital unit, called THE SCENE PROJECT, with Queensland Theatre.

That’s over 1000 students and includes schools from Brisbane, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Warwick, Ayr, Bundaberg, Charters Towers, Gladstone, Gympie, Mackay, Rockhampton, Mt Isa, Townsville, Whitsundays and Innisfail.

The 2020 program features David Burton’s work, Wisdom, an incredible piece of writing, and included weekly topics, a recorded rehearsed live read with actors from QT’s Young Artist Ensemble alumni, video workshops, learning activities and sample assessment tasks. The video workshops are using some of the best actors, directors, writers and teaching artists across Australia including David Burton, Merlynn Tong, Steve Pirie, Zachary Boulton, Ellen Bailey, Jackson McGovern, Travis Dowling, Brady Watkins and Ben Hughes.


The cast includes Ellen Bailey, Jackson McGovern, Elyse Phelan, Abdul Salman, with stage manager Natalie Callaghan. The Scene Project Managers Travis Dowling and Emma Funnell are hosting, with Director Michelle Miall.


TODAY 12 August: Gladstone

TOMORROW 13 August: Rockhampton (Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Lee Lewis will be attending)

FRIDAY 17 August: Mackay

WEDNESDAY 19 August: Ayr

THURSDAY 20 August: Townsville

FRIDAY 21 August: Townsville

TUESDAY 25 August: Toowoomba

WEDNESDAY 26 August: Redland Bay

27 August to 11 September: Brisbane

/Public Release.