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Slow Burn

Produced by Q Theatre in association with Sydney Festival 2022 Book Now


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We are hiring: Coordinator - Studio Q / Q Theatre Programs

We are hiring: Coordinator - Studio Q / Q Theatre Programs

Apply now!

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🔥 “If you’ve ever wondered what lingers after the news crews have left a burned out town, Slow Burn offers an account without too much sentimentality or sugar-coating but with a warmth and honesty that is hopeful and resilient.” - Night Writes Sydney  Don't miss the final shows of Slow Burn at @the_joan today and tomorrow 21 & 22 February.  🎟 BOOK NOW via our website (link in bio).  Photo by Heidrun Lohr  #2022 #thejoan #arts #art #culture #theartofconnection #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #sydneyfestival #qtheatre #theatre #drama #slowburn #deborahpollard
“With an economy of words and slides, and in a voice that never overdramatises the horror (as if that were possible), Pollard draws us into the scale of the calamity.” - @sydneymorningherald  🎟 Book your tickets to Slow Burn now via our website.  Final shows playing at @the_joan this weekend 21 & 22 January, don't miss out!  Photo by Heidrun Lohr  #2022 #thejoan #arts #art #culture #theartofconnection #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #sydneyfestival #qtheatre #theatre #drama #slowburn #deborahpollard
📢AUDITION CALL OUT!📢  Are you a young performer keen on physical and devised performance practices?  Q Theatre is seeking artists aged 18 - 26 to audition to take part in the 2022 Originate project, Chorus. This is a skills development project that results in a public outcome. We welcome Expressions of Interests (EOI) from artists across all levels of experience and disciplines.  For more information and to apply, head over to our website (link in bio).  EOI closes Sunday 13 February.
Hurry - Don’t miss your chance to join us for our accessible drama workshops in Term 1! Enrolments close this Friday, 21 January at 5pm and places are filling fast!  Run over an 8-week term at @the_joan and led by professional teaching artists choose between:  🎭 Adults Ensemble (Ages 18 – 26), run each Friday from 10:30am – 12:30pm; or
🎭 Young Adults Ensemble (Ages 18+), run each Friday from 1:30pm – 3:30pm  Designed to cater for people with mild to moderate physical and/or intellectual disability, they are a fantastic weekly outlet. All workshops all you to access new performance and improvisational skills, develop your artistic voice and work towards a performance.  🎭 Support workers are welcome to sit in at all classes.
🎫 Huge discounts available for booking Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) up front! (Students can book on a term-by-term basis instead if flexibility is required)
🗓️ Term 1 runs 4 February – 1 April
🗓️ Term 2 runs 29 April – 17 June  Find out more an enrol now:
💻 Online: Visit https://bit.ly/33NbUYN 
☎️ Phone: Call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600  📸 Image: Photo of a man wearing a gold coloured Medussa headband and a green and purple toga, leaning forward with his arms outstretched in front of him. Photo by Phyllis Wong from the Studio Q 2019 Access Ensemble Showcase.  #qtheatre #thejoan #drama #dramaworkshops #artsaccess #inclusivearts #artseducation #artseducationmatters #performingarts #improvisation #performance #theatre #accessibility
🚨WE ARE HIRING!🚨  Q Theatre is on the hunt for a Coordinator – Studio Q / Q Theatre programs, a short-term role till 30 June 2022. Reporting to the Producer, this role is responsible for coordinating the Studio Q program of theatre training classes for ages 5 – 18 and for adults living with a disability. The role is based at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith and it calls for excellent interpersonal and communication abilities, and highly competent administrative skills.  If this sounds like you, head over to our website for more information and apply now via our website.  Applications close Wednesday 19 January.