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Studio Q <br> Drama Classes for Ages 5 - 18

Studio Q
Drama Classes for Ages 5 - 18

Term 1 resumes 3 February
Access Ensemble <br> Drama Classes for Ages 18+ Living with Disability

Access Ensemble
Drama Classes for Ages 18+ Living with Disability

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🕰️Throwback Thursday 🕰️  After Q Theatre’s move from Circular Quay it found a new home in Penrith in the then empty Railway Street building. The Q opened in Penrith on 30 March 1977 and had a successful program of plays both in the venue and touring until it’s move to the Joan in 2005.  Do you have any Q Theatre memories, share them with us and we might post them on our next Throwback Thursday  #throwbackthursday #Qlegacy #Qtheatre #penrith #history #theatrehistory #qcommunity
Final week to get your application in!
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is proud to support the @AccessibleArts 2024 Next Level Creative Mentorship Program.
 
This exciting initiative will provide five artists with disability with access to a creative mentorship within a leading performing arts organisation as well as $3000 in project funding to develop an innovative new project.
 
Applications are now open for writers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors and/or producers with disability or who are d/Deaf from NSW.
 
Applications close Sunday 25 Feb.
 
For more information and to apply, visit https://aarts.net.au/news/next-level-creative-mentorships-2024/
 
#NextLevelCreativeMentorships #AccessibleArts #CareerAdvancement #ApplyNow
 
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🦆Meet the creative team of En Masse.  Shy Magsalin is the co-Creative Director of Q Theatre at The Joan, Penrith. She is a theatre maker, performer and intimacy director specialising in physical actor training and physical dramaturgies. She has worked and trained locally in Sydney, interstate and internationally across the United States, Europe and Japan. As a UWS Theatre Nepean alumni and a long-time Western Sydney resident, Shy invests in creating more opportunities for emerging Western Sydney theatre and performing artists to study and work locally. Shy is also the Artistic Director of the performance ensemble Ninefold, a company committed to examining rigorous performance-making and creating sustainable cultures for artists who want to explore ongoing ensemble work.  En Masse is a new work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity. Join us for a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. 
Register via the link in bio
🦆Meet the creative team of En Masse.  Gideon Payten Griffiths (he/they/Sydney/London) is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, curator and facilitator spanning theatre, dance, music, live-art, film, installation and bodywork. They find centre in the body as a material and emotional landscape and searches for the radically compassionate, liminal or queer space between people and all forms. Often experimental, site-specific, immersive, participatory, abstracted or sensory; he works in a range of forms, contexts and collaborations including with Sydney Festival, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Performance Space, AGNSW, MCA Australia, Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial, PACT, Sydney Living Museums, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Peats Ridge Festival, Erotic Living, DeQuincey Co., Shh Productions, Bakehouse/KXT and Tooth & Sinew. As a founding member of Ninefold they are proud to bring this new wave in their work to The Joan, Penrith.  En Masse is a new work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity. Join us for a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. 
Register via the link in bio  Image: Prince Bettliegend at Out of the Shadows Festival, Photo: David Goldman
🦆Meet the creative team of En Masse.  Sheanna is a trans actor, writer, director and theatre maker. Since graduating ACA in 2015 she has worked with Sport for Jove (Three Sisters), Ninefold Theatre Ensemble (WYRD, Murder Story, The Gaslight Project) and Tooth and Sinew’s acclaimed production U.B.U. She has trained with some of Australia’s top theatre companies including ERTH, Dead Puppet Society, and most recently participating in Force Majeure’s Incite Intensive. Sheanna has a strong passion for telling queer and trans stories that show the vibrancy of her community. In 2023 she was a part of The Ethics Centre Residency program, exploring trans theatre making as a founding member of Trans Theatre Collective. Sheanna lives and works on Gadigal Country and acknowledges and respects the custodians of the land, and their rich history of storytelling.  🗒️En Masse is a new outdoor work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity. Join us in the Mondo for a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. 
Register via the link in bio  📸 Ashley de Plazer
Ghost opens tonight, a free immersive audio experience in the Joan’s foyer 👻  Director Nick Atkins explains how it will work  🎧 Using a handheld device and a set of headphones, audiences can tune in and listen. Ghost is a 15 – 20 minute self-guided audio experience designed for The Joan that offers a twist on the classic ghost story.  🎟️ Find out more and register to jump the queue, link in bio  This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.#CultureUpLateWS #CULWS202
🦆Meet the creative team of En Masse.  Tasha O’Brien is an actor/director based in Sydney. She graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Performance (Major: Acting). As an actor her theatre credits include: I Hate People; or Timon of Athens (Sport for Jove), Labyrinth (Dream Plane Productions) and Playlist (PYT Fairfield and Sydney Opera House). Playlist was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production 2019. As a director her theatre credits include: Mums Tell Dad Jokes Too (Shopfront Arts Co-op), Hot Mess (The General Public) and The Sorry Mum Project (National Theatre of Parramatta). Hot Mess was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Sound Design and Composition of an Independent Production 2021. In 2023 she toured nationally and internationally with Poetry in Action. She is a proud member of the Ninefold Ensemble.  🗒️En Masse is a new outdoor work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity. Join us in the Mondo for a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. 
Register via the link in bio
🦆Meet the creative team of En Masse.  Adam Yoon is an emerging director, dramaturg and performance-maker currently exploring creative processes through movement and interdisciplinary collaborative devised works. He was a member of the inaugural Art Gallery of New South Wales Youth Collective, Ninefold Cohort Program, Cultivate: ATYP and Q Theatre’s 2023 Originate Ensemble. Recent works include dramaturg for Little Eggs Collective/Belvoir 25A: Moon Rabbit Rising (dir. Nicole Pingon) and Yellow Handle Theatre: A Game for Flies (dir. Bria McCarthy). He was assistant director on The Lost Boys (dir. Craig Baldwin & Eliza Scott) presented by Little Eggs Collective. Previous original works include Q Theatre’s Originate: In Living Memory (dir. Shy Magsalin) and directing Sensations of Maintenance mentored by Martin Del Amo as part of Shopfront Artslab WNW 2023 presenting at Redfern 107 and The Joan.  En Masse is a new outdoor work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity. 
Join us in the Mondo for a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. Register via link in bio
🦆Introducing you to the creative team of En Masse. First up, Erica J Brennan.  Erica J Brennan (She/They) resides on Gadigal land as a proud Gamilaroi woman. She is an accomplished performing arts professional with over a decade of experience. Erica is a founding member of Ninefold having performed for and devised with the company since 2012.  As a writer her work explores admiration for the natural world and her fraught lived experiences as a woman leading her to developed works with Elbow Room Theatre, Theatre Works, The Old 505 Theatre, KXT, Storytellers Festival, the ABC and AFTRS. Erica has completed residencies with PACT Space Program, Shopfront Arts Lab, and The Sydney Fringes and in 2023 will take up residency at The Ethics Center for her new work 'Better She Was Never Born'- a charming slideshow solo work unpacking pronatalism.  She also sits on the Lived Experience Advisory Panel for the Arts Wellbeing Collective and is the First Nations Coordinator for the Sydney Fringe.  En Masse is a free work-in-progress showing this Friday, the 16th at 6pm. Register via the link in our bio
Come join us for En Masse this Friday! A new outdoor work by Ninefold in the Mondo. The work-in-progress showing is free to attend, register via the link in our bio  Friday 16th Feb at 6pm.  En Masse is seed-funded by the National Theatre of Parramatta and supported by Q Theatre.
Ninefold are back in the theatre with En Masse, a new outdoor work celebrating communal acts of goodwill, kindness and unity.  We are excited to share a work-in-progress showing this Friday 16th Feb at 6pm. Free to attend, please register via the link in the bio.  En Masse is seed-funded by the National Theatre of Parramatta and supported by Q Theatre.