Edition Five

Friday, 22 May 2020

1 min read

Poetry, play-writing, and puppet pelicans, with a dash of playful politics. This week we go beyond the stage.

First Spoken 

Aiden Rowlingson (Butchella) and Ellen van Neerven (Munanjali) represent a new wave of incredible First Nations writers creating work that is fresh, challenging, and powerful. Both took part in QPAC’s Sparks program in 2019 developing new theatre work. In the lead up to National Reconciliation Week 2020, they share some of their original works with us.

From Our Archive

The Man Himself
He was set to grace us with his presence in April this year; instead, here’s a taste of Jonathan Biggins' take on our 24th Prime Minister from his show The Gospel According to Paul.


Seedlings – Sparks
Part of QPAC’s Seedlings program, Sparks is an initiative that gives emerging First Nations writers a kick start in the challenging world of play‑writing. Meet the Sparks Class of 2019.

From our Friends

An Aria a Day
Opera Queensland is providing a daily dose of opera to enjoy from home.

Behind the Scenes

Working Behind the Scenes
QPAC Audio Technician, Anna Whittaker, gives us a glimpse into her role.


The Anatomy of a Pelican
Peek behind the scenes at the beautiful creative process of the intricate pelican puppets in Queensland Theatre’s 2019 season of Storm Boy.


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