QUE project

Play/Drama/Theatre


McDonald, Janet. 2005. QUE project.
Title of Performance

QUE project

Type of PerformancePlay/Drama/Theatre
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Description of Performance

QUE Theatre Inc. was created through a partnership between Queensland Theatre Company, The Empire Theatre and USQ to establish a dynamic and contemporary theatre for young people, by young people. It was launched in 2001 and ran until 2006 offering a wide variety of programs for young people: QUE Fest, QUE Reach, QUE Able, QUE Fiish were the key business of this incorporated organisation that was guided by a Management Committee made up of stakeholders from the partners and USQ Theatre students. QUE Fest was the largest of the projects with annual training days, rehearsals and performance outcome at The Empire Theatre (rehearsals took place across USQ and Empire).

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360403. Drama, theatre and performance studies
Public Notes

QUE Able took place over two 10 week 'units' of weekly drama workshops at Spiritus (was Anglicare) at St Luke's church Toowoomba, with intellectually disabled participants. An annual performance outcome was developed and enjoyed by families. This project closed in 2008 and was reincarnated as Butterflies by graduates of USQ Theatre - these graduates continue to work in disability services in Queensland.

QUE Fiish was a program for Indigenous youth which aimed to provide indigenous youth from high schools in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs with a range of theatrical skills as well as an opportunity for creative expression in a supportive environment.
In 2005, the QUE Fiish program commenced with an intensive series of workshops led by indigenous theatre/performance professionals over six weeks in April and May. The workshops focused on dance, hip-hop and storytelling offering both traditional and contemporary perspectives in the expression and representation of Murri culture and identity.

QUE Reach visited schools in Nanango, Kingaroy and Chinchilla to develop intensive workshops for Drama teachers – upon request.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Authors
Producer (Film)McDonald, Janet
Date2005
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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