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THE BRIDGE PROJECT in

DNA by Dennis Kelly

Directed by Terri Brabon

An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiNTM THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

8 - 18 MAY

THEATREINQ , 50 ALLEN ST, SOUTH TOWNSVILLE

www.theatreinq.com


DNA

by Dennis Kelly

Cast Roll

Jan.. ..........Faduma Ali Marcia......Keely Pronk Leah .. .......Elyse Phelan Phil...........Jacob McCarthy Joanne......Rita Neale Lou...........Laura Pastega/ Gemma Shield Danni.. ......Victoria Fowler/ Megan Heferen Richard.....Harlee Timms Cathy........Emma Benson Brian .. ......Byron Howells Boy...........Jano Garcia

Faculty of Production

Thank You

: Yoshie Kenny : Andre Reynaud : John Robertson : JRNQ Productions : Daniel Holden : The Speckled Hen ; Heidi Hatherall : Crystal Clear PR : Nita Vasilescu : John & Beth Honeycombe

Director.............................................. Terri Brabon Stage Manager/Lighting Design.. ....... Heath Roberts Assistant Stage Manager................... Xara Holmes Set Design & Construction................ Brendan O’Connor Costumes........................................... Kathy Brabon Lighting Design Mentor..................... Brendan O’Connor Stage Management Mentor................ Arminelle Fleming Production Assistants....................... The Bridge Project Photography. . ..................................... Chrissy Maguire Event Team.. ....................................... Anne-Marie Smith ........................................................... Kellie Esling

Director’s Notes

The Bridge Project is a programme very close to my heart. I am constantly inspired by the talent and focus of the young people who choose TheatreiNQ to mentor them through the extraordinary journey of a life in the theatre. Each “Bridgee” holds a special place in my heart and I am proud of them all. I am also blessed to work for a company that fosters these young talents in so many ways, with every senior member of the ensemble invested in their training and their future. Tonight is a celebration of the talent that can be fostered in this community. I know you will be as proud of them as I am.

x Terri


Welcome To Daybridge North Academy

THE BRIDGE PROJECT The Bridge Project is the brainchild of TheatreiNQ’s Terri Brabon and Brendan O’Connor, who both ventured from Townsville to carve careers in the professional theatre industry. With a genuine desire to assist regional emerging talent to launch careers in the mainstream industry, The Bridge Project was officially launched in 2012. Through a series of masterclasses with guest industry professionals from Sydney & Melbourne, ongoing professional development, and involvement in professionally-driven local productions with TheatreiNQ, The Bridge Project aims to give our promising emerging talent the best start possible, on-going guidance and mentorship throughout their careers. Graduates of the Project have gained acceptance into some of the most prestigious training courses in the country, including NIDA, WAAPA and Griffith University whilst others are now working professionally in the industry. www.theatreinq.com


ELYSE PHELAN Leah

THEATREiNQ: Comedy of Errors, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein; ThiNQ Ed: Too Much Information; Stage Manager: The Weir TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (3rd Year); THiNQ ED Workshops; NIDA Short Courses AWARDS: Martin Gibson Medal (2018); Anna McCrossin-Owen Bursary (2018) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

JACOB McCARTHY Phil

THEATREiNQ: The Comedy of Errors, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein; ThiNQ Ed: Too Much Information OTHER THEATRE: Kirwan High School’s ACE Actors Ensemble TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (3rd Year) AWARDS: Anna McCrossin-Owen Bursary (2018) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

BYRON HOWELLS Brian

THEATREiNQ: The Comedy of Errors, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Romeo & Juliet OTHER THEATRE: La Luna Youth Arts; FOOAP; Murrel Academy of Drama; Pimlico Presents TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (3rd Year) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

KEELY PRONK Marcia

THEATREiNQ: The Vagina Monologues, First Born, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, X-Stacy OTHER THEATRE: Sleeping Star Productions: Trivia, Aladdin Jr, Mulan Jr; Props Youth Theatre: The Adventures of Goldilockpick and Little Red Riding Hoodlum, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Annie Jr. TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; Victoria Stanborough Vocal Studio (2003-08), Susan Grinsell Singing Studio(2009-12) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July); THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES - Northern Australia Festival of the Arts (July)


FADUMA ALI Jan

THEATREiNQ: The Vagina Monologues, First Born, Frankenstein, What is the Matter with Mary Jane?, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses OTHER: Short & Sweet Festival TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2nd Year) UP NEXT: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES - Northern Australia Festival of the Arts (July)

HARLEE TIMMS Richard

THEATREiNQ: The Comedy of Errors, First Born, Alice in Wonderland OTHER THEATRE: Full Throttle Theatre: Displaced; Props Youth Theatre: Peter Pan, Fantastic Mr Fox; The Cathedral School: Twelfth Night, Grease, Spamalot; Qld Youth Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2nd Year); NIDA Open Courses; Zanii Theatrical Studio AWARDS: QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival Duologue State Winner (2017) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

EMMA BENSON Cathy

THEATREiNQ: The Vagina Monologues (Band), The Comedy of Errors, First Born, Alice in Wonderland; Crew: The Weir OTHER THEATRE: St Margaret Mary’s combined School musical: What’s New Pussycat? TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2nd Year); THiNQ ED Workshops; NIDA Open Courses AWARDS: St Margaret Mary’s College: Drama Subject Prize, Senior Drama Honour Award 2017 UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

RITA NEALE Joanne

THEATREiNQ: The Vagina Monologues, First Born, Alice in Wonderland, The Merry Wives of Windsor OTHER THEATRE: RSL: All That We Carry; Full Throttle Theatre: Oedipus the King (Japan Tour), Nocturnal A Dark Park Cabaret, 3 Blokes and Their Barbie’s; Little Dreambox Studio: The Bear; La Luna Youth Arts: Amelia Ellicott’s Garden (Puppeteer) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2nd Year) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July); THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES - Northern Australia Festival of the Arts (July)


VICTORIA FOWLER Danni (Alternate)

THEATREiNQ: This is Victoria’s first performance with TheatreiNQ OTHER THEATRE: St Margaret Mary’s Productions; Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (1st Year); THiNQ ED Workshops; NIDA Short Courses UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

MEGAN HEFEREN Danni (Alternate)

THEATREiNQ: The Merry Wives of Windsor OTHER THEATRE: Shake’n’Stir: Much Ado About Nothing; Various Props Youth Theatre including Fantastic Mr Fox. TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (1st Year); TheatreiNQ’s THE CULTURE CREW; THINQ ED Worshops; Queensland Theatre Workshops AWARDS: ShakeFest State Finals winner (2017)

LAURA PASTEGA Lou (Alternate)

THEATREiNQ: This is Laura’s first performance with TheatreiNQ OTHER THEATRE: Props Youth Theatre: Peter Pan, Fantastic Mr Fox TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (1st Year); THiNQ ED Workshops UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

GEMMA SHIELD Lou (Alternate)

THEATREiNQ: This is Gemma’s first performance with TheatreiNQ OTHER THEATRE: Props Youth Theatre (2008-2017); Pimlico Presents (2014-2018) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (1st Year); THiNQ ED Workshops; TheatreiNQ’s THE CULTURE CREW; Qld Theatre Residency Week (2015-2017); Zanii Theatrical Studios AWARDS: Stan Newman Bursary (2017) UP NEXT: ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)


JANO GARCIA Boy

THEATREiNQ: This is Jano’s first performance with TheatreiNQ OTHER THEATRE: Cathedral School Production: Tweltfh Night TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (1st Year); THiNQ ED Workshops

HEATH ROBERTS

Stage Manager/Lighting Design & Operator THEATREiNQ: Lighting Design/Operator: The Weir; Lighting Operator: The Vagina Monologues, The Comedy of Errors; Crew: First Born, Alice in Wonderland 2017 & 2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream OTHER THEATRE: Lighting: Townsville Little Theatre: A Bloody Murder; One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest; Crew: NQOMT: Little Shop of Horrors TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (Technical 2nd Year) UP NEXT: Production Manager - ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (June/July)

XARA HOLMES

Assistant Stage Manager/Sound Operator

THEATREiNQ: Crew: The Weir OTHER THEATRE: NQOMT: Crew: Nunsense, Strictly Ballroom, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver, Phantom of the Opera, Hello Dolly; Townsville Choral Society: Crew: Grease; Pimlico Presents (2017) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (Technical 1st Year)


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DNA 2019  

TheatreiNQ's DNA by Dennis Kelly

DNA 2019  

TheatreiNQ's DNA by Dennis Kelly

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