Do you have a desire to entertain audiences through a live theatre production? Perhaps your ambitions extend to that of a stage manager or another behind the scenes role in lighting, audio, costume design or props. If your interest is piqued and you're delighted at the chance to be on the opposite side of the audience why not consider joining an amateur theatre group?
Nestled amid the southern suburbs of Tarragindi, is the humble St Luke's Theatre Society. For over 50 substantial years, this local theatre group have been delivering entertaining, affordable and family-friendly productions.
St Luke's refer to themselves as "amateur theatre at its best", however, their first-rate shows are hardly that of a novice. This was verified when St Luke's Theatre Society were awarded two prizes from the Association of Community Theatres (Qld) for their 2010 play directed by Peter Parkinson.
Cast members of their award-winning show directed by Peter Parkinson
The publication, 'St. Luke's Theatre Society Ekibin - 1958 to 2000', edited by Janet Moody OAM, records the historical expansion of this local amateur theatre group which has grown from "a dozen foundation members to a financially, theatrically and socially successful society over these years until the St. Luke's Church hall became a community centre for many other tenants." You can access this historical record at the State Library of Queensland.
St Luke's Theatre Society welcome newcomers and would love to share their expertise offering you the chance to learn all aspects of acting and stagecraft. By becoming a part of their theatrical society you'll have fun, meet new friends and gain exposure and expertise for your craft. More importantly, you'll also be helping out those less fortunate as generous donations are given from the profits made to various charity organisations both locally and overseas.
Four major productions are performed each year and each season runs for 8 performances (including 2 matinees). All positions are volunteer and they are currently looking to fill roles in the following areas:
*Lighting / Audio control
*Costuming / Wardrobe
*Front of House / Ushers
*Form Processor (HTML coding knowledge)
*Set Construction To register your interest in applying for these roles or any others, go online to their positions available page.
St Luke's Theatre Society presenting 'On Golden Pond'
The theatre society is located at the community centre, St Luke's Church Hall, 193 Ekibin Rd East, Tarragindi. Plenty of parking is available on the nearby streets or in the theatre grounds. Brisbane City Council operate a number of bus routes (112, 113, 114, 119 and 120) to the theatre. Check TransLink for specific timetable information.
Current pricing for shows are $12 for Adults, $10 for Pensioners/Students and $2 for children under 13 years of age. Visit the website for details of their current productions and booking information.