Secret Bridesmaids’ Business
In the three years to the end of 2003, Artistic Director Sean Mee worked hard to create an advantageous partnership with QPAC which raised the profile of the Company particularly when co-productions had their seasons in QPAC’s Playhouse theatre. One example was their first co-production in the Playhouse of Secret Bridesmaids’ Business by Elizabeth Coleman directed by Lewis Jones. “We wanted to successfully produce a play outside the confines of the Hale Street venue”, Mee reported. “We also wanted to reach a much broader audience with our work. In every respect, the production met our goals. It was financially successful and our relationship with QPAC was enhanced by this entrepreneurial collaboration.”[i]
Between 2001 and 2003 partnership productions with QPAC included Way Out West at La Boite Theatre; Secret Bridesmaids’ Business by Elizabeth Coleman directed by Lewis Jones, at QPAC’s Playhouse; Black Chicks Talking (with Bungabura Productions) at The Playhouse; Ukulele Mekulele by David Megarrity directed by Mee for the Out of the Box Festival at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre; and Louis Nowra’s Cosi directed by Adam Cook at The Playhouse
Writer: Christine Comans
[i] La Boite Theatre 2001 Annual Report p.10.