JUTE exists to tell Australian stories through theatre. We have recognised that now more than ever it is critical that theatre making is a craft that is nurtured and gifted to a new generation of audiences and artists. This gift of theatre has become ever more relevant in a world that is over stimulated with digital mediums, 24-hour news cycles and diminishing attention spans. If theatre can hold the gaze of youth through inspiring them with narrative, an act or gesture and a story truly lands for just one person, JUTE believes that a difference has been made.

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The Longest Minute 2018

Board of Directors

Gillian Townsend (Chair)
Karyn Weller (Secretary)
Saurav Kataria
John Paul Fischbach
Patricia Courtenay
Suellen Maunder

JUTE Staff

Suellen Maunder – Artistic Director and CEO
Kathryn Ash – Creative Producer
Dylan Hamilton-Thompson – Production Assistant
Milly Darby – Business Development Manager
Narelle Paisley – Business Operations Manager


Artists & Artsworkers

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Strategic Direction

JUTE’s core focus is carving out a niche for it’s work, it’s artists and growing the cultural capital of Far North Queensland.

Read more by downloading our Strategic Direction overview.

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Acknowledgement of Country

JUTE wishes to pay respects to Elder’s, past, present and merging, of the lands where we work, live and perform. JUTE acknowledges the Traditional Owners & Custodians of this land as well as the many regional areas where we visit, tour and produce work. We recognise that these lands have always been places of art and story-telling.

Bukal 2018

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