A letter from Suellen Maunder – 1st quarter of 2024

Hello!  Despite the rainy weather, we at JUTE have been bringing little rays of sunlight to our audience and project participants. Right now we are gearing up for our major Queensland tour of From Campfire to Stage Light heading to 10 performing arts centres.  There will be a short season in Cairns before heading off on tour, so … Read more

DARTS News May 2024

by Jess Lamb, Creative Producer DARTS – Industry Placement Cohorts are valuable. They forge belonging, invite deep discussion and promote mutual growth through collaboration. In the theatre world, cohorts form in rehearsal rooms, foyers, at industry awards ceremonies and sector roundtables. Being an active member opens theatre makers up to new opportunities, as the more … Read more

I Gut This Feeling begins 5-week Tour

JUTE Theatre Company’s award-winning First Nations residency program, Dare to Dream, hits the road on Monday, 13 May, bound for five remote communities with its two-hander, touring show, I Gut This Feeling, which will be presented to students in Grades 4 to 9. Developed on the Westpac Safer Children, Safer Communities work program objectives, it … Read more

CQU and JUTE sign MoU

This week, JUTE Theatre Company and Central Queensland University celebrated a new partnership with the signing of an MoU! Together, we’re collaborating on the development of Microcredentials for the Theatre Sector, particularly to build the capacity of First Nations artists in the regions. Plus, we’re enhancing professional development for CQUniversity’s staff and students in various … Read more

A new online course, Behind the Curtain with Sam Gibb

JUTE is excited and proud to present Behind the Curtain, a new JUTE Behind the Scenes online course for anyone wanting to learn the ropes of technical production. And dare I say it, be just like Sam!All good theatre companies need people behind the scenes to make stuff happen because, as we know, theatre is not just … Read more

Creative Development News – January 2024

Special casting call for Accidental Bride Creative Development (February 2024).JUTE is calling for Indian actors to participate in an exciting Creative Development. Accidental Bride is a brand-new play by Shoba Sadler, a published writer, journalist, and emerging playwright of Indian heritage who also happens to hail from the Far North and, of course, is a proud graduate of JUTE’s … Read more

Regional Touring News – January 2024

GRITDeveloped in 2022 after Gympie’s devastating floods, GRIT is an original work co-devised by Perseverance Street Theatre Company (Gympie) team in collaboration with the local community to honour regional voices, new storytelling and connections with people and place. For its 2024 touring season (22 February to 15 March), directed by Perseverance Street Theatre Company’s CEO Dr Sharon Hogan, GRIT has … Read more

DARTS News January 2024

You will see and hear the word DARTS a lot over the next three years, as we work with our regional theatre makers to tackle each of the program’s foundational pillars.  However, before we embark on this project, we will bring together the regional theatre sector to co-design the 3-year program.  This will be the first time such a … Read more

A letter from Suellen Maunder, Artistic Director and CEO

2023 – a busy year of developing work, skills, and capacity After an incredibly busy and formative year for JUTE, nature’s wrath had other ideas, adding Cyclone Jasper (the seventh cyclone in JUTE’s 32-year history) and one in 100-year floods into the mix. It’s not over yet. While Far North Queenslanders are a resilient bunch, … Read more

2024 JUTE Actors Studio Pathways Program Script call out

JUTE Theatre Company and Overall Arts are calling for playwrights from Cairns and district to write a one-hour script to be performed by young people aged 16-18 years old.  The selected play will be workshopped and developed through JUTE’s Professional Pathway Program in 2024, by a group of young emerging actors who are seeking a … Read more