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