By Mark Svendsen | Posted on May 8th, 2019
Arts Central Queensland is pleased to announce the four actors bringing the Rockhampton Heritage Village to life through a series of plays performed among the historic exhibits.
Clint Lennox, Michael Donnellan, Catie Fry and Bryn Robertson, under the guidance of director Ian Westley, will star in five short plays written especially to be performed on site at the Heritage Village.
They’re already hard at work in rehearsals, with the first performance coming up at the Heritage Village open day on June 2.
Arts Central Queensland’s project manager for the Living History Project Jessica Lamb says it’s a valuable opportunity for local actors.
“One of our key aims here at Arts Central Queensland is to create career opportunities in the arts,” Ms Lamb says.
“We have a fantastic series of plays inspired by our local history and the exhibits at the Heritage Village, and it’s great to see them starting to come to life in time for Open Day.
“For our youngest performer, 17-year-old Bryn, this is her very first job. Not working in retail, or delivering pizzas, but paid acting work, here in Rockhampton.
“That’s a wonderful milestone, and we hope this can be the start of many more projects creating professional opportunities for local artists.”
All four actors will play a variety of characters across the five plays, from shearers to soldiers to Flying Doctor nurses.
The Rockhampton Heritage Village Living History Project is delivered with the support of the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Image Credit:All photos by Elizabeth Tansley