Formed in 2010, Theatre iNQ was born of the desire to save Townsville's annual Shakespeare Under the Stars event.
The company is driven by Director/Actor Terri Brabon, Actor/Producer Brendan O'Connor and the Executive Committee of Lorna Hempstead, Ray Dickson and Bernie Lanigan.
In the space of just two years, Theatre iNQ have produced two record seasons of outdoor Shakespeare (Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor); produced a sell-out season of Cosi by Louis Nowra in a new "Wizardz of Aus" Series designed to complement local education programs; produced an award-winning exhibition of Company Photographer, Chrissy Maguire's work entitled "Break A Leg"; conducted a workshops series that reached over 150 people in the Townsville region and Terri & Brendan were awarded the Jean-Pierre Voos Theatre Award at the Townsville City Council Arts Awards in 2012.
In 2012, Theatre iNQ have rebranded and formed an exciting residency program with Townsville's professional dance company, Dancenorth.
The residency partnership offers Theatre iNQ a base to rehearse this years Shakespeare Under the Stars; rehearsal space and performance venue for the 2nd season in the "Wizardz of Aus" series, Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling; a venue for masterclasses for Theatre iNQ's unique training programme for emerging performers, The Bridge Project and a venue for Public Workshops offered to Townsville artists in association with visiting guest mentors engaged in The Bridge ProjectT.
THEATREiNQ CORE MEMBERS 2013 Kathy Brabon, Susie Brabon, Kellie Esling, Arminelle Fleming, Heidi Hatherall, George Lummis, Chrissy Maguire Anne-Marie Smith