Thank you & Goodbye My Husband’s Nuts

Whoosh, what a fun time we had the Fitzgerald’s farm, with plenty of laughs and sold out performances!
Thank you to director Mark Harrison, cast, crew and volunteers for a terrific season of My Husband’s Nuts.

Thank you especially, especially to the enthusiastic audiences who came out to enjoy the antics
of Jack, Barbara, Jo, Charli, and Major Tanaguchi, or was that Tanigochi?
Nah, doesn’t matter, we’ll just call him a” cat poo”.
Eating Muffins will never be the same again.

Coming Soon

The “Brick Wall” is every writer’s enemy but Jane has discovered a way to make hitting
it a little less tedious. Battling with wildly vocal and immensely frustrating
hallucinations in the form of her two main characters, Jane sets about to write a play
with all the romance and drama she lacks in her own life.
With a crush on her imaginary leading man, an unexplained dislike of her fictional
leading lady, a very real romance budding with a divorced ‘boy next door’ and an
inability to separate reality from fiction, Jane furiously pecks out her newest play: a
drama about a young wounded British Soldier seeking refuge with a German girl in
the midst of WWII.
Set against a 1940’s and modern backdrop, Writer’s Block is a comical romance with a
hint of drama that voices some of the unique processes occurring in a writers head as
she arduously pieces together the scattered thoughts of her over-active imagination
to ultimately produce that perfect work of art….she hopes.

Show Performances: 18th October – 2nd November 2019


Saturday 24th August

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” (Sanford Meisner)

Vocal warm ups
Scene work & script analysis
Character exercises/techniques
Using improvisation to build a character
How not to block our natural instinct
Pre-show focusing and energising exercises
Finding your target and keeping them “active”
How to always be present onstage
Q and A, tips and tricks
Saturday, 24 August, 2019
10.30am – 4.30pm
Birkdale School of Arts Hall,
101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, 4159
(Limited on site parking available)

$80 MTG members
$100 (Non Members)

Book Now – Acting Workshop


Saturday 31st August

“Preparation is the key to success.
A well prepared audition gives you the tools and confidence to step into that casting room and give the best possible performance. The sessions are all about creating a supportive and positive environment for you to hone these skills!
My mission is to guide you in your preparation, so that you can walk into that room thinking ‘I can do this!'”

*Learning how to select, prepare and perform material (songs/monologues) specifically suited for your audition
*Working in detail on character choices and exploring different ways to access a character’s emotions
*Exercises to aid cold reads
*Ways to combat those pre-audition nerves
*How to build a repertoire folder
*How to present your CV and headshot
*How to approach and analyse audition material in a pro-active manner
*Tips and tricks

Saturday, 31st August, 2019
10.30am – 4.30pm
Birkdale School of Arts Hall,
101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, 4159
(Limited on site parking available)

$80 MTG members
$100 (Non Members)

Book Now Audition Prep Workshop
Emerald City

MTG – StageworX

MTG invites you to StageworX – Script Reading Group,
doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start,
downstairs at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall
on the second and fourth Wednesday nights of each month.

Plays read are from all Genres, from the Classics of Shakespeare,
Ibsen and Hemingway,
 Australian playwrights such as David Williamson and Thomas Keneally and
up and coming like Kellie Silver from the Gold Coast.

This is a free event and all are welcome. A light supper is provided.

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Creativity & Community, Coming Together

MATES Theatre Genesis is non-profit, community theatre group who have been part of the cultural landscape of Redlands City for over two decades. The group rehearse and perform at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall and produce 3-4 shows a year – comedies, dramas and small stage and cabaret style musicals.
We also host regular script reading sessions (StageworX), workshops and Theatre Jam events.

MATES Theatre Genesis provides an avenue for people of all ages to ‘have a go’ at any, or all disciplines of theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, directing, producing, technical, set building and back stage.



Coming Together