Company Quick Fire | Queensland Theatre

What is your personal philosophy?

Just be Nice – it’s not that hard.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? 

My family.

Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?  

Port Vila, Vanuatu – honeymoon destination and where I returned 10 years later after the cyclone. The people and the timelessness that takes over is extraordinary….retirement options anyone??

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

Foxy boxer…. Don’t ask! 

Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or a trip to the Mars? 

Flying cars of course.  No more sitting in traffic gridlock, travelling to and from work. 

How long have you been working at QT, and tell us about your role/s here? 

This time – I’ve been here for almost 6.5 years as Artistic Coordinator.  I started as an Assistant Stage Manager back in 1998 and I spent the next 6 years as part of the casual Stage Management staff until 2003, when I left and had my third child.  I have worked with the Company during the tenures of the last 4 Artistic Directors, and consider Queensland Theatre to be my home away from home.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

I actually have no regrets, and my choices have made me the person I am today – strong, resilient, caring.  So, 13 year old Sam – go for it!! 

What is your most overused words/phrases?

‘Yeah, yeah, yeah’   

What show are you most looking forward to in 2018? 

Split 2 ways – love Shakespeare, so Twelfth Night – but also love my footy and The Longest Minute will be a real treat.

Samantha French
Artistic Coordinator - Queensland Theatre