Company Quick Fire | Queensland Theatre

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUD AND HOW DID YOU COME TO WORK AT THE STATE THEATRE COMPANY?

I came to Queensland Theatre with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Creative Industries (Film, Screen and New Media). I initially began working at Queensland Theatre almost five years ago in the Subscriptions and Ticketing Team, then moved overseas. On returning to Brisbane, I have been working in the performing arts industry and recently, had the opportunity to re-join the Queensland Theatre team in a Marketing capacity.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE HERE AT QUEENSLAND THEATRE?

I’m the Marketing Coordinator at the Company. In a broad sense, my role entails promoting Queensland Theatre productions, providing administrative and reporting support to the marketing team, and coordinating marketing events and activities. This ranges from interviewing cast and creatives from upcoming productions, to planning and running events such as Opening Nights and Play Briefings.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN THE ARTS?

Absolutely! I’ve always been interested in live performances in particular. Growing up, I was always intrigued by the technical design aspect of putting on a live performance, whether it be a live music show or in theatre.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE LIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES?

While I love performances that use creative sound and lighting to convey a story to the audience, one performance that particularly stands out as being an all-time favourite is a Flamenco show I saw in Seville, Spain. Having never seen Flamenco dancing before, I was blown away by the dancing and live music that accompanied it. While the lighting and set-up was incredibly simple, the spirited dancers, singers and musicians had you captivated throughout the performance.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT IN BRISBANE

Wrapture - It’s dangerously close to Queensland Theatre and does incredibly delicious wraps and a tasty gypsy-spiced Mocha.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE EXPERIENCE AT QUEENSLAND THEATRE?

My favourite experience so far has been watching the Company Run of each production. It’s a chance for all staff to watch a complete run through of the show, usually before it bumps into the theatre and begins preview performances.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE YOU'VE TRAVELLED TO ANY WHY?

Edinburgh, Scotland. A few years ago, I lived in Edinburgh and completely fell in love with the city. It’s a city full of medieval charm, history and an abundance of arts and festivals. For an arts lover, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in particular makes it a must-do place to visit for a month full of non-stop art in hundreds of different spaces throughout the city.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND?

Spend time with my puppy and take him on new adventures! 

WHAT SHOW ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2019?

Fangirls. It will be a unique show for audiences of all ages with plenty of laughs and great music!


Maneka Singh
Marketing Coordinator
Queensland Theatre