Your Say | Queensland Theatre

When did you first become a Season Ticket Holder?

I first became a Season Ticket Holder when I was asked to take part in the Junior Youth Ensemble back in 2016. As part of the program, we are given the opportunity to regularly view Queensland Theatre productions and following the viewing, reflect as an ensemble.

Have you always been interested in the performing arts?

The performing arts has always been a major aspect of who I am as an individual and from a young age I have been involved in the arts in some form or another. I have always found myself intrigued and compelled by the performing arts and how diverse the industry and those within it truly are. The arts is always such a vibrant, warm, lively industry that welcomes individuality with open arms.

Tell us why you love coming to Queensland Theatre shows?

Queensland Theatre shows have such an incredible, buzzing energy! From both the audience and the actors involved, an excited energy lingers throughout the duration of each show. Every production held by Queensland Theatre features something new and riveting, innovative set designs and refreshing story lines.

What has been your favourite experience with QT?

By far, my favourite experience with Queensland Theatre has been taking part in the Youth Ensemble and progressing my skills as an actor, as well as the opportunities that the program has granted me. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside and being taught by some of the finest and most knowledgeable individuals in the industry. Since first participating in the Youth Ensemble three years ago, I have developed incredible bonds and enjoyed every moment spent in the Queensland Theatre space. I'd particularly like to thank the generous donors who have supported me to be apart of the Youth Ensemble.

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

I could not live without my closest friends and family! I’ve never been a hugely materialistic person, I love searching for joy and happiness within connections and experiences - the people I surround myself with have definitely aided in shaping me into the person I am today and supporting me in achieving my goals and aspirations.

Which play are you most looking forward to in 2019?

I’m most excited for Fangirls by Yve Blake! It seems like a very relatable and relevant piece, particularly for youth of this generation. The plot - line is unique and refreshing and I definitely look forward to seeing what the cast achieves with each character and how the story is shaped.

Parker Newlan
Season Ticket Holder
Queensland Theatre