“I have always maintained that theatre is a major part of education, and one of the motives for my benefaction is to ensure that live theatre remains available to all in our society.”
When John Casey retired to Brisbane in 2012 from Sydney — where he frequented Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre and Bell Shakespeare — it was only a matter of time before he attended Queensland Theatre. Libby Munro’s performance in Venus in Fur was particularly memorable, convincing him to become a regular patron and to add his support to his new local theatre.
After many enjoyable years as a patron, John was pleased to become a donor to Queensland Theatre during our ‘Foundations for the Future’ campaign to support the redevelopment of the Bille Brown Theatre. In his words, “Nearer the Gods and Antigone alone would have justified the expense!”
We thank our Visionary Dr John Casey for his passionate support, and for sharing his giving story with the Queensland Theatre community.