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Join us for a chat and a cuppa as we settle in for some Quality Time. Our podcast offers you a peek behind the scenes at Queensland’s state theatre company. Hosted by our Artistic Director Lee Lewis, we’ll be sharing conversations with our team members and artists. Hear how they came to work in the arts industry and the many exciting stories they’ve collected along the way.

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Join us for a chat and a cuppa as we settle in for some Quality Time. Our podcast offers you a peek behind the scenes at Queensland’s state theatre company. Hosted by our Artistic Director Lee Lewis, we’ll be sharing conversations with our team members and artists. Hear how they came to work in the arts industry and the many exciting stories they’ve collected along the way.

    Love will transcend – BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE

    Love will transcend – BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE

    Trent Dalton’s BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE is the blockbuster Brisbane story with a heart of gold. Not only has Eli Bell’s tale of love, hope and resilience resonated with countless readers, it also inspired the creative team working tirelessly to open such an ambitious production during a global pandemic. On this episode of the Quality Time podcast, Lee Lewis is joined by director Sam Strong and cast members Michala Banas and Tom Yaxley to hear all about their journey getting this beloved story to the stage.




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    • 1 hr 8 min
    1 in 3 women – Prima Facie

    1 in 3 women – Prima Facie

    In a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his, Suzie Miller’s award-winning Prima Facie is a rapid-fire, one-woman tour de force indictment of the legal system. Joining director, Lee Lewis in the studio today is Sheridan Harbridge who has embraced the enormous role of Tessa, in her acclaimed portrayal of a ruthless defense lawyer at the top of her game who finds herself on the other side of the bar. We hope you enjoy this lively chat between two passionate performance makers.




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    Theme music by Wil Hughes


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    • 42 min
    Adapting for the stage - Boy Swallows Universe

    Adapting for the stage - Boy Swallows Universe

    Not every great book makes for a great play. What works on the page may not translate into the theatricality of a stage adaptation. But when that lightning does strike — and it’s a best-selling book based on the author’s own life — well, you can only imagine the pressure that sits with the playwright, to not only do right by the author, but also the audiences flocking to see the play. Today, Lee Lewis catches up with Tim McGarry to delve into his adaption of Trent Dalton’s beloved Boy Swallows Universe.




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    • 38 min
    Write what you want – Queensland Premier’s Drama Award

    Write what you want – Queensland Premier’s Drama Award

    There’s nothing like a new Australian play to capture the current voice of our country. A story can find its way to our stage through many paths, but perhaps one of the most direct and exciting ways is through the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. Celebrating 20 years in 2021, this Award discovers, develops and produces outstanding Australian plays. It’s the only playwriting prize in the country that guarantees a premiere season of the work. Joining Lee Lewis in the studio today are previous winners Daniel Evans and Steve Pirie to discuss their experiences with the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, and their suggestions for playwrights considering entering their scripts this year.

    You can learn more about the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award here.




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    • 52 min
    The huge umbrella term ‘Asian Australian’ – White Pearl

    The huge umbrella term ‘Asian Australian’ – White Pearl

    Our recent season of White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King held a mirror to the complexities of pan-Asian experiences. We’d like to keep this conversation going, so in this episode of the podcast, our producer of new work Shari Irwin is joined by guest artists, Ngoc Phan, Merlynn Tong, and Vaishnavi Suryaprakash to share their experiences as Asian women working in the Australian arts industry.




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    • 59 min
    Raising daughters – Taming of the Shrew

    Raising daughters – Taming of the Shrew

    Single fathers raising daughters is a feature in many of Shakespeare’s plays. It reflected the unfortunate reality that many women died in child birth. It also helped drive narratives stemming from these fathers being unsure of how to tackle the challenge of parenting their daughters in a society that wasn’t built to support such relationships, or that offered women much in the way of opportunity. On this episode of the Quality Time podcast, Lee Lewis is joined by John McNeil and Claudia Ware to discuss the father/daughter relationships in Taming of the Shrew.




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    Theme music by Wil Hughes


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    • 39 min

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