Matilda Awards

Monday 20th Feb 2017

The Matilda Awards are a not-for-profit organisation that honour and celebrate the achievements of the Queensland theatre Industry.

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Elise Greig's 2018 Matilda Awards Speech

Elise Greig presents her speech as Chair of the Matilda Awards Judging Panel at the 2018 Awards Ceremony…

As you can see from tonight, 2018 was a huge year for theatre in Queensland.  We remembered JT kicking a goal in the Last Minute while our own JT, Jo Thomas, was kicking goals over at Metro. We relished the Sound of a Finished Kiss before traveling to Cairns for all things Bukal, down to the Gold Coast for all things Commonwealth and then down the rabbit hole to find Alice.  We awoke in Spring, broke our hearts in The Village, adjusted our Privacy Settings as Sam Strong skilfully revolved us through Twelfth Night while Todd McDonald packed a Prize Fighting punch.  Then, just as the Blood Voted we got Nearer the Gods and realised there were a number of things we’d Been Meaning to Ask You, but then it was Crunch Time and while singing a Kransky Christmas Carol we decided to Live Happily Ever After before ultimately realising that, We Live Here.

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Report from Elise Greig, Chair of the Judging Panel

Well, time flies when you’re having fun and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing at the Matilda Awards.  Flying.  No, having fun seeing loads and loads of theatre…

As mentioned during our first newsletter back in May, an important element of the role of Lead Judge is to maintain clear and open communication with the theatre industry.  We’ve been doing this through targeted conversations and correspondence; by reaching out to groups who might have overlooked, or not known, they could register their show and by seeking feedback that we then unpack during our meetings.  This newsletter is another way in which we aim to ensure those channels are open and flowing by keeping our industry in the loop about what’s been happening during Judging Committee and Executive meetings. 

(photo by Susan Hetherington: performers from Chasing Smoke perform at the Matilda Awards Sponsorship Event)

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Report from Elise Greig, Chair of the Matildas Judging Panel

Hard to believe it’s been over 3 months since the 2017 Matilda Awards ceremony, but it has, and we’ve hit the ground running here at the Matilda Judging Committee.  As announced at the awards ceremony, we have a fresh new committee - Rosemary Walker, Nathan Sibthorpe, Catarina Hebbard, James Harper, Yvette Walker, Lewis Jones, Nasim Khosravi, Troy Ollerenshaw, Susan Hetherington, Anna Yen and, I (Elise Greig) as Lead Judge.  

An important element of the role of Lead Judge is to maintain clear and open communication with the theatre industry.  Therefore, on behalf of the Matilda Judging committee, I would like to introduce you to the Matilda Newsletter.  This newsletter will be distributed every few months and will aim to keep members of the Queensland theatre community and other interested parties in the loop regarding what’s been happening during Judging Committee and Executive meetings….

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