THE 2021 COMMITTEE
Congratulations to the 2021 Kucom Theatre Management Committee elected at Kucom’s Annual General Meeting, welcome to our new Patron, Mayor Greg Williamson, and a fond farewell to our outgoing Patron, former Councillor Kevin Casey.
Front, L to R: Carolyn Roche (Secretary), Kevin Casey, Mayor Greg Williamson, Joe Clutterbuck (President).
Back, L to R: Tessa King (Treasurer), Maureen Coleman, Sarah Ralph, Bronwyn Grannall (Vice President), Monica Stewart-McLean.
Kucom memberships are now open for the coming year - download your membership application form here.
Theatre Sports returned to Kucom in July, with workshops on 30th July, 13th August and 27th August followed by a public performance on Friday 10th September.
The success of this event has encouraged us to schedule another Theatre Sports program for 2022.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us.
In the meantime, remember to keep an eye out for updates on the Kucom Facebook page.
The Kucom Club Night held on Saturday 29th May 2021 showcased the talents of many Kucom members including Joe Clutterbuck, Maureen Coleman, Bronwyn Grannall, Tessa King, Matilda and Steven Ralph, Carolyn Roche, musician and composer Ken Sanders, writer Brooke McReynolds, and the director and cast members of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.
The evening was voted a great success, and we're planning the next one for Friday 19th November, when we will be hosting a radio-themed Club Night, presenting some short radio plays with an introduction by a very special guest.
2021 kicked off with The New Normal, a season of one-act plays in February, and Big Bad Mouse (April/May), a comedy directed by Geoff Stewart-McLean, and continued with a successful season of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, directed by Luana Royle, which was part of the July 2021 Mackay Festival of Arts.
The final production for 2021, directed by Victor Scott, is When the Rain Stops Falling by acclaimed Australian playwright Andrew Bovell (probably best known as the writer of Lantana).
Kucom's 75th birthday
The Committee has put together an exciting program for 2022, which will mark Kucom's 75th anniversary as the oldest continuously operating community theatre in Mackay:
A season of one-act plays 17,18,19, 24, 25, 26 February 2022. Auditions Sunday 12 December.
Dinkum Assorted, by Linda Aronson, directed by Luana Royle. Season dates 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 April 2022. Auditions December (date/s TBA).
The Vicar of Dibley 2, adapted from original TV scripts by Richard Curtis, directed by Bronwyn Grannall. This will be a Mackay Festival of Arts Fringe event. Season dates 14,15, 16, 21, 22, 23 July 2022. Auditions Sunday 12 December 2021.
The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, directed by Sarah Ralph. Season dates 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 October 2022. Audition date to be advised.