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 is returning to Kucom in July, with workshops scheduled for 30th July, 13th August and 27th August followed by a performance on Friday 10th September!
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.
We are still looking for people who can commit to being part of the organising committee that will
help to keep this project going once we get started.
Anyone 16 years or older is invited to be part of the project. Come along, learn what is involved and participate in our group games. Come on your own
or with friends – by the end of the night there will just be friends.
The first Kucom Club Night for 2021, held on Saturday 29th May, 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 already planning the next one for Friday 12th 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.
Auditions will be held at 10am on Saturday 31 July for Victor Scott's October production of When The Rain Stops Falling, by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell (probably best known as the writer of Lantana). You can register and download your audition pack here.
Kucom's 75th birthday
The Committee is looking for people interested in directing productions for 2022, which will mark Kucom's 75th anniversary as the oldest continuously operating community theatre in Mackay.
July 2022 has already been selected for The Vicar of Dibley 2, to be directed by Bronwyn Grannall (performing rights pending), and we're planning to hold auditions towards the end of this year.