Time 2 Thrive aims to inspire
TIME 2 Thrive is an inspiring and playful event that is sure to have you dancing and cheering with excitement, feeling empowered and ready to move forward in your life.
Inspiring Minds Movement was created by Jessica Kate after experiencing her own journey of grief and depression from her father’s suicide last year. Her mission is to actively help educate people on how to move forward in growth and empowerment and to improve the quality of their life with lasting change.
While raising awareness for suicide prevention, this event is proudly supporting the charity Livin, raising money for this cause.
In this upbeat, exciting environment, professional inspirational guest speakers will be coming together to offer their unique experiences to help audience members get the most out of life and live to their full potential.
D Minor, from TV’s Australia’s Got Talent fame, will be sharing his captivating story of being homeless at age 11 to becoming a successful music producer and talented songwriter and rapper by the age of 23. He will then perform his hit singles Concrete Pillow and Home Run.
Chang Po Ching, from TV’s The Voice Australia, will join D Minor in a duet as well as a party anthem solo performance to keep the energy levels high.
Tommy Franklin, (also known as Salty Rain) from Australia’s Got Talent, will take the audience on a spiritual journey before lighting up the stage with an epic dance performance. The event is at Venue 114 on Sunday, February 16, from 10am-4pm. Book at venue 114.com.au.
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CELEBRATE Noosa Arts Theatre’s 50th birthday with three of the most-loved one act plays from the National One Act Playwriting Competitions.
After 43 years of great plays, the three that have made the cut are: Nancy Cato’s Travellers Through The Night, John Cundill’s The Eulogy and Debra Chalmers Here’s The Thing.
Travellers Through the Night was performed as part of the first One Act Playwriting Competition in 1977 and was an adaptation of a short story Cato had written years before. It is night at an interstate roadhouse cafe. A woman and a man are attracted to each other, but their lives are altered irrevocably by a serious accident involving a mysterious stranger. Director Sue Sewell is excited to be reimagining this classic and has cast local favourites Glen Miller, Tracey Simpson, Paul Wright and Tom Middleton.
Sewell joined Noosa Arts in the early ’80s and after a stint in the UK, returned to the Sunshine Coast to continue her involvement at Noosa Arts.
The Eulogy, winning Audience Choice in 2008, is a poignant drama by John Cundill in which a son decides to show his dying mother a draft of his intended eulogy for her funeral. Director Liza Park is relishing working with stage greats Yvie Sommerville and Ian Mackeller. Although Park trained as an actor at NIDA, she has enjoyed her directorial efforts at Noosa Arts Theatre over the past decade.
She directed The Eulogy as part of the 2008 One Act Play Festival, and is thrilled to revisit it. Here’s The Thing won Best Play and Audience Choice at the Noosa One Act Play Competition in 2012 and has since been performed in Australia and overseas.
This is a raucous comedy about two sisters, Amanda and Carolyn, who didn’t expect to have much more than blinding headaches after their big night out on the town. But finding a naked young man passed out on their couch makes them ask the question: what the hell did we do last night? If only they could remember …
Director Jenni McCaul is excited to be working with award-winning actors including Jannine Ritchie, Jane Rivers and Helen Smith.
Retro Replays is at Noosa Arts Theatre from now until February 22 at 7.30pm, with matinees tomorrow and Sunday, February 15 and 16, at 2pm. Proceeds from the opening night performance on Thursday, February 20, will be donated to a community theatre affected by the recent bushfire crisis. Book at noosaartstheatre.org.au.
D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective
LEARN to make theatre to positively impact change in the community with D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective.
Upcoming workshops include: Movement for Actors – Meyerhold’s Biomechanics (February 29-March 1).
For its next production, during Anywhere Theatre Festival, the collective welcomes keen hearts and souls who could lend a hand in the areas of stage management, light and sound operation, front of house, marketing and advertising.
Details at divetheatre.com.