Therese Collie toured with the Popular Theatre Troupe before studying at the Lecoq School in Paris. A playwright, director, actor and dramaturge, in 2000, Therese was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship and The Playlab Award for her commitment to developing and presenting imaginative new work and fostering a sense of community in Queensland.
Other career highlights include: Director/Co-creator of the AWGIE award-winning Torres Strait Islander Children’s Play, Kese Solwata for KITE Theatre; Director of Svetlana in Slingbacks for La Boite Theatre; Writer/Director of Long Way Round for the ATOM award-winning SBS drama series Under The Skin; Director/Co-creator of Chinese Take Away, subsequently adapted as a doco-drama for SBS television, in which she acted.
Writing credits include: AWGIE nominated plays- Murri Time (KITE Theatre) and Goin’ to the Island (Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts) and
Published plays- Out of the Blue (Street Arts), Goin’ to the Island and Binni’s Backyard (KITE and Kooemba Jdarra).
In 2008 Therese formed Playabout Productions with Tim Mullooly, presenting a weekly walking tour, The Story of Brisbane at Brisbane Powerhouse from 2016-18. In 2013 Therese was Lead Artist (Brisbane) of Hubcap Productions’ Dust, a musical theatre show composed by and featuring Mark Seymour from Hunters & Collectors.
Therese is currently Co-Director of Anna Yen’s physical theatre work Slow Boat. She is also writer and producer of a new play inspired by her mother’s family set during the 1974 Brisbane flood, entitled White China.
by Therese Collie and Nadine McDonald
Join Binni as she discovers the wonderment of her own backyard.
Goin' To The Island
by Therese Collie
Thomas Jenkis was born on the Island. In and out of jail for petty crime, he eventually finds himself on ...