Welcome to Catbird Theatre based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
We specialise in professional actors performing for young audiences. Our aim is to inspire wonder and awaken the imagination in young people.
Join us as we stage Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes in one day!
We will share our hard work for family and friends at the end of the day.
9:30am - 3:30pm
Back by popular demand! In this 3-hour workshop, we will make two different types of puppets and learn the basics of puppetry.
9am - 12pm
Hone your acting skills in this full day of theatre games, improv, and physical theatre. Get ready to stretch your imaginations!
9:30am - 3:30pm
Stark Raven Mad is a fast-paced, interactive poetry show where over 30 poems are performed.
It is dark and funny, but also delightful and a bit absurd. It takes the audience through a poetical journey bringing to life gothic poems using puppets, costumes, movement, and music.
Perfect for Year 2 to Year 6
Alice Beaver Clapham grew up in Tennessee, USA. She received her BA in Theatre Arts at Rollins College, Florida and her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences at Arizona State University, Arizona. She studied acting at RADA in London and at the Stella Adler Studio in NYC. Alice has worked professionally as a performer, playwright, director, and arts educator for the past 20 years in the USA (Childsplay) Honduras (teatro la fragua) Hong Kong (Faust, HKYAF, AFTEC, S4A) and Singapore (Faust). She has worked and studied with renowned community-based theatres Cornerstone Theater in Los Angeles and Sojourn Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Alice is also an accomplished voice actor working for companies such as Disney, Cartoon Network, Animax, and V-Tech. In Australia, Alice has collaborated with D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective and Perseverance Street Theatre.
Mary Eggleston is an actor, performance & instillation artist, a writer, and producer of performing and visual arts. She’s a keen collaborator and has worked in Australia and abroad since 1997. She trained in physical theatre with Zen Zen Zo and then went on to study mime and movement theatre at dieEtage in Berlin. Mary has toured extensively with Artslink and QLD Music Festival’s Youth Touring. She was selected to be part of the 2020 PlayLab mentorship under the guidance of Maxine Mellor and she’s currently writing collaboratively on a new work for theatre with Dr Nycole Prowse. Mary has worked as external producer for Project 24 – a council funded arts residency program at 2nd Space in Nambour. In 2023 Mary performed with Sunshine Coast based theatre companies, Catbird Theatre and DIVE Theatre Collective.
Mia Hollingworth is an Australian educator and performance artist based on the Sunshine Coast, Kabi Kabi country. A dance graduate of the Victorian College of Arts in 1996, her career as a contemporary dancer for live and film work has seen her collaborate and tour with some of Melbourne’s leading experimental contemporary companies and choreographers from 1997-2009. Since moving to Queensland in 2018, Hollingworth has collaborated, performed and produced contemporary dance and theatre projects with and for the community of the Sunshine Coast. Hollingworth is committed to dance advocacy through contributing to conversations and promoting Creativity in Education.
Catbird Theatre Company Pty Ltd
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
In the spirit of reconciliation Catbird Theatre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.