Grin &Tonic has been active in the Queensland theatre scene for over 40 years and is known for its strong youth and education arm. Queensland Theatre Company is the state’s flagship professional theatre company.
The 7 Stage of Grieving is a classic one woman work requiring a very special performer and Gin and Tonic cast far north Queensland woman Chenoa Deemal who also received permission to use language from her lands in the show.
For QTC’s Executive Director Sue Donnelly, The 7 Stages of Grieving fitted perfectly into its programming both in terms of the Company’s commitment to Indigenous work and its DIVA suite of works which brought together five ‘theatrical goddesses’, each taking centre stage in their own tour-de-force performances.
For Grin and Tonic Artistic Director Jason Klarwein, the shared knowledge and skills with QTC especially in production and management were invaluable, especially with QTC’s Executive Director becoming a mentor for Grin and Tonic’s General Manager.
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