our staff

Danielle Carter - DirectorManaging Director - Hanna Pickersgill


Hanna has completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Applied Theatre, and a Masters’ of Creative Industries (MCI) at QUT.

In 2010 she joined the Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT). Performing in regular Battle of the WITs, and shows for The New Zealand Improv. Festival 2011 and The Wellington International Comedy Festival 2012.

Performing in productions including CSI: Wainuii, Wednesdays the WIT (Micetro and Gorilla formats) and DIVAS and the Beast.

Hanna values continued professional development and performance training. She recently attended 2017 Action Theatre with Danielle Cresp, 2018 Playmoves with Anna Yen, Clowning for Beginners with Laura Trenerry, Insuring Failure: Finding Your Clown with Jeff Turpin, and Hand & Monitor Puppetry with Larrikin Puppets (Brett Hansen & Elissa Jenkins).

Hanna is passionate about supporting BYT students to discover and improve their performing skills, helping them to gain confidence and grow academic, social and emotional resilience.

Staff Policy


Staff are all screened rigorously and have a blue card for working with children. Professional acting experience and collaborating with youth are criteria for being accepted as working with the Brisbane Youth Theatre team.

Rebecca Hull Facilitator - Cameron Hurry


Cameron Hurry completed actor training at USQ.

His theatre credits include: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THE LONESOME WEST, FRANKENSTEIN, STRANGE ATTRACTOR, DELICACY, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, MACBETH, ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, JANE EYRE, LITTLE WOMEN, and SHADOWLANDS.

His film and television work includes THE F WORD, THE ALPHA, AVULSION, Channel 7’s WANTED and HOGES, as well as several commercials.

Cameron has toured nationally three times with children’s theatre and also has a love for clowning.

Dominic Nimo Facilitator - Dominic Nimo
Dom graduated in 2009 from QUT's Fine Arts Acting course. Following this, he has toured with Echelon Theatre Company's Science Week for Schools tour throughout Queensland and has made appearances in Sea Patrol's final season and the first season of Slide.

This year he made his main stage debut in As You Like You at the La Boîte Theatre Company.

Dom loves working with youth and empowering them through theatre.

Dominic Nimo Facilitator - Reuben Witsenhuysen
Reuben is passionate about harnessing the theatre process to engage and empower. After a focus on applied performance during his QUT Bachelor in Fine Arts [Theatre] Reuben spent two years acting and facilitating workshops with The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe in QLD and NSW high schools and leading holiday workshops for children with Drama Dragons. Recently, Reuben worked as a voice coach for the youth of Otamatea Repertory Theatre in New Zealand.

Reuben has performed professionally in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney theatres.

Combining the discipline and freedom of active creativity Reuben endeavors to foster self-esteem, expression, responsibility and teamwork.


 

ACTed Script Series

The ACTed script series is aimed at combining learning and theatre for optimal results in child development. These unique plays are written specifically for the educational stage of the participants with a focus on both social and academic learning. ACTed scripts reinforces and builds on current school syllabus as well as teaching expression, communication and confidence that theatre-based learning provides. The authentic voice of the participants is often integrated into the scripts through improvisation games.

ACTed Examples
Mean Melanie - a play about bullying written (ages 5-8) - This play sets up a real life playground scenario for the actors to explore, encourages actors to experience all the roles within a bullying scenario to broaden the acting and social experience.

Mini Monster - a play about a group of friends camping, nasty bugs and team-work (ages 8-12) - This special play helps actors explore natural sciences, introduces camping safety and encourages having fun with your friends 'outdoors'.

All programs are written with the guidance of professional education consultants and script consultants.

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