|President – Mal Young
Never work with children or animals!
I think I took this advice as a challenge as I have not only worked as an educator within the Drama field, but also as a Veterinary nurse. The logical progression? Becoming the president of The Coolum Theatre Players!
When I have tread the boards, I have been a temptress, an unimpressed matriarch and a despondent witch. I have also stumbled into many roles within the theatre family including Lighting design for Rock Eisteddfod (Miles, 2001), Stage manager for ‘Rapunzel’ (Margaret River), lighting for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (CTP), and Sound for both ‘Spamalot’ and ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ (CTP).
Yes, you will see me generally skulking around and maybe even on stage. I look forward to a larger role as President of The Coolum Theatre Players!
|Secretary – Jenny Gilcrist
Jenny is the longest continuous serving member with Coolum Theatre Players. She arrived on the Coast in 2002 and has been on the committee in numerous capacities ever since. During this time she has been involved in all aspects of every production. As wardrobe mistress she continues to put her hand on every “bib and bob” and ensures the actors look splendid on stage. Jenny was also very involved in CTPs Youth Theatre for a number of years. She’s also performed on stage, worked backstage, front of house, on the committee and as President. Jenny contributes to this company’s stability. She was awarded Life Membership at the Silver Jubilee Dinner in 2013.
|Treasurer – Greg McMahon
Greg moved to the Sunshine coast 10 years ago and agreed to support one of my wives interests by helping backstage at CTP. This led to roles onstage and now my next role as Treasurer. At least I do have some “experience” for this role! One thing I’ve learned is that as with all clubs and community groups, there is something for everyone. If you want to know more, come along to our next audition, show or coffee catch ups
I first became involved with Coolum Theatre Players in 2004, as a prompt, after my daughter auditioned for “Annie Get Your Gun”. Together we continued to perform in various musicals at both Coolum Theatre and Noosa Arts, including “HMS Pinafore”, “Barnum”, “Iolanthe” and “GiGi”. I have also performed in the One Act Plays and The Great Pretenders.Additionally, I have been involved with bookings and ticket sales, Front of House, Coolum’s Youth Theatre and treasurer on the committee. Upon returning I have assumed a role as a committee member with the responsibility of taking the meeting minutes.
Julie was “conned” into doing props for “The King & I”, back in 2003. She lost 3kgs through that production! Then, she was “conned” into being Stage Manager and realised she had found her niche. There are too many productions to list, but the highlights for her have been “The Crucible”, “The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness”, “Noises Off”, “The Mousetrap” & “The Great Pretenders.” She realised she had “graduated” when she did “Les Miserables” in 2008, where she was in charge of 146 cast & crew, oh and one explosives expert! She says “something went wrong in practically every show! But to the audience, it was flawless!” She came to Coolum Theatre Players in 2010 to do “Ma Baker’s Tonic” and was so impressed with the friendliness and acknowledgement of her often overlooked contribution to a production that she decided to stay!