Awards


Community theatre, that wonder of nationwide, volunteer-run artistry, remains as popular as it is miraculous. If you’re a working actor, chances are your dream of theatrical stardom was born on a community theatre stage. Unlike the high stakes and cutthroat competition that may dominate professional acting, the local theatre world brings communities together, inspires local audiences, and launches the careers of emerging thespians....

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Community theatre has underpinned all theatre in this country and when you work in a local theatre it can only be done in friendship and by putting yourself out. There are many wonderful actors in community shows who could easily make a living for themselves in professional theatre, but they choose not to. Gathering together people with varying talents, Encore build teams that make something that wasn’t there before. Live theatre....

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Family, friendship, love, laughter, curiosity, risk… hope and possibility. The theatre is a place for experiencing all of these values that hold us together as a community. Encore believes that creativity strengthens communities, making them more vibrant places to live and work. Their focus is around enhancing that creativity in our community and making access to the arts an affordable possibility for all. In 2012, Launceston City...

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With Encore Theatre Company’s team members volunteer anything from 10 to 400+ hours per show, with a conservative estimate of annual volunteer hours coming in at 40,000+. Delivering affordable, locally produced shows to the wider community, Encore Theatre Company firmly believe that theatre is the greatest team sport ever invented, where individuals can only shine because of the work and dedication of the team supporting them....

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It’s not enough to announce ‘hey, let’s put on a show” and expect community support and to be successful. Theatre projects need to be driven by an energetic and disciplined committee to maximise audience awareness and most importantly, community engagement of the event. Following an outstanding 12 months of productions, including the Tasmanian Premiere season of The Boy from Oz and the epic Les Misérables, Encore Theatre Company was...

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When you hear the sound of corks popping at the table next to you in a local Launceston bar after work, it’s a sure sign that there is something to celebrate. And it was that simple, yet delicious sound that provided the catalyst upon which the business-arts partnership between ResCom Launceston and Encore Theatre Company was founded. The partnership between ResCom and Encore Theatre Company was recognised for excellence and awarded...

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