Good things happen when the young Dare to Dream

JUTE Theatre Company’s new First Nations residency program, Dare to Dream, hits the road this month in Far North Queensland.
I Gut this Feeling Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins and Maurice Sailor. Photo: Mimi Tanaka

Based in Cairns, JUTE Theatre Company (JUTE), an acronym for Just Us Theatre Ensemble, is one of the key cultural organisations situated in Far North Queensland (FNQ). From humble beginnings some 30 years ago, JUTE has grown into a highly regarded national theatre company, creating exciting new works that are stretching the boundaries of theatre. Focused on diversity and telling stories that are unique to its place in FNQ, JUTE connects with local and remote communities by using the medium of theatre as a catalyst for change.   

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Suzannah Conway is ArtsHub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer. Suzannah is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She has been writing reviews and music articles for over 15 years and regularly reviews classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals.