Making a big splash with Singin’ in the Rain

A collaboration between Prospero Arts and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre embodies a future direction for the performing arts in Brisbane.

Hayley Johnson is brim full of enthusiasm as she talks animatedly about her latest venture, the newly formed theatre production company, Prospero Arts. 

Born and raised in Brisbane, Johnson studied musical theatre at the West Australian Performing Arts Academy (WAPAA). Her career as a performer led her to working as both a singer and dancer in Sydney and Melbourne, followed by stints working overseas in Japan and New York.

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Suzannah Conway is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She is a freelance arts writer and has been writing reviews and articles for over 20 years, regularly reviewing classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals. Most recently she was Arts Hub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer.