Blue Cow Theatre to take its final bow

Lacking secure government support, the Hobart-based Blue Cow has decided to bow out on its own terms.
Blue Cow. Image is a group of people in and around an old rusty jeep.

Hobart-based company Blue Cow Theatre is winding up its operations, with a final celebration of the company’s 13-year legacy to be held early in 2024.

The news was announced earlier this week in an email from Executive Producer Lucinda Toynbee Wilson and the Blue Cow Board.

‘We are writing to tell you that after a great deal of thought the Blue Cow Board has decided, given we were unsuccessful in our most recent funding application, to not reapply for any future funding,’ the announcement read.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts