Ipswich will welcome a new event in 2021 with Ipswich City Council partnering with the popular Anywhere Festival.

Anywhere Festival gives audiences a chance to discover performances anywhere but traditional theatre spaces.

The 2021 festival will be held 6-23 May over 18 days across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and now Ipswich.

The Ipswich program will be developed by local creative producer Timothy Wynn who will work closely with local performance makers.  

Poets, comedians, musicians, theatre groups, circus performers, dancers or venues and producers, with an event they want to pitch to Anywhere Festival, were encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest by 20 December 2020 to take part in the 2021 Anywhere Festival.   While EOI’s have now officially closed, late submissions will be considered until mid-January.

Submissions are also encouraged from local residents and venues who are keen to get involved or to host a show.

The Ipswich program of Anywhere Festival is co-funded by Ipswich City Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

For more information about the festival and how to lodge an Expression of Interest is available at https://anywhere.is/

Meet Local Ipswich Creative Producer Timothy Wynn

Since 2009 Timothy has fashioned diverse and imaginative seasons of theatrical experiences as the Artistic Director of THAT Production Company based in Ipswich.

 He has directed over 20 productions, including the Australian premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at Studio 188, Ipswich); Saved by Edward Bond (at the Old Courthouse, Ipswich); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (at the Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove); and Spring’s Awakening (at Metro Arts, Brisbane).

Timothy studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, and trained at the JUTE Theatre Company’s Director Development Program facilitated by Dr David Fenton. Timothy has also worked as an Assistant Director with Backbone Youth Arts, JUTE Theatre Company, Spotlight Theatre, and Fractal Theatre Company. In 2017 his production of Cosi with Beenleigh Theatre Company was nominated for seven Gold Coast theatre awards, winning Best Supporting Actress and Best Magic Moment of Theatre. In 2018 Timothy directed Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (also for Beenleigh Theatre Company) and Baal by Bertolt Brecht for Vena Cava Theatre Company. In 2019 he was a directorial observer for Death of a Salesman at Queensland Theatre, directed a staged reading of Thread by Emma Workman for La Boite’s HWY Festival and directed the Queensland premiere of Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan.


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