Backbone Ensemble

Backbone Ensemble is a collection of young artists brought together for a year of work under the facilitation of an industry leader.

In 2019, the Backbone Ensemble is working with Lucas Stibbard to train and create work together in a tight-knit ensemble. This is an opportunity to stretch performance skills and networks, across a total of 40 weeks of training throughout the year.

This is an audition-based process with an annual intake. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more!

 

ABOUT LUCAS STIBBARD

A founding member of The Escapists,  Lucas Stibbard  has extensive theatre experience primarily in Queensland and has taught at NIDA and the Queensland University of Technology, among other places. He also writes, works as a dramaturg and in stage management. Lucas' performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest) and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh). He has won a number of awards including 2011 Best Independent Production Matilda Award and a Helpmann Nomination for Boy Girl Wall.

A founding member of The Escapists, Lucas Stibbard has extensive theatre experience primarily in Queensland and has taught at NIDA and the Queensland University of Technology, among other places. He also writes, works as a dramaturg and in stage management. Lucas' performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest) and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh). He has won a number of awards including 2011 Best Independent Production Matilda Award and a Helpmann Nomination for Boy Girl Wall.