Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is a Brisbane based not-for-profit company with a vision to propel a world-wide trend for exciting, engaging, passionate performance regardless of access to traditional theatre infrastructure.
Anywhere is for:
Story telling began as something we did around camp fires and over time it has been ghettoed inside traditional theatre venues and the structures that go with them.
We believe that for our own stories and performance to survive we have to stop creating theatres where people “go” for live performance. Storytelling and performance needs to happen anywhere. People need to see performance, to see theatre and engage in theatre anywhere regardless of their income or location.
We also believe that restricting performance to theatres places an unnecessary gatekeeper for artists and audiences.
The majority of performers and producers wait for rare slots in theatres and fringe festivals where there are more performances than audiences members and the entire financial risk is placed on the independent producer.
We've also demonstrated that there is great opportunity for business and communities to benefit by placing performances in public and business locations.
We do this through innovative partnership with local businesses and performers by removing the fiscal and creative barriers in audience attendance. We create performance right where people live, work and play to make stronger, more vibrant communities.
We create opportunities for collaboration, for the meaning they bring to our lives, the power with which they engage us, to share stories and engage audiences to find meaningful solutions for the challenges we face today.
In five years Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited has presented festivals in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales with over 1,300 performances to over 274,316 people.
We create cohesive communities where diversity, achievement and excellence are fostered. Where supporters, volunteers, audiences, participants, consumers, makers, creators, keepers and distributors of arts and culture are cherished and engaged instead of permitted to attend.
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MEET OUR TALENTED TEAM
CEO & Artistic Director
Paul Osuch is the Co-Founder of Anywhere Theatre Festival Ltd, a festival for performance anywhere but a theatre.
Paul Osuch holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and is a graduate of the NIDA Playwrights Studio. He is an Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Leader, a Queensland Government Cultural Champion and Arts Queensland Industry Expert in Festivals, Marketing and Producing.
He was Artistic Director of Borderline Defamation Productions for several years, producing and directing the world premiere of many new works, including the Australian Film Industry nominated All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, which has since been adapted into a feature length film. He has created and marketed major productions from the Soho Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre in London to the Cement Box Theatre in Brisbane and been responsible for the rebranding of organisations including the U.K’s Rose Bruford College
Paul has always been focused on new ideas and ways to make theatre a bigger part of everyone’s life.
GM & Creative Producer
Ally brings a decade of experience in the arts to her role of producer and General Manager here at Anywhere Theatre Festival.
She is a cultural entrepreneur, actor, writer, producer and director who in 2013 became one of YWCA’s Queensland Leading Women. Ally uses her varied talents to motivate Anywhere Theatre Festival participants to realise their creative aspirations.
“I want to empower others to find inspiration in their own abilities, to build an environment in which experimentation and discovery is celebrated while a sustainable arts practice is sought for a long and fruitful career.”
Ally has a Bachelor of Journalism, Masters in Writing and she studied acting at Rose Bruford College in London. She is also co-founder at Seeding Time Pictures, a film company dedicated to telling stories that matter. Ally is interested in ensuring artists profit from their efforts.
"It speaks about current issues and highlights the talent within the arts community and gives the silent a voice."
"The festival makes it clear that theatre is about connecting with people and that is something I deeply respect and am proud to take part in."
"Anywhere Festival embodies what theatre should be about."
"In my work with Anywhere Theatre Festival, I have witnessed how this innovative concept delivers creative and partnership opportunities to the broader commercial sector."
"The support form the management team was exceptional. Absolutely exceptional. I've never felt more supported."
"Paul and his small team have done an outstanding job creating this highly innovative festival in the most cost effective manner I have ever witnessed!"
""This has been our most financially successful festival all year, even after touring our shows nationally!"