Imaginary Theatre is a Brisbane-based company creating inspiring art and arts experiences for children and their communities. We engage intergenerational audiences in contemporary multi-artform experiences that excite imaginations and inspire creativity, empowering children and adults to collaboratively think, make & do as key contributors to their communities.
Since 2006, over 180,000 people have seen or participated in Imaginary projects, nationally, & internationally.
Our 2018 partnership with Punchdrunk (UK) for Festival 2018 Gold Coast saw Imaginary lead a local team to realise the Australian production of Punchdrunk’s ‘The Lost Lending Library’, and to also collaborate on the creation of a new work for the festival ‘Coastal Curiosities’. This partnership was hugely successful, as is reflected in Imaginary’s ongoing & exclusive rights to present ‘The Lost Lending Library’ in Australia, and in Punchdrunk’s engagement of Imaginary’s Artistic Director Thom Browning into an Associate Director role on other international projects.
Our 2016 contemporary theatre work for children aged 2-5 and their adults, ‘보인다 I See You’, was created in collaboration between artists in Brisbane and Seoul. Commissioned by QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival and the ASSITEJ Korea Festival, the work premiered in Brisbane before touring to Seoul for the ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival. Our previous early years work ‘Look’ was presented in two seasons at Brisbane Powerhouse, at the 2014 Come Out festival in Adelaide, the 2012 ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival in Seoul, and at the 2013 AHA International Theatre Festival for Children in Bangalore, India.
Executive team, Fiona MacDonald and Thom Browning, are experienced producers with a track record working in international markets. Thom’s work with Danish company Theatre Madam Bach has been presented in India, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Lithuania, Greenland, France, Italy & Ireland. Fiona is an ISPA International and Australian fellow alumni, and has worked extensively in international contexts, most recently as producer of a new arts learning program for the A.S.K in Shanghai.