Mordialloc Theatre Company is a community based theatre group which presents its plays in the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkers Road, Parkdale, a very pleasant bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The audience subscriber base is primarily located within ten kilometres of the theatre, although many travel much longer distances to view our productions. Similarly, our active membership has a local core with other members commuting from throughout the metropolitan area.
The Company has a seven member Board of Management governing all aspects of the group’s affairs. Our current President is Steve Trevan, who was an active member of the company in the 1970s, and who returned to us a few years ago to guide the group through its negotiations with the Kingston Council, and the refurbishment of the SBT.
MTC presents five productions a year, covering a range of genres, drama, comedy, thriller, farce, with the very occasional small musical thrown in. The Company has several resident directors, but guest directors are brought in too, and space is also made for emerging directors, since these are the people that the company will rely on for its future.
We have had much success over the years at the Moomba, Waverley and VDL Awards, and we also have our own in-house Tegwyn Awards (named after our late Life Member Syd Jones) which honour creditable performance in a variety of technical, production and acting categories.
As with most amateur theatre companies, we are always on the lookout for new members to enjoy participation in and contribute to the Company’s success.