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Welcome to Squeaky Dog Theatre Company

About Squeaky Dog Theatre Company

Squeaky Dog Theatre Company is a nonprofit touring company, with the aim of bringing live theatre to the community. In addition to our mainstream productions we perform in both Retirement Facilities and Schools.

Retirement Facilities
Squeaky Dog Theatre Company in Retirement Facilities provides fun interactive live shows which serve to support creative aging. Squeaky Dog Theatre Company understands the vital relationship between creative expression, healthy ageing and the need to enrich the lives of our seniors.

Schools
Squeaky Dog Theatre Company in schools showcases dramatic works that support NSW Drama and English syllabuses. Our productions are staged in schools as part of a tour, or occasionally, at specific community venues. Squeaky Dog Theatre Company recognises the need for live theatre to be accessible to all school students, regardless of geographical location.

Our Directors

Liz Coote
Liz's passion for theatre began at the ripe old age of seven after attending an acting course for children at NIDA in Sydney. She went on to study, under the guidance of John Orcsik and Tim Elston, at The Australian Playhouse Studio, TAPS, where she gained a Diploma in Acting. Following this Liz went on to play roles in Country Practice and GP.

Liz has been an avid supporter of community theatre where she has performed numerous roles in productionsat Riverside Theatre Parramatta and the Arts Theatre Cronulla, where she met Susan. Alongside Liz's acting career she is a Registered Nurse having worked at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, and more recently in Aged Care.

It is in her role as a nurse that Liz has discovered the importance of live theatre and its vital relationship between creative expression and healthy ageing. Besides taking on acting roles with Squeaky Dog Theatre Company, Liz is the companies Production Manager.

Susan Geldart
Susan, originally from the UK, commenced her theatrical career in operettas under the influence of her operatic parents. After appearing in various youth theatre productions Susan went on to study a degree in Contemporary Theatre in London which opened acting opportunities without the singing. Susan moved to Australia in 2000 with her family where she studied for a Master of Teaching (Drama) at Sydney University.

Susan has trained as a director with Sydney director Kate Gaul. Susan has also completed a Certificate 111 in Live Production at NIDA. She has played leading roles in productions at the Arts Theatre Cronulla, where she met Liz, and at Riverside Parramatta. She has recently had a film role in The Daughter directed by Simon Stone.

As a director, Susan's portfolio includes several plays at the Arts Theatre Cronulla and with Squeaky Dog Theatre Company. Susan currently teaches Drama and Entertainment at a public high school, and it's in her role as a drama teacher, and a tutor for the NSW Schools State Drama program, that she has developed a passion for drama education. Susan is Squeaky Dog Theatre Company's Artistic Director.

Tracey Owens
Tracey has had a lifelong love affair with theatre. She met Liz at high school and they bonded over their love of performing. Tracey then went on to study at the Ensemble Theatre for three years at North Sydney under the tutelage of Hayes Gordon and performe in theatre, film and television for several years. During this time she wrote and performed her own comedy material at the The Sydney Comedy Store, Harold Park Hotel, Improv Club Los Angeles and appeared on Channel 9's "Starsearch" in the comedy category.

Tracey has performed in a number of plays both in Sydney and Newcastle and was nominated for a Best Actress award for her role as Kate Keller in NTC's "All My Sons". She has undertaken several courses at NIDA and in February 2017 she got the opportunity to study at the Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre institute in New York to further hone her skills.

Being a qualified Drama Teacher at a Performing Arts High School,Tracey enjoys nurturing the skills of other actors which has lead her in more recent times to Directing. Tracey Co-Directed Squeaky Dog's successful production of "Privates Lives"in September 2017 and has directed plays for the Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney. Tracey believes in the positive effects of artistic expression and is passionate about bringing quality live theatre experiences to the local community. Tracey is a founding member and Resident Actor/Director of Squeaky Dog Theatre Company.





















Performances

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Next Production
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks - By Richard Alfier
Director: Liz Coote
Choreographer: Karen Charles
Dates: 23rd - 28th of April 2019
Venues: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea. NSW

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Past Productions

Bombshells - By Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Tracey Owens
Venues: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW Tour

Private Lives - By Noel Coward
Director: Susan Geldart
Venues: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW Tour

The Queen of Bingo - by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy
Director: Susan Geldart
Venues: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW and Toured throughout Sydney Metropolitan area.

The Shoe-Horn Sonata - By John Mitso
Director: Jo Griffiths
Venues: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW.

get in touch

Squeaky Dog Theatre Company would love to hear from you. If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list and receive a copy of our newsletter outlining future productions and ticketing information, please supply your details in one of the below forms:

Call Us

0420 981 565

Email Us

squeakydogtheatre@gmail.com

Address

PO Box 1212, Cronulla NSW 2230

We look forward to hearing from you!