Creative Director & Co-Founder
Deidre is an accomplished actor and theatre producer with a unique blend of experience in both the arts and business worlds. As a company Director with over 30 years of business operations under her belt, she has honed her skills in managing successful ventures, including People in Plastic, a national industrial wholesaler headquartered in Brisbane, which she runs with her husband.
Inspired by her own struggles to find accessible and affordable performance venues, Deidre combined her business acumen and artistic passion to establish PIP Theatre. As both a production company and a venue for hire, PIP Theatre is committed to giving back to the community and supporting like-minded arts organizations.
With Deidre’s leadership, PIP Theatre is pioneering a model that delivers financial benefits to Brisbane artists and arts workers, while providing audiences with diverse and engaging performances.
Company Director & Co-Founder
Michelle is an experienced CFO, business owner and auditor with over 30 years in the IT, banking, and finance sectors. Michelle was the CFO and co-founder of Agility Applications, a technology company specialising in solutions for the finance and capital markets industries, has held senior audit roles at Suncorp and KPMG, and is currently a director of Mt St Michael’s College.
After successfully selling the business, she had created with her husband and partners, and with children now more independent, Michelle found herself in the enviable position of having the time and resources to be able to do something to make a difference. Not wanted to just make a financial contribution, Michelle was on the look out for a project that would utilise her extensive financial and governance skills and have real impact. She found it when Deidre introduced her to PIP Theatre
Company Production Manager & Creative Development
Amelia is a multi-skilled practitioner working in creative development, theatre production, and acting. After graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Industries Drama at QUT, and completing various acting courses, she felt there was a gap in the market for professional opportunities for local creatives to grow their creative careers.
Amelia is responsible for managing the programming of works at PIP Theatre alongside the Creative Director, including venue hire, co-productions, and PIP Productions. As the Production Manager for PIP Productions, she oversees the production process for in-house productions. Amelia also plays a key role in developing PIP Theatre as an entertainment hub by ensuring that the venue’s vision and mission are fulfilled. Additionally, she manages staffing in the Front of House department to ensure a seamless experience for audiences.
Jenna is a graduate of QUT with a bachelor’s degree in business and currently manages PIP Theatre’s presence as Marketing Director. Her experience in the graphic design and social managing, she has established her own unique aesthetic inspired by retro designs with a modern twist.
At PIP Theatre, Jenna’s role involves managing the website, creating content, and overseeing brand awareness to promote the theatre as a social enterprise. Her expertise in online media allows her to effectively communicate the theatre’s core values to create a vibrant brand presence.
Sarah’s design inspiration is a nod toward our building’s past entertainment roots. Built as a nightclub in the late 80s, Sarah aims to revive the colourful personality and vibrant atmosphere that this venue once personified.
When designing her own personal spaces, she has developed a love for sustainable design through second-hand sourcing and has adopted this as a philosophy in her professional practice.
Sarah has a unique perspective and a passion for interiors that will captivate your soul and excite your spirit.
Timothy is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama at QUT. Originally from Toowoomba, Timothy has been involved in the creative industries since a young age.
As a part of PIP Theatre’s launch season, Tim wrote and directed Perks, Pressures and Parfaits. This performance was hugely successful and became PIP Theatres’ first sell-out show.
Coinciding with the production of his show, Timothy constructed the lighting for The Ugly One and PIP Theatre’s The Boys by Gordon Graham.
PIP Theatre acknowledges the Turrbal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather together.
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