6 Mangrove Productions – Production and Creative Facilitation
A not-for-profit community theatre group established on Bribie Island in 2021, 6 Mangrove Productions already has three full performances and a number of smaller community events under its belt. With a strong management committee, a number of experienced members and ongoing support from a number of other community organisations and local businesses, we are steadily emerging into the performance space in South East Queensland. Our first foray into the One-Act circuit resulted in a Runners-up in performance and a Best Writer award while all of our stage events have performed to full houses.
We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with exceptional talent in this new creative project, Turning Point.
Rebecca Thompson (of Be a Beacon Program) – Creative Director
Rebecca Thompson is a spiritual teacher, mentor, speaker and artist. She is the founder and creator of the Be a Beacon programme; a sacred path and community for female leadership, empowerment and fulfilment.
She has worked for over 30 years in the wellness arena originally as a physio and yoga teacher.
Rebecca weaves artistry into all that she does in particularly original music, expressive movement and painting.
She released her first solo album Soul Sailors in 2017 to international acclaim.
Rebecca has lived on Bribie Island with her husband and children for over 20 years.
Afra Feeney – Creative Producer
Afra has been actively involved in community theatre and drama education throughout her life. In her educational career, she has been a Drama and Film & TV teacher since 2003, starting at Atherton State High School in North Queensland, and subsequently teaching at numerous South East State High Schools.
As a drama teacher, she directed X-Stacey by Margery Forde, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Nick Enright’s Blackrock as well as working on large school-wide musicals such as Lionel Bart’s Oliver and High School Musical.
Recently returning to her grassroots in community theatre, Afra is emerging into community facilitation, performance production and writing. In the last 20 months she has led the establishment of 6 Mangrove Productions, produced and directed 3 stage events and participated in the Bribie Project for Young People with the MBRC.
Tracey Benson – Multi Media Artist
Dr Tracey M Benson is an artist and researcher based in Yarun (Bribie Island). Her creative work explores a range of media including video, online, open data, mobile technologies and augmented reality.
She often collaborates with cultural owners and guides – working with Indigenous communities, knowledge keepers and scientists.
Community and audience engagement are areas of relevance and this is echoed in her work with government on digital transformation programs plus in her work as an educator in the university sector.
Tracey is the founder of Treecreate and initiator – together with Supercluster – of the global collaboration project “Meeting of the Waters: Locative Media Oceania.”
|Amanda Bronn (Bribie Island)
Tribal woman, international banker, dancing gardener
|Terri Jenkins (Beachmere)
Teacher, Entrepreneur, Cleopatra re-born
|Wendy Bullen (Burpengary)
Ex-Naval Officer, Budding artist and creator of beautiful spaces
|Vera Raneri (Everton Park)
Chief of Staff for Global start-up, foodie and passionate photographer
|Fiona Rogan (Caloundra)
Kinesiologist, Strings Musician, High Priestess of the Church of Ignite your own spark
|Tracey Kahl (Brisbane)
Fearless, water baby, grand woman of grace and emerging holistic arts therapist
|Kerrie Chandler (Caloundra)
Owner/Director of Boat Hire Company, Comedian and Custodian of Country
|Jodie Hewett (Bribie Island)
Healer, organisational genius, earth mother.
Performances at Anywhere Festival
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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.