Chris Greenwood

Chris Greenwood

Treasurer
Chris Greenwood

Chris Greenwood

Treasurer

Chris first became passionate about theatre during his high school years before specialist Drama/Theatre teachers existed. He directed and acted in One Act plays while boarding at Scotch College in the early 70’s. His uncomplicated rural life (Gnowangerup) through the 60’s (primary school) always brings fond memories of a family life full of laughter and mischief.

At Claremont Teachers College (1975-77) under the mentorship of Geoff Gibbs he decided drama in education as a teacher in primary schools (Beverley 77-80, Hamilton Hill 81-82 and Gosnells 84-85) would be his professional path. He was selected as the successful candidate to teach theatre at Wanneroo S.H.S. in 1986.

Chris and family moved to beautiful Esperance in 1994 where he became an active member of Australia’s third oldest Theatre Guild, The Bijou. He performed in sell out seasons of Cosi, It’s My Party, Guys and Dolls, On Our Selection and The Importance of Being Ernest to name a few. During this time he wrote many scripts for revues and fundraising events.

Chris and wife Liz became small business operators in Esperance in 2003 and share holders in the newly built Esperance cinema complex, Fenwick 3 in 2001. Chris’s love of cinema became well known in the region as he could often be heard on ABC and local FM radio reviewing current cinema releases, often to the chagrin of fellow cinema investors if his review of a new release was not flattering.

Chris oversaw the major refurbishment of the historic Bijou Theatre as president of The Guild from 2008 to 11 all the while writing monologues, one act plays and a comedy series, The Twilight Years, for ABC rural Esperance/Goldfields radio. His monologue, The Gumshoe Blues, was a finalist in the state’s 6TH Maj Monologues in 2011. Chris also wrote, directed and performed in, Do You Get My Meaning? for Perth Fringe in 2014 at The Flying Scotsman, Mt. Lawley. A recently written two-act play, The Shelter, has been Chris’s latest writing project.

Over recent years Chris has worked alongside sound engineer Ben Collins (A Fortunate Life) in facility management at Prendiville Catholic College’s Redmond Theatre. The Redmond has become a popular Fringe space as the most northern metro venue in recent years. The theatre was used in 2020 by Theatre 180 as the rehearsal space for A Fortunate Life.

Chris has become inspired by Theatre 180’s mantra of telling local stories. He feels particularly privileged to be working amongst passionate professionals as Theatre 180’s board treasurer.Blank tBlank text

 

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We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.
Thanks to CircuitWest we have two of our wonderful teaching artists in Albany this weekend. TrenT Baker and Tegan Mulvany will be conducting some awesome acting/directing/impro workshops at the Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company. Beautiful Albany - we wish we were all there! 
#theatre #Workshops #albany #theatre180 #circuitwest
Due to positive Covid cases among the artistic team we have had to reschedule the two performances of Matters of the Heart to Friday 20th May, 11am and 7pm. All existing ticket holders have been notified by email and your tickets will be automatically valid for the new date and time. Please check your inbox and if you can't make the new date please email info@theatre180.com.au for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick! www.theatre180.com.au
A first get together with the cast, director, costume/set designer and producers of THEATRE 180’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange. A very exciting discussion has ensued about characters and costume/set ideas 😊

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the best contemporary plays written in the last two decades! 

Laurence Olivier Award – Best Play 2001
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
 
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and  perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic - and anatomises the politics of medical care.” – Evening Standard (London)
 
“In the way of great comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” - The Independent (London)
 
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis, Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Designer - Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer – Noah Ivulich
Lighting Designer – Garry Ferguson
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth
August 20 – September 3
Bookings link www.theatre180.com.au
#theatre #mentalhealthawareness
Thank you Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for providing creative development funding for our next cinestage production based on the stunning series of books by Dianne Wolfer - Author The Lighthouse Girl, The Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and the Last Light Horse. 
Titled ‘The Lighthouse Girl Saga’, the script, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner, with AV Design by  Josephine Hayes, AV Production by Sunburnt Films, Sound Design by Ben Collins and directed by Stuart Halusz, this seed funding sets us on our path to seek full production funding for this very special story. Thank you to our readers Michelle Fornasier Brendan Hanson and Nick Maclaine ❤️ #thelighthousegirl #theatre #westernaustralia #DLGSC #artsfunding
So excited to be at the launch of @diannewolfer  latest book The Last Light Horse at the beautiful Albany Town Hall! We are thrilled we have been given creative development funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to turn all of the 4 books into a script for a theatre production, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner ❤️