The Theatre Closet is an independent Queer Theatre Company, staging works that are a little kitsch, very camp, and serve high Queer extravaganza. The Theatre Closet is intrigued by all aspects of queer life and the stories that are special to our community and culture. We create and produce works that let LGBTQIA+ voices be heard and put our stories in the spotlight. These productions can be an original work by a queer playwright/deviser or a work that is commonly seen as heteronormative and performed through a queer lens. We aim to involve as many LGBTQIA+ as possible with every production and to ensure that queer artists are provided with a safe, respectful and collaborative experience.
We also want to ensure that our allies are not left out! Just because you don’t identify as LGBTQIA+ doesn’t mean you can’t explore our wonderful culture and be a part of a Theatre Closet production!
A FEW LITTLE THINGS WE LIVE BY...
Playful | Ambitious | Accessible | Human
All work and no play makes... everything pretty gross. Our productions, workshops and events are designed to encourage play. All artists associated with The Theatre Closet are encouraged to offer their ideas and experiences to our works, creating an open-minded and expressive environment. Our vision reflects the freeing, colourful and unique culture the queer community is all about.
Our goal is to encourage more involvement with queer art in Tasmania and provide further exposure and support for local queer support bodies, and connect the broader community and the queer community closer together. The Theatre Closet is mad-keen to provide queer artists a space to be seen the way they want to be seen, and heard the way they want to be heard.
In 2019, Greater Hobart recorded the third lowest median income than in any other capital city area. The Theatre Closet works with small budgets, and offers affordable ticketing prices to ensure that all Tasmanians can access queer theatre.
We are dedicated to create and produce works that explore all facets of queer identities. Our works showcase powerful queer aesthetics to mainstream theatre audiences in Tasmania. Our productions reflect the loud and proud strength and determination the queer community has displayed throughout history, and challenge mainstream ideologies of queer culture.