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We are a not-for profit community theatre group based in Cairns,  Australia.  Tropical Arts engages with and celebrates diversity in our community through the medium of theatre.

Tropical Arts invites you to True Friends presentation at Bulmba-ja on Good Friday April 15th from 6-7pm. Go to Tropical Arts True Friends Facebook event if you would like to attend. RSVP required for entry to this (non-ticketed) event.

True Friends is a play written by Aaron Lee. Aaron has teamed up with director Avril Duck to creatively develop his play during this week culminating in the presentation on Good Friday. Tropical Arts is proud to support the project which arose out of Inclusive Explorers Workshops run in March 2021. Watch this space for more Tropical Arts Inclusive Explorers Workshops in 2022!

🎭True Friends👭 project is looking to share the love, fun and inclusion of a bright new theatre production‼️
True Friends invites the audience into a quirky, fresh, but recognisable world in which 2 young women become friends and flourish.
💞FREE ENTRY - Creative Development Presentation
👉Good Friday 6-7pm @Studio B Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, 96 Abbott St, Cairns
🌟 What could it look like?
🌟What creative designed have we come up with?
🌟What is Audio Description and why should we develop it here?
🌟What's next for True Friends?
🌟How can you be part of it?
🌟How can you support it?
Please come and join us🎊
True Friends is thankful for the support of Arts Nexus and Bulmba-ja Arts Centre.
☘️Aaron Lee is well-known in the disability and theatre sectors in Cairns, volunteering regularly and attending a lot of theatre. With his trademark question-asking, Aaron has cultivated an enthusiastic support base, with many being amazed at his achievement and keen to see his work onstage. It is a dream of Aaron’s to see his work being brought to life.
☘️Avril Duck - local theatre director has built a portfolio of grass roots arts and cultural projects. She has dedicated her creative talent to inclusive practices within the FNQ area for over 20 years. Supporting Avril in this project supports her to develop regional creativity, community connectedness and visionary theatre.
Aaron Lee and Avril Duck collaborating to creatively develop True Friends.

True Friends presentation is a non ticketed, informal presentation of creative work-in-progress. It is a chance to experience the development of the play script into a full production. RSVP is required to attend the presentation – go to Tropical Arts True Friends Facebook Event.

Tropical Arts would like you to have a great experience of True Friends so stay COVID safe and stay home if you are feeling unwell with colds or flu-like symptoms. We ask you to please comply with Bulmba-ja venue requirements regarding entry ie use of QR and providing vaccination information to enter building. Venue restrictions are easing later this week so stay updated with Qld government COVID vaccination mandate information.

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