About Us

PROSPERO: ….We are such stuff as dreams are made on… Shakespeare

Prospero Players was established in the year 2000 by an enthusiastic young group of thespians, artists and musicians connected to the Newcastle Waldorf School who aimed to produce quality interpretations of classics, incorporating original music and stage and costume design. They have self-directed some of their productions as well as invited in some distinguished and talented Australian and international directors and eurythmists with links to the Waldorf Movement such as Graham Dixon, Ian Bevan, Michael Burton, Jess Dixon and Dan Maslen. Their major public productions have been: Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest, Sophocle’s Oedipus, Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Penman’s Nexus, Prospero Players’ own dramatisations of Longfellow’s Hiawatha (2010), C.J. Dennis’ The Glugs of Gosh (2011), and Michael Ende’s Momo (2013), Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2015), and  Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017).

Prospero Players is a non-profit organisation and has still some long-standing members of the original ensemble as well as welcoming numerous new faces to the group over the years. They aim to share a commitment where each individual can be flexible and creative in a range of areas; whether it is sweeping a stage floor, mending a costume or sharing in the responsibility of creating a work of dramatic art that is enlivened and united.

Prospero Players has had many kind friends and helpers in areas such as producing our award winning costumes, sets and lighting, preparing the stage and theatre environment, producing programs, taking photographs and film footage, creating music, catering and promoting the productions. Together they all strive towards offering audiences a production that shines with beauty and integrity.

If you would like to support Prospero Players in our current and future productions please do not hesitate to contact us