With the formation of the State Theatre Company Ensemble – a group of actors and creatives who will work on a number of productions in 2017 and 2018 – Artistic Director Geordie Brookman has pointed the State Theatre Company of South Australia (STCSA) in a new direction.

The new State Theatre Company Ensemble. Photo by Sia Duff

“The formation of the Ensemble will reintroduce a method of theatre making not seen at the Company since John Gaden’s artistic directorship [in the 1980s]. Combined with our continuing commitment to new Australian writing and ambitious national and international partnerships 2017 promises to be a year of rich theatrical adventure,” says Brookman.

The Ensemble features six South Australian actors – Anna Steen, Nathan O’Keefe, Rachel Burke, Dale March, Rashidi Edward and Miranda Daughtry – who will work with Brookman, Resident Artist Elena Carapetis and Resident Designer Geoff Cobham on back-to-back productions of Ibsen’s A Doll’s Houseand Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Nathaniel Dean and Ningali Lawford-Wolf star in The Secret River. Photo by James Hartley