TK Board

The Volunteer Backbone of TK

A more committed bunch we have never seen.
Contact info goes to the office where Mira (our Chair) doubles as Admin volunteer.
Ph: 08 9193 5658

Mira Holzmann

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Mira has been chairing the board of Theatre Kimberly since 2012. She is completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Aboriginal Studies and a minor in Behavioural Science at Notre Dame University. In October 2017, she finished a three term on the Board of Country Arts WA, which greatly enhanced her skills and knowledge in governance of Arts organisations. Her passion for the performing arts goes way back to her high school days in Germany where she was an enthusiastic participant in the theatre group. Since coming to Broome in 2000, she has been involved in a variety of community non-profit organisations. She has found her place at TK and participated in the circus program and performed in Worn Art and Bust Out Cabaret.
Philip Thompson

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Philip is currently the co-owner of iconic Sydney restaurant the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar and wears the hats of managing director and company secretary. He's also the major shareholder and managing director in Sydney based investment company Quay One Investments. Philip is also an active social media hound for the Oyster Bar, managing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. He dabbles in making short films, mostly sporting, but with a recent more serious film about rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley. He's a cricket tragic, a father of two and a husband of one who's fluent in drinking French.   
Bruce Gorring
Deputy Chair

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In 2017, Theatre Kimberley welcomed Bruce Gorring back as Depty Chair.

Bruce is currently the Assistant Manager - Community Development, NYAMBA BURU YAWURU

BRUCE GORRING is a kartiya (non-Aboriginal person) of European and Chinese heritage. He is profoundly interested in the reflexive relationship between ‘Country’, people, the sustainability of complex cultural and natural landscapes, and deliberative concepts of governance that foster transformative social, cultural, political and economic change in remote Australia. This interest has influenced his professional journey over time. Bruce’s career commenced at the Centre for Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies (University of Western Sydney Macarthur) in 1995 as an Associate Lecturer. In 1998, he joined the Kimberley Land Council initially as a Project Development Officer and was subsequently appointed as Manager of the Native Title Services Unit in 2003. From 2006 to 2009, he was Assistant Director of the Land Branch in the WA Department of Indigenous Affairs in Perth. In October 2009, he was appointed as Research Coordinator in the Nulungu Research Institute at the Broome campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia and in 2016 was invited to become an Adjunct Research Fellow. In 2015, he joined Marrugeku Inc, Broome’s pre-eminent intercultural dance theatre company, as its inaugural General Manager. In 2017, he took up the role as Assistant Manager of the Community Development Unit at Nyamba Buru Yawuru.

Bruce obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in geography and sociology from the University of Newcastle in 1991 and a Master of Social Sciences (Environment and Planning) from RMIT University in Melbourne in 2013.

Bruce is a member of the Editorial Board for the Australian Studies Centre at the Universitat de Barcelona; holds professional memberships to the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society of NSW, and the Planning Institute of Australia; and was admitted into the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2013 by virtue of his academic prowess at RMIT. He is a former Board member and Deputy Chairperson of Environs Kimberley and currently a Board member and Deputy Chairperson of Theatre Kimberley.

Chris Davies
Board Member

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Chris Hill
Props officer

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Clancy McDowell
Board Member

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Clancy grew up in Sydney but has made her home here in Broome for about 15 years. She first found herself in the Kimberley after running away from work overload in the feature film and television industry. She then returned in 2001 to settle down and work for Goolarri Media Enterprises as a television producer. After six years of low budget, but resourceful, video making she left Goolarri to spend time with two small kids. Those kids are now enthusiastic circus nuts and Clancy has been working at the ABC for over five years in the area of digital and social media.  
Lesley Marsh
Board Member

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Lesley had a great childhood in Kelston, West Auckland and spent it playing sport seven days a week which was her parents' way of controlling the six children they had. After successfully completing her studies at Kelston Girls High she and her sister travelled around Australia, finally hitching into Broome where Lesley now resides. She worked at the Derby Meat Processing Company for 11 years until it closed, then had a beautiful daughter while successfully completing a business degree at Notre Dame University. She continued work at the Broome Advertiser, Goolarri Media Enterprises and the Broome Historical Society, and she currently works at the Broome Public Library. Lesley's focus lies in using recycled and unconventional materials for costumes and various arts projects. She is a successful costume designer and main costumer for the local Sandfly Circus. She is a founding member of the Te Waaka Kiwi Klub Kapa Haka group, was the lead in Aladdin the Pantomime (2005), one of the main characters in Ship of Dreams (2008) and she designed, performed and choreographed complete scenes in six of the Worn Art events. She also wrote and directed the most recent Worn Art Revamped in 2014 and is currently writing the 2016 show.       
Lily Chin
Board Member

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Mari Lourey
Board Member

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Rani Middleton
Board Member

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Robyn Stacey

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