Top: Katherine Lyall-Watson (writer); Left: Kathryn Kelly (dramaturg); Right: Danielle Shankey (producer); Front: Caroline Dunphy (director and performer).

Top: Katherine Lyall-Watson (writer); Left: Kathryn Kelly (dramaturg); Right: Danielle Shankey (producer); Front: Caroline Dunphy (director and performer).

Belloo creative

Belloo creative is an all-female, award-winning independent theatre company that produces original works for stage and film. Founded in 2013, Belloo explores new ways of firing the imagination and connecting stories with the human body.

Our philosophy is to bring people, stories and talent out of the shadows.

Belloo is four women with decades of experience in theatre, film, and writing: Caroline Dunphy (director and performer); Katherine Lyall-Watson (writer); Kathryn Kelly (dramaturg); and Danielle Shankey (producer). We work across theatre, performance, community cultural development and the visual arts and all of us are individually involved in teaching, mentoring and advocacy.

Our first work, Motherland, premiered at Metro Arts in 2013 and is touring Australia in 2016, starting off with a season at Queensland’s flagship company: Queensland Theatre Company. Our new work HANAKO premieres at the edgy and popular Brisbane Powerhouse in 2016. (Two further works, The Gloaming, and The Blue Boat, are currently in development and are looking for presenting partners.) 

Awards for MOTHERLAND

WINNER Best Independent Production, Matilda Awards
WINNER Best Overall Production, Groundling Awards
WINNER Barbara Lowing, Gold Matilda Award AND Groundling Award
FINALIST Patrick White Playwrights’ Award