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

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

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 and stories out of the shadows.

Belloo is four women with decades of experience in theatre, film, writing and audience development: 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.

Belloo is committed to developing partnerships to present works nationally and internationally. The company has co-produced work with Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse and Critical Stages and toured to Queensland, New South Wales and Canberra.

We value cross-cultural collaboration, risk-taking and rigorous process. We seek out partnerships, growing them into powerful relationships.


Meet the Belloo team