What's Mashed Theatre Inc.?

Mashed Theatre Inc. has been touring and serving Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory since 2016. We are a Not For Profit Organisation and Incorporation dedicated to quality arts education – no matter your postcode!

We are passionate about literature, theatre, and providing opportunities to artists, teachers, and students in metro, regional and remote towns across Australia. We believe building a strong arts community and education is paramount to developing as individuals and as a community.

We have five in-school shows we tour to secondary schools, all of which are tailored to the 2019 National Curriculum. Our collaborative partner, Art For Earthlings, have three environmentally conscious shows that we have developed and tour into primary schools.

Our Advisory Panel keeps us up to date with changes relevant to English and Drama departments, and advise us on what content we should be delivering to schools to ensure that we are bringing the best quality shows, masterclasses, and professional development programs to our clients!

2019 is our biggest year yet, with lots of exciting things coming your way. So stay tuned!

Our Family

Matthew Caffoe

Founder & Artistic Director

Matthew Caffoe is an established Queensland artist, self-professed literary nerd, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Mashed Theatre Inc. Graduating with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts: Major Acting degree from USQ in 2009, Matthew has since worked extensively in theatre, voice-over, and arts education both nationally and internationally for 10 years. His unique approach to writing, performing, and devising has excited educators across Australia for the work he brings in to schools. Matthew brings a wealth of experience from the theatre industry into the education industry, having worked with such companies as Berliner Theater Ensemble, Shake & Stir, Rotstrasse5, Harvest Rain, and many more.

Jennifer Laycock

Art For Earthlings/Collaborative Partner

Jennifer Anne Laycock is a Brisbane based creative. She is a graduate of Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Frances, as well as the Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Theatre at the University of Southern Queensland. She works as a freelance theatre and film performer, as well as visual artist, model and filmmaker.

She is the Artistic Director of Art for Earthlings. A new platform dedicated to using art forms to excite and inspire people of all ages about environmental conservation.  Art for Earthlings will be touring their shows to regional schools throughout QLD and NSW. She believes that real change can be made by using art as a device for sharing these important messages.

Brie Jurss

Resident Artist & Touring Company Actor

Brie is a Brisbane-based professional actor, voiceover artist and workshop facilitator who is passionate about connection and story. She graduated from the University of Southern Queensland in 2015 and spent her first two years in the industry teaching young people and performing Shakespeare and poetry inspired shows with The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe. Since working with Grin & Tonic, Brie has trained extensively with SAFDi (Society of Australian Fight Directors) where she learnt a variety of fighting styles in stage combat. Brie also performed in a rehearsed reading for Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights Award, reading for Micki in “PI IN THE SKY.” Off the stage, Brie continues to work as a freelance voiceover artist and is currently a part of the MEAA Actors Equity branch council.

Zachary Boulton

Teaching Artist

Zachary Boulton is a proud Brisbane based Actor, Director, Playwright and Teacher. Zachary’s most recent and significant credits include: Physical Performer and creator in Belloo Creatives Sand Development (2018), Co-Facilitator of Chill Autism Peer Mentorship Program (2019), Clyde in Feature Film Brisbane by Stewart Tyrrell (2019), Mark in 13 by Mike Bartlett (2018), Dweezil and Phil in cartoon Space Chickens in Space (2018), Veles in Xbox game Hand of Fate 2 (2018), Earl in Agnus and Earl – Commonwealth Games (2018), Participant of PlayLab Incubator program (2017), Guest Artist Teacher at Yeronga State High (2016-18), Seasonal QUT Acting Tutor (2016-17), DJ in Hanako by Belloo Creative at Brisbane Festival (2016), Zac in one man show The Fever (2015).