Comedy & Theatre

jodie van de wetering theatre comedy

I'm involved in theatre, improv and stand up comedy in central Queensland.  I came to it late, and finally getting involved in the arts felt like coming home.  That's one of the reasons I'm passionate about creating opportunities for other people to get involved.  I run Allsorts, which provides mixed open mics and free community play reading nights.

Rockhampton has a small but feisty comedy community with independent comics doing the rounds of country pubs, city venues, community events and fundraisers.  My own comedy is largely observational and based ridiculous things life has thrown at me, like exploding wine barrels, working as a magician's assistant, and growing up on a rosella farm.  (No, not the birds.)  Comedy has taken me to local events including the Rockhampton River Festival, Yeppoon's Village Festival, Livingstone Shire Council's Beef to Beach celebrations, to Brisbane for Raw Comedy and, on one occasion best forgotten, into a garden bed.

I've performed in theatre projects including Keppel Coast Arts' Monsoon (November 2017), and Discomfort Zone Theatre Company's Aussie Shakespeare (January 2017).  My most recent production was Rocky Radio: Live on Stage, a full-length live show I produced and directed in February 2018.  Rocky Radio was a collection of eight short works performed live as radio plays, complete with penny whistles, trays of gravel and coconut shells to provide the sound effects.

If you'd like to talk about working together, please just get in touch.

Here's a little taste of what I do:

Stabbings, schemes and a revolving door of power - you don't need a telescope to see parallels between Macbeth and recent years in Australian politics.

#Auspol Macbeth combines William Shakespeare's Macbeth with quotes from Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.

Stand up comedy from Jodie van de Wetering

Notes from a Bar Shouldered Dove - a short poem written for the Bimblebox 153 Birds exhibition.