Popular Theatre Troupe i(4 works by) (Organisation) assertion
Born: Established: 1975 Brisbane, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 1983
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'The Popular Theatre Troupe had its origins in the early 1970s and was associated with a style of theatre which took political and social issues beyond the confines of traditional theatre spaces to industrial worksites, schools and to regional communities throughout Australia in a concerted attempt to offer an alternative analysis of the times.'

Source: Challenging the Centre(back cover).


  • Although the Popular Theatre Troupe was established as a fully professional theatre company in April 1975, Erroll O'Neill argues that its history 'could be said to have started with Albert Hunt and the 1974 Festival of Arts.' He goes on to note:

    Indeed, from that project right up to 1983, there was always a continuing membership with enough overlaps to ensure that the corporate memory and ideology of the PTT was continued. Some personnel stayed for long periods, some for short periods, some came back after an absence for a second tour of duty' ('The History of the Popular Theatre Troupe,' p.43).

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