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Nadine McDonald Nadine McDonald i(A72024 works by) (a.k.a. Nadine McDonald-Dowd)
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Nadine McDonald was Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts Company from 2001 to 2004. An active member of the National Indigenous Theatre Alliance BLAKstage, she has lobbied for Indigenous artists through her role on the boards of such organisations as the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Government's Premier's Indigenous Advisory Board, Queensland Community Arts Network, Contact Youth Incorporated, and the National Performance Conference.

In 2009, McDonald was Program Coordinator of the Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Knowledge Centre, State Library of Queensland (a position that she left in 2015, after ten years with the library), and also a member of the Queensland Government's Q150 Advisory Committee. Since leaving the state library, she has worked with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, including as a producer for the community and families program. In 2018, her co-authored play, The Longest Minute, was produced as QPAC.

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y separately published work icon The Longest Minute 2018 13739187 2018 single work drama

'Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-QLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.

'Jess was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.'

Source: Queensland Theatre Company.

2018 nominated Matilda Awards Best Director

for Bridget Boyle.

2018 joint winner Matilda Awards Best Mainstage Production
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