Jasmine Lane (purple), Myles Waddell (green), Trevor Vanstone (black), Kate-Jayne Olm (red), Brodie Greenhalgh (blue) in the Children's Theatre Week production Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes.
Jasmine Lane (purple), Myles Waddell (green), Trevor Vanstone (black), Kate-Jayne Olm (red), Brodie Greenhalgh (blue) in the Children's Theatre Week production Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes. Davd Martinelli

Theatre show reveals the 'super' in successful Jasmine

FORMER Warwick girl Jasmine Lane is taking the stage this week in the USQ Children's Theatre Week production of Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes.

Jasmine, who graduated from Warwick High in 2011, is completing her second year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts at USQ in Toowoomba and, as part of the course, is cast in the show which runs until May 12.

This year's production of Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes has been written by award-winning theatre professional and USQ alumni Nelle Lee.

"Skeeter's is a theatrical adventure for the 'super' in us all," Nelle said.

"It's the story of normal, everyday kids on their journey to bring out the superhero from within - with a sneaky, meaningful message or two embedded into the storyline."

Co-founder and artistic director of 'shake & stir theatre company', Nelle is well known for her work both on and off stage and is currently on a national tour with their production, Animal Farm.

Since graduating from USQ in 2004, she has been involved in a number of productions for both adult and youth audiences including Education Queensland initiatives which have offered invaluable experience and insight into youth audiences.

As Writer-in-Residence at 'shake & stir theatre company', Nelle has written and performed in numerous in-school productions including Statespeare which was nominated for a prestigious Helpmann Award and toured nationally during 2011.

In her most recent work, Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes, Nelle's own love of theatre and fun-loving personality shine through.

Full of laughs and surprises, music and special effects, the clever script is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats for the one-hour performance.

The play uses positive reinforcement and storytelling to encourage children to use their imagination and to recognise the importance of their individuality.

Skeeter's School for Successful Superheroes will be presented in the USQ Arts Theatre at 10am on May 7-10, 1pm on May 7, 9-12, and 6pm on May 8 and 11.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for children and $7 each for groups of 20 or more and can be purchased through the USQ Artsworx Box Office on 4631 1111 or at http://www.usq.edu.au/artsworx.



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