MTC gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of our community of Donors.

Lifetime Patrons

Acknowledging a lifetime of extraordinary support for MTC.

Pat Burke
Peter Clemenger AO and Joan Clemenger AO
Greg Gailey and the Late Dr Geraldine Lazarus
Allan Myers AC QC and Maria Myers AC
The Late Biddy Ponsford
The Late Dr Roger Riordan AM
Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO
Ursula Whiteside
Caroline Young and Derek Young AM

Endowment Fund Donors

Supporting the long term sustainability and creative future of MTC.

Leading Gifts

Jane Hansen AO and Paul Little AO
The University of Melbourne


Geoffrey Cohen AM
Orcadia Foundation
The Late Biddy Ponsford
Andrew Sisson AO and Tracey Sisson


Robert A. Dunster
Prof Margaret Gardner AO and Prof Glyn Davis AC
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM


Jane Kunstler

MTC Playwrights Giving Circle

Supporting the NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program.

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Trusts and Foundations

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Artistic Directors Circle

Susanna Mason
Kendra Reid
Craig Semple
Luisa Valmorbida
Caroline and Derek Young AM

Benefactors Circle


The Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust
Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO


Paul & Wendy Bonnici and Family
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Greg Gailey and the Late Dr Geraldine Lazarus
Louise and Martyn Myer AO
Caroline and Derek Young AM


Joanna Baevski
Erica Bagshaw
Bill Bowness AO
The Cattermole Family
Tom and Elana Cordiner
Christine Gilbertson
The Gjergja Family
Linda Herd
Karen Inge and Dr George Janko
Daryl Kendrick and Sandy Bell
Macgeorge Bequest
Susanna Mason
Kendra Reid
Rob Stewart and Lisa Dowd
Luisa Valmorbida


Prof James Best AO and Prof Doris Young
Jay Bethell and Peter Smart
Dr Andrew Buchanan and Peter Darcy
Ian and Jillian Buchanan
Bill Burdett AM and Sandra Burdett
Lynne and Rob Burgess
Pat Burke and Jan Nolan
Diana Burleigh
The Janet and Michael Buxton Foundation
Barry and Joanne Cheetham
The Dowd Foundation
Murray Gordon and Lisa Norton
Robert and Jan Green
Lesley Griffin
John and Joan Grigg OAM
Jane Hemstritch
Tony Hillery and Warwick Eddington
Bruce and Mary Humphries
Amy and Paul Jasper
Anne Le Huray
Marshall Day Acoustics (Dennis Irving Scholarship)
Martin and Melissa McIntosh
Ian and Margaret McKellar
Kim and Peter Monk
George and Rosa Morstyn
Jane and Andrew Murray
Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Leigh O’Neill
Dr Kia Pajouhesh (Smile Solutions)
Prof David Penington AC and Dr Sonay Hussein
Perpetual Foundation - The Mary Elinor Harris Fund Endowment
Janet Reid OAM and Allan Reid
Renzella Family
Paul Ross and Georgina Costello
In loving memory of Berek Segan AM OBE – Marysia and Marshall Segan
Trawalla Foundation Trust
Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Barbara Ward-Ambler
Anonymous (6)

Raise the Curtain

A collective of Donors helping MTC return to the stage in 2021.

Paul and Robyn Brasher
Bill Burdett AM and Sandra Burdett
Tony and Janine Burgess
Barry Conyngham AM
The Cordiners
Clare Cunliffe
The Dodge Family Foundation
Patricia Faulkner AO
Melody and Jonathan Feder
Prof Margaret Gardner AC and Prof Glyn Davis AC
Shane Gild
Colin Golvan AM QC and Dr Deborah Golvan
Jane Grover
Jane Hansen AO
John Higgins AO and Jodie Maunder
Petra and Larry Kamener
Prof Shitij Kapur and Dr Sharmistha Law
Janette Kendall
G & Y Klempfner
Lording Family Foundation
Kerryn Lowe and Raphael Arndt
Don and Sue Matthews
Mark and Lisa Mentha
Louise Myer and Martyn Myer AO
Leigh O'Neill
Susan Oliver AM
Bruce Parncutt AO
Paul Rayner
Andrew and Tracey Sisson
Gary Starr
Eliza Strauss
Allan Tait
Richard and Debra Tegoni
The Tisher Family
Anthony Watson and Tracey McDonald
Janet Whiting AM and Phil Lukies
Anonymous (10)

Advocates Circle


James Angus AO and Helen Angus
John and Lorraine Bates
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Clare and Richard Carlson
Jenny and Stephen Charles AO
Sandy and Yvonne Constantine
Ann Darby
Kaye and John de Wijn
Amanda and Mark Derham
Dr Anthony Dortimer and Jillian Dortimer
Nigel and Cathy Garrard
Gaye and John Gaylard
Diana and Murray Gerstman
Heather and Bob Glindemann OAM
Henry Gold
Roger and Jan Goldsmith
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
Fiona Griffiths and Tony Osmond
Hart Line Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
Luke Heagerty
The Hon Peter Heerey AM QC and Sally Heerey
Jane Hodder
Peter and Halina Jacobsen
Joan and George Lefroy
Leg Up Foundation
Ian and Judi Marshman
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Sandy and Sandra Murdoch
Luke and Janine Musgrave
Dr Paul Nisselle AM and Sue Nisselle
Susan Oliver AM
Christopher Richardson
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
Scanlon Foundation
Hilary and Stuart Scott
Lynne Sherwood and the late Tim Sherwood
Brian Snape AM
Eliza Strauss
Ricci Swart
James and Anne Syme
The Tisher Family
The Veith Foundation
Anthony Watson and Tracey McDonald
Price and Christine Williams
The Ray and Margaret Wilson Foundation
Gillian and Tony Wood
Anonymous (11)

Loyalty Circle


Prof Margaret Abernethy AM and Alex Abernethy
Ann and Robin Ahin
Amanda and Clive Allen
Helen Nicolay and Nicholas Allen
Nicky and Simon Allen
Prof Noel Alpins AM and Sylvia Alpins
Kate Aplin
Mary-Louise Archibald
Margaret Astbury
Allison Aughton
Ric Bland and Lesley Austin
John and Dagnija Balmford
H & B Bamford
Janet Barchett and Bruce Bezant
Liz and Charles Baré
Margaret and Anthony Bartel
Carolyn Bartram
Angelina Beninati
Kay, Oliver and Eleanor Bennett
Grant Fisher and Helen Bird
Jacquie Blackwell
Juidy Bourke
Max and Ros Boyce
Diane and Graeme Boyer
Steve and Terry Bracks AM
Jenny and Lucinda Brash
Brett Young Family
Bernadette Broberg
Prof Richard Broome AM and Margaret Donnan
Nigel and Sheena Broughton
Beth Brown and the late Tom Bruce AM
Dr Douglas and Treena Brown
Jannie Brown
Nan Brown
Anne Bruce and Bruce Watson
Gary and Sandy Buck
Jan and Graham Bull
Julie Burke
Katie Burke
Pam Caldwell
Alison and John Cameron
John and Jan Campbell
Jessica Canning
Fiona Caro
Chernov Family
Keith Chivers and Ron Peel
Professor Arthur and Elaine Clark
Caroline and John Clarkson
Anne Cleary
Dr Robin Collier and Neil Collier
Chiara Condotta and Hugh McVicker
Tim Sharard and Sharleen Cook
Katrina and David Cooke
Margaret Crothers
Steve Cullen and Julia Shepherdson
Clare Cunliffe
Ann Cutts
Philip and Margaret Darton
Arthur and Anne Davey
Mark and Jo Davey
Dr Karina Davis and Tahli Carta Davis
Professor Kevin Davis AM and Dr Christine Brown OAM
Katharine Derham-Moore
Lisa d'Oliveyra and Geoff Daley
Robert Drake
Bernadette and Craig Drummond
Rhys, Michelle, Natalie and Nicholas Dugdale
Dr Sally Duguid and Dr David Tingay
Allison Duncan and Nicholas Faulkner
Bev and Geoff Edwards
Darryn Paspa and Michael Elliott
George and Eva Ermer
Anne Evans and Graham Evans AO
Marian Evans
Dr Alexandra and Peter Evans
Keith and Heather Fagg
Gary Fallon
Alan Fancke and Bernadette Knight
Dr Alastair Fearn
Peter Fearnside and Roxane Hislop
Isaac and Judi Feldman
Jan and Rob Flew
Hugh Burrill
Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Heather and Simon McKeon
Elizabeth Foster
Jan and Garry Fowler
Bruce Freeman
Glenn Fryer
John Fullerton
Pamela Furnell and Lester Johnson
Sandra and Robert Gagnon
Anne Garvey, Judith Garvey and Steph Elam
Gill Family Foundation
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
Sarah Gorman
Helen Graham and Cliff Skinner
Meredith Greenwood
Geoffrey Grinton OAM and Margaret Grinton
Prof Anthony Guttmann AM and Susette Guttmann
Ian and Wendy Haines
Charles Harkin
R & P Harkness
Adam and Liz Harrison
Erica and Nigel Hartin
Mary Louise Hatch and Alexander Woolley
Mark and Jennifer Hayes
Glen and Sandra Hickey
Howard and Glennys Hocking
Barbara Holder
Suzanne Howard and Joshua McGoldrick
Susan and Chris Hughes
Emeritus Prof Andrea Hull AO
Ann and Tony Hyams AM
Helen Imber
Will and Jennie Irving
Jacinta and Tony Jackson
Peter Jaffe and Judy Gold
Robert Johanson and Anne Swann
Ben Johnson
Ed and Margaret Johnson
Gillian and Warren Johnson
Caroline and Campbell Johnston
Leah Kaplan and Barry Levy
Jennifer Leaper
Leah and Les Kausman
Irene Kearsey and Michael Ridley
Malcolm Kemp
Julie and Simon Kessel
Anne and Terry King
David and Dorothea King
Fiona Kirwan-Hamilton and Simon E Marks QC
Doris and Steve Klein
Marianne and Arthur Klepfisz
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Josephine and Graham Kraehe AO
Elizabeth Laverty
Verona Lea
Dr Deb Leach and Rob Gazzard
Alison Leslie
Helen and Boris Liberman
Lisa Farber and Justin Liberman
Elke Link and Brett McLean
Peter and Judy Loney
Lord Family
Peter and Jan Lowe
Elizabeth Lyons
Ken and Jan Mackinnon
Karin MacNab
Jenny MacRae and Sarah Crump
Janine Manwaring and Peter Charalabidis
Chris and Bruce Maple
Marin Charitable Trust
Sarah and Peter Martin
Dr Hannah Mason
Margaret and John Mason OAM
Virginia McDonald and Mac Hay
Peter and Anne McCamish
Bernie and Virginia McIntosh
Edwina and Rob McLachlan
Garry McLean
Jennifer and Brian McManus
Tina McMeckan
Libby McMeekin
Emeritus Prof Peter McPhee AM and Charlotte Allen
Robert and Helena Mestrovic
John G Millard
Natalie and Henry Miller
Ross and Judy Milne-Pott
Leanne and Clark Morgan
MK Futures at the APS Foundation
Barbara and David Mushin
Dr Anne Myers
Dr Mrin and Dr Prakash Nayagam
Loris and Peter Nelson
Nelson Bros Funeral Services
Sarah Nguyen
Nick Nichola and Ingrid Moyle
Michele and John Nielsen
Dr Rosemary Nixon AM
David and Lisa Oertle
Denis O'Hara and Annette Clarey
Helen Oliver, Frank Edwards and Julie Rush
The Culture Club
Assoc Prof Lyn Clearihan and Dr Anthony Palmer
Jane Palomountain and John Browne
In loving memory of Richard Park
Dr Annamarie Perlesz
Paul and Maria Philips
Henry and Marcia Pinskier
Prof Hannah Piterman
Susan and William Pitt
Betty and John Pizzey
Dug and Lisa Pomeroy
Noel and Gaylene Porter
Philip and Gayle Raftery
Jacqueline and Peter Rashleigh
Peter Philpott and Robert Ratcliffe
Jennifer and Robert Rattray
Sally Redlich
Victoria Redwood
Christopher Reed
Rachel and Peter Richardson
Phillip Riggio
Caroline Roff
Prof Stephen and Dr Sheryle Rogerson
B & J Rollason
Sue Rose
Jeremy Ruskin and Roz Zalewski
Debra Russell
Jenny Russo
Anne and Laurie Ryan
Edwina Sahhar
Margaret Sahhar AM
Lucy and Mathew Saliba
Susan Santoro
Thomas Sargant
Ian Baker and Cheryl Saunders
Elisabeth and Doug Scott
Sally and Tim Scott
Graeme Seabrook
Melissa Seto and Philip Carr
Prof Barry Sheehan and Pamela Waller
Jacky and Rupert Sherwood
Diane Silk
Dr John Sime
Jane Simon and Peter Cox
Tim and Angela Smith
Annette Smorgon
Philip and Rachel Solomon
Geoff and Judy Steinicke
Kerry Stephenson
Dr Ross and Helen Stillwell
Mark Sullivan and Amanda Elsome
Suzy and Dr Mark Suss
Irene and John Sutton
Rodney and Aviva Taft
Peter Taylor and Tania Bezzobs
Jan and Lindsay Thomas
Frank Tisher OAM and Dr Miriam Tisher
Prof Brian and Marijke Tress
Eliizabeth Tromans
Hank and Elizabeth van Herk
Jane and Dr Andrew van der Vliet
John and Anna van Weel
Helen Versey and David Brown
Graham Wademan and Michael Bowden
Walter and Gertie Wagner
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh
Dr Victor Wayne and Dr Karen Wayne OAM
Marion Webster OAM
Suzanne and Anthony Wedd
Yvonne and Charles Wells & Richard Armitage
The Island Five
Penelope and Joshua White
Ursula Whiteside
Ann and Alan Wilkinson
Jan Willliams
Peter Winspur and Bruce Dixon
Rosslyn, Brad and Abby Yelland
Mandy and Edward Yencken
Greg Young
Roz Zalewski and Jeremy Ruskin
Amy and David Zeplin
Anonymous (171)

2020 Ticket Donors

Thank you to all those who generously donated their tickets back to MTC in support of the company following 2020 show cancellations.

Legacy Circle

Acknowledging supporters who have made the visionary gesture of including a gift to MTC in their will.

Mark and Tamara Boldiston
Bernadette Broberg
Adam and Donna Cusack-Muller
Peter and Betty Game
Fiona Griffiths
Linda Herd
Irene Kearsey
Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie
Peter Philpott and Robert Ratcliffe
Max Schultz
Jillian Smith
Diane Tweeddale
Anonymous (15)

Legacy Gifts

Remembering and honouring those who have generously supported MTC through a bequest.

The Christine Brown Bequest
The Kitty and Leslie Sandy Bequest
The Estate of Prudence Ann Tutton
The Estate of Freda E White

Women in Theatre Giving Circle

Jenny Barbour
Tara Bishop
Jacquie Blackwell
Wendy and Paul Bonnici
Tania Brougham
Amanda and Mark Derham
Katie Dewhurst
Christine Gilbertson
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
Sarah Gorman
Fiona Griffiths
Jane Hansen AO
R & P Harkness
Jane Hodder
Rachel Kelly
Janette Kendall
Pamela Lamaro
Mechelle Lughermo
Tracey Lucas
Kim and Peter Monk
Jacquie Naylor
Leigh O'Neill
Prof Hannah Piterman
Sally Young
Lord Family
Louise Myer and Martyn Myer AO
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Annette Smorgon
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Marion Webster OAM
Anonymous (7)

Youth Ambassadors Giving Circle

Melody and Jonathan Feder
Heather Forbes-McKeon
Bruce Freeman
Linda Herd
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Suzy and Dr Mark Suss
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh
Jan Williams
Anonymous (2)

Education Giving Circle

Joanna Baevski
The Bonnici Family
Tom and Elana Cordiner
Ann Darby
Glenn Fryer
Jane Hansen AO and Paul Little AO
Mark and Jennifer Hayes
Linda Herd
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock
The Mann Family
Jacquie Naylor
Susan Oliver AM
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
Hilary and Stuart Scott
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Ann and Alan Wilkinson
Anonymous (3)

Supporters Circle


Salwa Abdel-Aziz
Anita and Graham Anderson
Dr Mandy Atchison
Dr Maria Athanassenas
Ann Auld
Kent and Vivien Bacon
Helen and Rino Baggio
Lorraine Baker and Peter Hunkin
Andrius Balnionis and Anna Teller-Balnionis
Neil and Heather Barker
Margaret and Warner Bastian
Andrew and Terri Bateman
Judith Beamish and Harry Prince
Kay and Oliver Bennett
Keith and Deidre Beville
Jenny Blencowe
Fay Bock
Jean Margaret Bowman
Janet Brasch
Nan Brown
Peter and Roslyn Burgess
Robyn Burke and Graham Burke AO
David Byrne
Elise Callander
June Cameron
Jacinta Carboon
Pamela Carder
Philip and Kate Carrillo
Debra and James Cherry
Pamela Chin
Min Li Chong
Arthur and Elaine Clark
Katharine Clark
Peter Clements
Christine Clough
Janet and Phillip Collins
Stephen Collins and Philippa Lohmeyer-Collins
Rowen Craigie
John Crocker
Michael and Ros Crommelin
Rosie Cunningham
Karen and Rachel Cusack
Stewart Daniels and Daniel Goff
Beverley Davis OAM JP and Dr John Davis
Lauren Davis
Jenny and Nicholas Dawes
Lyle Daymond
Karen de Silva
Anna Dizane
Therese Doupe
Thelma Dowell
J Dunbar
David Dyson
Ellen and Cameron Easton
Isabel and Graeme Edgoose
Marian Evans
Helen and Warwick Fairlie
Patricia Feast
Dr Isaac Feldman and Judith Feldman
Kenneth and Sandra Fitzsimmons
Tina and Domenica Forestiere
Inna Friedman and Morry Fraid
Dr Erica and Dr Harry Frydenberg AM
Vincent and Elisabeth Gawne
Growth Mantra
Vicki and Stefano Giorgini
Barbara Green
Carol Greig
Joanne Griffiths
Fred and Alex Grimwade
Geoffrey and Margaret Grinton
Michael and Dorit Grossbard
Reg Grouse
Susan Groves
Sally Gudgeon
Jean Hadges
Joseph and Judy Hajdu
Janet Hall
Margaret Hamilton and Bill Healy
Dr Lesley and Doris Hardcastle
R & L Harden
Julia and Stephen Hare
Mary Harris
Marie-Therese Healy
Jeanet Hofland
Kimberley Holden
Elouise Holmes
Carolyn Hughes
Margaret and Warwick Hutchins
Julie and Darell Hutchinson
Dr David Ip and Leonie Ip
Rachel and Peter Irons
Jill Jackson and Dr Martin Jackson
Ann Jacobs
Louise Jenkins
Ben Johnson
Graham and Adrienne Johnson
Jennifer and Trevor Johnson
Cliff and Elizabeth Johnston
Dr Michael and Pamela Jonas
Dr Claerwen Jones
Lesley and Ian Jones
Dr Peter Juliff and Kay Juliff
Joshua Kahan
Leah Kaplan and Barry Levy
Jo and Anesits Karaoutsadis
Alan Kerr
Daniel Kilby
Iain and Lyn Kirkwood
Dr Richard and Angela Kirsner
Barbara Kolliner and Peter Kollliner OAM
Heather Lacey and David Russell
Judith Landsberg
Roger Lawton
Verona Lea
Ian Leckie
Judith Lefebvre
Judith Lewis
Julie Lidgett
Tracey Lucas
Kerrie Ludekens
Mechelle Lughermo
Dr Sandra Lynch and Dr James Lynch
Susannah Malingbrough
Margaret Mangan
Dr Ian Manning and Dr Alice De Jonge
Gordon and Victoria Mar
Gaye Mason
Sandra McCann
Sue McCarthy
Jenny McComb
Linda McConnell and Phillip Kowalski
Noela McDiarmid
Gail McKay
Edwina McLachlan and Prof Robert McLachlan AM
Ann McLaren
Pamela McLure
Andrea and Mike McMahon
Catherine Mcnicol and Ian Menzies
Patricia and Chris McRae
Prof Peter McTigue and Catherine McTigue
David and Marie Meller
Prof Frederick Mendelsohn and Lynnette Edwards
Dee and Peter Milne
Monica Mitchell
Wendy and John Mitchell
David Morgan
Jane and Ian Morrison
Trudy Morrison and Michael Ilczynski
Erica and Max Mounter
Richard Murphy
Yvette Nash
Posey O'Collins
Sarah O'Donnell
Mick O'Hagan
Anthony Oliver
Jennifer Olney and Hans Koo
Elizabeth and Kerry Osborne
Arthur Ozols
Carolyn Parker-Clews
Lynette Payne
Moira and Graham Penwarden
Prof Roger Pepperell and Betty Pepperell
Caecilia Potter
Allan and Jill Poynton
Dr Jan Pyman
Jusctice Michelle Quigley and Dr Hugh Kelso
Rae and Pack Raphael
Kim Rea
Dr Suzy Redston
James Hill and Dr Caroline Reed
Dr Amanda Reich
Cliff and Jenny Restarick
Prof Jeff Richardson and Bronwyn Richardson
Dr Robert Richardson
Skye Richmond
Barbara Roff
Susan and Paul Rooke
Alister Rowe
Dr Daniel Sable and Dr Sandy Sable
Dr Murray Sandland
Rick and Maree Sawers
Kerry Saxby
Prof Paul Schneider and Dr Margarita Silva
Norma Seager
Julie Shelton
Irene Shone
Dr Dianne Siemon and Jim Siemon
Katherine Simons
Alexia Simpson
Sally Ann Simpson
Bob and Ruth Slater
Elizabeth and David Smart
Anne Smith
Ros Smith and Reverend Trevor Smith
Gordon and Lesley Spence
Sylvia Spigelman
Jean and Roger Stanley
Philip and Jean Stanley
Rosemary Stipanov
Elizabeth Thomas
Jan and Lindsay Thomas
Megan Thomson
William and Jennifer Tom
Kaye Tsui-Po
Diane Tweeddale
Lynette Urquhart
John and Anna van Weel
Santina and Oscar Velo
Margaret Watts
Dr Robyn Whiteley
Caitlin and Luke Wilson
Gordon Wilson
Robert and Diana Wilson
Denis Wiltshire
Nick and Helen Withers
Joyce Woodroffe
Lisa Woolf
Prof Lyn Yates
Margaret and David Young
Margaret and Rob Ziffer
Deborah and Richard Zimmermann
Anonymous (68)