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
Greig Gailey and 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 Late Max and Jill Schultz
The University of Melbourne


The Late Margaret Anne Brien
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.

Louise Myer and Martyn Myer AO, Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO, Christine Brown Bequest, Allan Myers AC QC and Maria Myers AC, Tony Burgess and Janine Burgess, Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie, Larry Kamener and Petra Kamener.

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Trusts and Foundations

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Artistic Directors Circle

Susanna Mason
Craig Semple
Luisa Valmorbida OAM
Caroline and Derek Young AM

Production Patrons

The Truth by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton
18 June — 17 July 2021

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Ann Darby

Cyrano by Virginia Gay after Edmond Rostand
31 July — 4 September 2021

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Ann Darby

Sunday by Anthony Weigh
18 September — 23 October 2021
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

MTC's 2021 production of Sunday is generously supported by MTC’s Sunday Giving Circle Donors:

Andrew Sisson AO and Tracey Sisson
Orcadia Foundation
Joanna Baevski
Glenda and Greg Lewin AM
Kerry Gardner AM and Andrew Myer AM
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock
Lisa Gorman and Dean Angelucci

Jacky by Declan Furber Gillick
9 October — 13 November 2021

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Craig Semple

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
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Caroline and Derek Young AM


Joanna Baevski
Erica Bagshaw
Dr Jane Bird
Bill Bowness AO
The Cattermole Family
Tom and Elana Cordiner
Christine Gilbertson
The Gjergja Family
John and Joan Grigg OAM
Linda Herd
Karen Inge and Dr George Janko
Daryl Kendrick and Sandy Bell
Suzanne Kirkham
Glenda and Greg Lewin
Macgeorge Bequest
Susanna Mason
George and Rosa Morstyn
Jane and Andrew Murray
Janet Reid OAM and Allan Reid
Kendra Reid
Lisa Ring
Craig Semple
Rob Stewart and Lisa Dowd
Luisa Valmorbida OAM
Anonymous (3)


Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Prof James Best AO and Prof Doris Young
Jay Bethell and Peter Smart
Bill Bowness AO
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
Prof Margaret Gardner AC and Prof Glyn Davis AC
The Dowd Foundation
Murray Gordon and Lisa Norton
Robert and Jan Green
Lesley Griffin
Jane Hemstritch
Tony Hillery and Warwick Eddington
Bruce and Mary Humphries
Peter and Halina Jacobsen
Amy and Paul Jasper
Joan Lefroy AM and George Lefroy AM
Marshall Day Acoustics (Dennis Irving Scholarship)
Martin and Melissa McIntosh
Ian and Margaret McKellar
Kim and Peter Monk
Peter Nethercote – Ballarat Theatre Company
Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Leigh O’Neill
Prof David Penington AC and Dr Sonay Hussein
Perpetual Foundation – The Mary Elinor Harris Fund Endowment
Renzella Family
Tintagel Bay P/L
Trawalla Foundation Trust
The Veith Foundation
Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Barbara Ward-Ambler
Marion Webster OAM
Ursula Whiteside
Anonymous (4)

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
Natalie Hickey
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
Professor Duncan Maskell
Don and Sue Matthews
Tim and Caroline McFarlane
Mark and Lisa Mentha
Louise Myer and Martyn Myer AO
Leigh O’Neill
Susan Oliver AM
Bruce Parncutt AO
Paul Rayner
Andrew Sisson AO 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 (7)

Advocates Circle


James Angus AO and Helen Angus
Australian Communities Foundation - Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
John and Lorraine Bates
Jenny and Stephen Charles AO
Anne Cleary
Sandy and Yvonne Constantine
Ann Darby
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
Fiona Griffiths and Tony Osmond
Luke Heagerty
Jane Hodder
Ed and Margaret Johnson
Irene Kearsey and Michael Ridley
Leg Up Foundation
Lording Family Foundation
Peter and Judy Loney
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock
Chris and Bruce Maple
Prof Duncan Maskell
Ross and Judy Milne-Pott
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Sandy and Sandra Murdoch
Luke and Janine Musgrave
Dr Paul Nisselle AM and Sue Nisselle
Christopher Reed
Scanlon Foundation
Hilary and Stuart Scott
In memory of Berek Segan AM OBE - Marysia & Marshall Segan
Prof Barry Sheehan and Pamela Waller
Lynne Sherwood and the late Tim Sherwood
Brian Snape AM
Ricci Swart AM
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Penelope and Joshua White
Kaye and John de Wijn
Price and Christine Williams
The Ray and Margaret Wilson Foundation
Gillian and Tony Wood
Anonymous (12)

Loyalty Circle


Prof Margaret Abernethy AM and Alex Abernethy
Ann and Robin Ahin
Cathy and Peter Aird
Nicky and Simon Allen
Prof Noel Alpins AM and Sylvia Alpins
Kate Aplin
Mary-Louise Archibald
Margaret Astbury
Allison Aughton
Ian Baker and Cheryl Saunders
John and Dagnija Balmford
Janet Barchett and Bruce Bezant
Liz and Charles Baré
Margaret and Anthony Bartel
Carolyn Bartram
Prof Robin Batterham
Angelina Beninati
Kay, Oliver and Eleanor Bennett
Tara Bishop
Ric Bland and Lesley Austin
Judy Bourke
Max and Ros Boyce
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
Jannie Brown
Nan Brown
Beth Brown and the late Tom Bruce AM
Anne Bruce and Bruce Watson
Gary and Sandy Buck
Jan and Graham Bull
Julie Burke
Katie Burke
Hugh Burrill
Pam Caldwell
Alison and John Cameron
John and Jan Campbell
Jessica Canning
Clare and Richard Carlson
Fiona Caro
Chernov Family
Keith Chivers and Ron Peel
Professor Arthur and Elaine Clark
Assoc Prof Lyn Clearihan and Dr Anthony Palmer
Dr Robin Collier and Neil Collier
Deborah Conyngham
Katrina and David Cooke
Margaret Crothers
Steve Cullen and Julia Shepherdson
The Culture Club
Ann Cutts Philip and Margaret Darton
Mark and Jo Davey
Dr Karina Davis and Tahli Carta Davis
Professor Kevin Davis AM and Dr Christine Brown OAM
Katharine Derham-Moore
Sandra and Cameron Dorse
Robert Drake
Bernadette and Craig Drummond
Dr Sally Duguid and Dr David Tingay
Allison Duncan and Nicholas Faulkner
Rodney Dux
Bev and Geoff Edwards
Darryn Paspa and Michael Elliott
George and Eva Ermer
Anne Evans and Graham Evans AO
Dr Alexandra and Peter Evans
Keith and Heather Fagg
Alan Fancke and Bernadette Knight
Dr Alastair Fearn
Peter Fearnside and Roxane Hislop
Melody and Jonathan Feder
Grant Fisher and Helen Bird
Jan and Rob Flew
Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Bruce Freeman
Dr Justin Friebel and Jessica Rose
Glenn Fryer
John Fullerton
Anne Garvey, Judith Garvey and Steph Elam
Gill Family Foundation
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
Lisa Gorman and Dean Angelucci
Sarah Gorman
Helen Graham and Cliff Skinner
Meredith Greenwood
Prof Anthony Guttmann AM and Susette Guttmann
Charles Harkin
R & P Harkness
Mark and Jennifer Hayes
The Hon Peter Heerey AM QC and Sally Heerey
Kerri Hereward
Dr Alice Hill and Mark Nicholson
Howard and Glennys Hocking
Dr Romayne Holmes
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 Caroline and Campbell Johnston
Malcolm Kemp
Anne and Terry King
David and Dorothea King
Doris and Steve Klein
Marianne and Arthur Klepfisz
Peter and Barbara Kolliner
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Alan and Wendy Kozica
Josephine and Graham Kraehe AO
Verona Lea
Jennifer Leaper
Alison Leslie
Helen and Boris Liberman
Lisa Farber and Justin Liberman
Lord Family 
Peter and Jan Lowe
Elizabeth Lyons
Ken and Jan Mackinnon
Karin MacNab
Marin Charitable Trust
Ian and Judi Marshman
Sarah and Peter Martin
Dr Hannah Mason
Margaret and John Mason OAM
Peter and Anne McCamish
Bernie and Virginia McIntosh
Heather and Simon McKeon
Garry McLean
Jennifer and Brian McManus
Libby McMeekin
Emeritus Prof Peter McPhee AM and Charlotte Allen
Melman Trading Pty Ltd
Robert and Helena Mestrovic
John G Millard
Natalie and Henry Miller
Patricia Montgomery
MK Futures at the APS Foundation
Luke and Janine Musgrave
Barbara and David Mushin
Brian and Dianne Neilson
Nelson Bros Funeral Services
J and R Nettleton
Sarah Nguyen
Nick Nichola and Ingrid Moyle
Helen Nicolay and Nicholas Allen
Michele and John Nielsen
Dr Rosemary Nixon AM
David and Lisa Oertle
Helen Oliver
Frank Edwards and Julie Rush
Susan Oliver AM
Arthur Ozols
Jane Palomountain and John Browne
In loving memory of Richard Park
Dr Annamarie Perlesz
Anita Petris and Mark Roberts
Paul and Maria Philips
Peter Philpott and Robert Ratcliffe
Henry and Marcia Pinskier
Susan and William Pitt
Dug and Lisa Pomeroy
Noel and Gaylene Porter
Catherine Quealy
Philip and Gayle Raftery
Jackie and Peter Rashleigh
Sally Redlich
Victoria Redwood
Field and Jeanette Rickards
Phillip Riggio
Ken Roche
Caroline Roff
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
B & J Rollason
Sue Rose
Paul Ross and Georgina Costello
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
Elisabeth and Doug Scott
Fiona Scott
Sally and Tim Scott
Jacky and Rupert Sherwood
Dr John Sime
Pauline and Tony Simioni
Jane Simon and Peter Cox
Tim and Angela Smith
Annette Smorgon
Philip and Rachel Solomon
Geoff and Judy Steinicke
Kerry Stephenson
Drs Anne and Don Stewart
Dr Ross and Helen Stillwell
Helene Strawbridge
Colin and Elizabeth Stuckey
Mark Sullivan and Amanda Elsome
Suzy and Dr Mark Suss
Irene and John Sutton
James and Anne Syme
Rodney and Aviva Taft
Peter Taylor and Tania Bezzobs
Prof Brian and Marijke Tress
John and Anna van Weel
Helen Versey and David Brown
Fiona Viney
Graham Wademan and Michael Bowden
Walter and Gertie Wagner
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh
Pinky Watson
Suzanne and Anthony Wedd
Dr Peter and Dr Carole Wigg
Ann and Alan Wilkinson
Jan Willliams
Rosslyn, Brad and Abby Yelland
Mandy and Edward Yencken
Amy and David Zeplin
Anonymous (127)

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

Dr Jane Bird
Amanda and Mark Derham
Christine Gilbertson
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
Jane Hodder
Janette Kendall
Kim and Peter Monk
Leigh O'Neill
Prof Hannah Piterman
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Marion Webster OAM

Youth Ambassadors Giving Circle

Melody and Jonathan Feder
Bruce Freeman
Linda Herd
Jock and Jenny Jeffries
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Tom and Ruth O'Dea
Heather and Simon McKeon
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Suzy and Dr Mark Suss
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh
Jan Williams

Education Giving Circle

Paul & Wendy Bonnici and Family
Judy Bourke
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
The Cordiners
Ann Darby
Bruce Freeman
Linda Herd
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Hart Line Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
Mark and Jennifer Hayes
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
Hilary and Stuart Scott
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Walter and Gertie Wagner
Ann and Alan Wilkinson
Anonymous (4)

Current as of July 2021.