ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0152 Eureka! Theatre Company Records

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0152

Collection 

Eureka! Theatre Company Records

Date Range

1987-2000

Quantity

3.59m (16 manuscript boxes + 1 newspaper box + reel-to-reel tapes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections 

HMSS 0171 Women on a Shoestring Records 

Jigsaw Theatre Company Records

 

Eureka! Theatre Company wound up on 31 December 2000 and its activities were assumed by Women On A Shoestring Inc. under leadership of Camilla Blunden.

Eureka! Theatre Company was registered as a business name on 20 March 1987. An application of intention to apply for Incorporation as an association was made on 7 June 1988.

The objects of the company were:

1.      the public presentation of theatrical performance

2.      the promotion within the general public of the appreciation of the theatrical arts

The company was formally incorporated on 10 May 1990 and called Eureka! Theatre Company Incorporated. With the introduction of the new act came further objectives of the company. These were

1.      the development and the presentation of theatrical performances

2.      the promotion of performing and the associated arts.

The company had a strong commitment to providing work for local theatre professionals, whilst continually raising the quality of that art, and to providing Australian work where possible.

Eureka! received grants from the Australian Government and ACT Cultural Council.  It undertook joint projects with The Street Theatre, ACT and Jigsaw Theatre Company.

Box List

BOX NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY

DATES

1

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES
Incorporation and associated papers

2 files

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Cultural Development Grants & Australian Council of the Arts

 

 

1

Applications

7 file

1990-1995

1

Funding body newsletters

1 file

1995-1997

2

Applications for

3 files

1996, 1998-1999

2

Health ACT grants

1 file

1996

 

 

 

 

3

PRODUCTIONS

Note all folders contain administration, correspondence, contracts, financials unless otherwise stated.

 

 

3

Room to Move, Hancock’s Last Half Hour, Salonika, Away

1 file

1987

3

Newscuttings

1 vol

Ca 1987

3

Six Pack USA, Duck Variations, Wrecked Eggs, Some Kind of Love Story, Hughie, Elegy for a Lady, Second Lady USA, Roy Boys

1 file

1988

3

Magpies Nest, A Life of the Mind, The Bridal Suite, The Open Couple, A Kind of Alaska, Dirty Linen, One for the Mind, Red Black & Ignorant

1 file

1988

3

Smoking is Bad for You, Swansong

1 file

1989

3

Bogong Bashes, Mummy Loves you Betty Ann Jewell, Protest, Audience, Private View, Chinaman

1 file

1990

3

I Can’t Remember Anything, Joseph, Leonard’s Last Super

1 file

1990

3

The Overwat, Bermandesey

1 file

1990

3

Sorento

1 file

nd

3

Love Letters

1 file

1991

3

AGPS

1 file

nd

3

Nobody Here But Us Chickens

3 files

1992

3

A Brand New Pair of Shorts, Spumante Romanitica & A Kind of Onion-2 short plays, correspondence and contracts for plays, Time Pieces contracts, correspondence & related information

 

1 file

1992

3

A Night on the PS #2

1 file

1993

3

Love Child

1 file

1994

3

Waltzing Matilda

1 file

nd

3

Good Works- also display folder with photos

3 files

1995

4

Furious & Lovelocks Dream Run

1 file

nd

4

A Spit on the PS & Sweet Phoebe

1 file

nd

4

Blue Murder

5 files

1996

4

Garry’s House

2 files

1997

4

The Woman at the Window

1 file

nd

5

The Perfectionist

 

1998

5

Photos in display folders

5 vols

1987-1995

5

Bicentennial Project Award for Magpies Nest

1

27 Nov 1988

6

Canberra Arts Marketing- correspondence to and from Eureka! 1994- 1998

2 vols

1994-1998

 

 

 

 

 

EUREKA! BOARD PAPERS

 

 

6

Annual accumulations of board papers

8 files

1991-1996

7

Annual accumulations of board papers

1 file

1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

7

Correspondence with actors, directors, writers and agents

3 files

nd

7

General correspondence

8 files

1990-1998

7

Correspondence inwards, scripts for assessment

1 file

nd

8

Correspondence inwards, scripts for assessment

1 file

nd

8

Outwards Correspondence

5 files

1996-2000

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION FILES

 

 

8

Fund raising for 1997

1 file

1997

8

E-Business plan and miscellaneous matters

1 file

1995; 1997; 1999

8

Workers Compensation & Insurance

1 file

nd

8

Superannuation

2 files

nd

9

Mailing lists

1 file

nd

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL RECORDS

 

 

9

Taxation records

6 FILES

1988-2000

9

Miscellaneous, accommodation etc

2 files

Nd

10

cash books, bank statements & audit reports

1 file

1990

10

insurance

1 file

1990

10

cash payments & accounts paid

2 files

1990

10

Financial documents

4 files

1991

11

Financial documents

7 files

1991-1994

12

Financial documents

7 files

1995-2001

12-13

Bank statements, deposit books, cheque books, receipt books

 

1998, 2000-2001

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO VISUAL RECORDINGS

 

 

14

VHS video recordings

18

nd

15

Audio and video recordings

2 audio tapes; 4 video cassettes

nd

16

Audio cassette recordings and photographs

1 box

nd

17

Reel to reel audio recordings

2 oversized recordings

nd

18

Large scrapbook including photographs and advertising designs

1 oversized box

Nd