Former President of Noosa Arts Theatre, Liza Park, reminisces about the past
“I think the fondest and proudest moment of my approximately 15-year association with NATS, is not from any production I have been part of, but my involvement in seeing the long dreamed of renovation of our modest community theatre, come into being.
“Fundraising had been going on for many, many years, and thanks to a magnificent donation of $25,000 from Tricia Francis, gradually we were getting nearer to being able to finance our ambitious plans. We received so much generous support from local business, but the standout contributions were from the architect, Andrew Mackeller who gave his professional time and advice without fees, Reece Plumbing Noosaville, who donated all the plumbing fixtures without cost, saving us over $10,000, and our much loved builder, Damien Davidson, who managed miracles with our meagre funds, and persuaded his trade contacts to “Help out please, Mate. It is for the community, after all.”
“This generosity is a reflection of the fondness the community has for its local theatre group, and in return the theatre regularly gives fund-raising performances for local charity groups, to reciprocate this support. It’s this community spirit that makes me so very proud to be associated with NAT.”