Welcoming Maria Deere as Senior Producer | Kaihautū Matua

We're delighted to share that the incomparable Maria Deere (Ngāti Tamaterā, French, Irish) will be joining us this month in the newly created role of Senior Producer | Kaihautū Matua at Q Theatre.

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Maria Deere's remarkable career is marked by a strong track record of successful creative collaborations, making her a sought-after name in the industry. Her unique ability to blend diverse performance forms, creativity, innovation, and profound audience engagement sets her apart as a top-tier creative producer. 



Maria brings 15 years of experience in creative production and event management, making her a valuable addition to our ever-evolving journey.

Like many of us, she navigated the live events space during the challenging COVID years, showcasing her resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment to quality results, qualities that we are excited to welcome to our team.

This newly created role is a significant step forward in our pursuit of innovation and artistic excellence. Maria's diverse experience, spanning small bespoke functions to large-scale festivals, perfectly complements our mission to provide a wide variety of artistic experiences to the people of Tāmaki Makaurau.

"Connecting artists and audiences has always been at the heart of my producing work. In this role at Q Theatre, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to not only support exceptional performances but also to work as a bridge between the brilliant minds of our creatives and the eager hearts of Tāmaki audiences. I'm thrilled to be joining the team." 

As we strive to increase our audience numbers, expand our program offerings, and enhance our strategic objectives, Maria Deere will play a pivotal role in this exciting phase of our journey. Q Theatre's programming team works collaboratively to ensure our spaces are filled throughout the year with a diverse range of performances. Over the next two years, we aim to increase our ticketed audience members and bring our programming closer to pre-pandemic levels.

Maria's vision and expertise align perfectly with Q’s mission – to continue bringing exceptional performances to our stages, and her passion for creating lasting experiences resonates with our core values. We welcome Maria Deere to our Q Theatre whānau and can't wait to see what the future holds with her on board.