Maryanne Jaques is a Bathurst-based writer and emerging playwright and has been Communications Officer at Regional Arts Development Organisation Arts OutWest since 2007 (currently on maternity leave).
Maryanne has also worked across event management, arts publicity, TV writing and production, backstage in the theatre, as a magazine feature writer and taught at Charles Sturt University as a sessional academic in Communication.
As a theatre maker Maryanne has had short plays produced in Sydney and the Central West and in 2014 received a Playwriting Australia State Exchange grant to work on a full-length play. In 2017 she was writing mentor on 17 things the government doesn’t want you to know about the internet, a co-production with ATYP and Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, devised and performed by 13 to 16 year olds. In 2018 Maryanne is mentor/workshop leader for the Central West Short Play Writing Festival One Act Play Residency at BMEC and mentor on the Artstate Bathurst project Homekeeper.
Maryanne has a BA in Theatre/ Media (honours), Graduate Certificate in Cultural Event Management and a MA in Journalism all from Charles Sturt University.
Locally she’s been involved with Bathurst Arts Council, performed in Cabaret Kite shows, written a weekly arts column, volunteered on local events, and coerced passers-by to hula hoop in the park.