Garry McDonald and Dianne Craig

Husband and wife for over 40 years, Garry and Diane love theatre, they love Tasmania and are delighted to bring both loves together in becoming the very first patrons of the Tasmanian Theatre Awards.

“It’s no exaggeration to say we owe Tassie a lot”, says McDonald. “Diane and I fell in love on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Hobart and so we’re always delighted to come back and contribute in any way we can. I’m particularly interested to see what’s happening in theatre here now and to be part of honouring that.”

Diane Craig shares some of her passion for theatre when she says, “After more than forty years in the performing arts industry, we have seen what a powerful and important contribution theatre makes across Australia. It brings people together; it enriches and challenges; it invites us to reflect and leaves us in a better place because of the experience.”