Meet Our Committee

Meet Committee

GailEndres_MPI_WebGail Endres


My first role in a production was in Annie Get Your Gun (1970) and I played the role of one of Annie’s younger sisters, Winnie. With pigtails, bare feet, rope for a belt and smudges of dirt on my face. It was not what I imagined ‘my debut to the world of theatre’ would be like. I loved it, and have not stopped loving it!! I have had various roles in musicals, dramas, 3 One Plays and 3 Act Plays.
As always, and now as President of Maryborough Players since 2012, it has been pleasure to watch not only our ‘active’ members take part in productions, but also the mature adults and younger performers take their first tentative steps into theatre and to see them develop confidence and theatre skills and knowledge.
Maryborough Players Inc celebrated its 65th anniversary last year, 2014. On a personal level, it gave me great pride to be part of the celebrations and to see so many past and present members take part in this wonderful milestone. In some ways, I guess, I am carrying on the ‘family tradition’ that my uncle began back in 1949.


John_MPI_WebJohn Lawrence

Vice President

John started his theatre life with the Maryborough Players in 1972.  He has done various productions with groups in Maryborough, Brisbane and Hervey Bay.  Musicals he has performed in include My Fair Lady, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to name a few.  He has performed in many 3 One Act Plays, Melodramas, Pantomimes and Theatre Restaurants.   During his time in theatre he has also directed a 3 One Play together with Theatre Restaurants.  John has also written 5 scripts which have been performed with great success in Hervey Bay.



Loretta_MPI_WebLoretta Lawrence

Secretary / Treasurer

Loretta was introduced to the Theatre in 1972.  It wasn’t until 1983 when she hit the stage performing in her first musical Annie Get Your Gun, which was followed in 1984 with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Her first performance in a Theatre Restaurant was “Ah Cruel Fate” in  1985, all for the Maryborough Players.  Her last theatre restaurant was for a Hervey Bay Group, and is now happy to retire from the stage.  She has taken on the role of  Secretary allowing her to continue being involved with theatre.