Last month, both as a patron and as an awards presenter, Mary attended the highly prestigious Canberra Theatre Awards (CAT) at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.
The Awards night also celebrated 20 years of continuous service to the performing arts in Canberra and the region of Southern New South Wales.
Mary had the great honour of presenting Olivia Fisher and James Court with the 2015 Mary Porter Professional Development Scholarship, this is the third year of the scholarship with Pete Ricardo and Thomas Walsh awarded in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
“Since I became involved in the CAT Awards more than a decade ago, I have always been inspired to see the many young people who got their start in professional theatre by winning a CAT award, Mary said.
“CAT award winners often say how important it was to give them confidence to pursue career in the professional theatre.” Mary said.