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Testimonials

“Queenie van de Zandt has a knack of bringing together the best in the business to be a part of her courses...What an amazing opportunity to work with the leading lights of the cabaret scene to develop your own cabaret show.  I wish this had been around when I was starting out!
David Campbell OAM

“...equipped me with the skills and confidence to write my very first solo cabaret show. In the year since completing the course I have written two cabaret shows, which have been performed at the Tasmanian Cabaret Festival, Fremantle Festival, Fringe World Perth, and Adelaide Fringe to rave reviews. I feel so much more confident as a performer and am having an absolute blast performing cabaret. I don't know what I would be doing if I hadn't found cabaret!”
E. Davis, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“I absolutely loved the CWW last year - it was so inspiring to be around such brilliant, hard-working tutors and wonderful like-minded students. Thanks to the guidance from many of the tutors on the course, I performed my solo show “Natural Habitat” last year at Sydney Fringe Festival and am about to perform it again as an official selection of Sydney Comedy Festival’s “Fresh! Comedy” Program. I couldn’t have done it without all the amazing support and knowledge I gained from CWW!!”
Bridie Connell, AMTA Cabaret Graduate
(Since graduating from the AMTA’s Cabaret Winter Workshop, Bridie has gone on to become one of Australia’s hottest new comedians, starring in shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Foxtel’s/Network TEN), True Story with Hamish & Andy (Nine Network), Tonightly With Tom Ballard (ABC))

“Demand for van de Zandt's services...has skyrocketed.”
The Sydney Morning Herald

“Thank you so much, Queenie, for preparing me so well for the Cabaret!...It has been one of the great highlights in my life”
D. Johnstone, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“Just wanted to let you know I won my showcase heat. (The 8th Annual Cabaret Showcase) Hooray! Thanks for all your help”
F. Pearson, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“I just wanted to let you know what a huge impact you have had on me! . . . I was successful in getting my show into the Fringe Hub - then went on to have a wonderful season. I'm now about to take the same play to Adelaide Fringe - then hopefully Edinburgh...so inspiring and so practical.  It empowered me as an artist and has set me on an exciting journey. THANK YOU!!!”
S. Hamilton, Graduate

"Queenie is great. I did a creating cabaret workshop with her in Thirroul a couple of years ago. It was a fab weekend. We did our first show last year…the venue ran out of chairs and people were happy to sit on cushions on the floor. This year, we collaborated with two other wonderful performers…our first show was a couple of weeks ago and we SOLD OUT over a week prior to the performance which was great"
H. Jenkins, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“I performed my cabaret at the Butterfly Club last week. It was based on some work we did earlier this year. It was very well received and almost a sell-out. Thanks for your advice and inspiration that day - you were fab.”
A. Baker, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“My 10-minute cabaret I made for short and sweet festival on the gold coast...I could not have done it without you and all of your wonderful presenters and participants. You all truly changed my outlook on creation and performance so thank you”
C. Croucher, AMTA Cabaret Graduate

“You inspired me to do my own cabaret show which premiered at Fringe World Perth 2014 and won the Cabaret Award WA.”
R. Hofmann

“... equipped me with not only the creative skills to write and perform, but it also prepared me for the very important (and sometimes terrifying) world of self-producing! I have since written two solo shows, which played across Australia in venues such as The Powerhouse (Brisbane) and The Butterfly Club (Melbourne), with more festival dates later this year! The fact that you get to work with such a plethora of industry professionals means there's something in there for everyone's style. It’s given me the confidence and skills to achieve everything I have so far in this crazy world of Cabaret!”
Natasha York, AMTA Cabaret Graduate
(Tash has since gone on to be a multi-award-winning cabaret artist touring throughout Australia with her 7 cabaret shows (& counting))

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