Rodney Seaborn

Dr Rodney Seaborn excelled in two entirely different and unrelated fields: as a pioneering psychiatrist, and a great theatrical philanthropist. While theatre was a lifelong love, remarkably he had no personal involvement in the theatre business until after he retired as a medico in his 60s. For the next 30 years, support for theatre, theatre artists and theatrical archives was to become his abiding passion and his generous legacy. He made countless friendships in the theatrical fraternity, assisted careers of talented artists and rescued and re-built theatres and theatre companies. His theatrical archive is probably the most important in private hands in Australia.

Audio Extracts


Gladys Moncrieff


Articulation of voices in theatre


JCW diary


Rescuing the AETT


Establishing the SBW Foundation