A strong relationship between actor and director is one of great importance in order for their best work to be brought out and for the success of the production. While it does vary greatly between each director and show, there do seem to be common factors that promote the sought after ‘director’s actor’: an actor… Read more.
Grab a coffee and sit down with Matilda Moran this week to find out about her first week of rehearsals for Squabbalogic’s The Original Grease and see how you score in her quiz! So somehow we’ve managed to teleport from the first week of rehearsal to the last in a blink. On Friday we ran our show… Read more.
I’ve decided to trade my coffee in for a well-deserved wine this week, after our first full sing through of the Dogfight score. We have just finished our first week of rehearsals for this production, and I couldn’t be more excited. Presented by Doorstep Arts- a leading independent theatre company based in Geelong- and hot… Read more.
Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.
My biggest concern leaving WAAPA was that I would never get work. My second biggest concern was that if I did score a show, I would be working with a group of strangers, not the 18 people I’ve done everything with the last 3 years… The first concern still stands; that will always be scary. But… Read more.
Following the release of a distressing story in the Sydney Morning Herald (read here for a full run-down of facts and statements from both parties) last month claiming that a young girl with a disability and her mother were asked to leave a performance of Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, I’m pretty annoyed that any… Read more.
So often we’re told in this industry that making our own work is crucial to the longevity of our success, and so often few of us have the courage to take this advice. Just under two years ago, Ben Nicholson and Nick Hedger took the initiative to actually create their own work, and thus Home… Read more.
Grab a coffee, I have a secret to tell you! Well actually, I’m not allowed.. The past few weeks have been so exciting. I just returned from Melbourne where I had the pleasure of seeing some amazing theatre, taking great dance classes, catching up with some of my best friends and even got to do a few auditions as a… Read more.
Wednesday night saw the official opening of Beats on Pointe at the Gasworks theatre in Albert Park, Melbourne. Curious to see how a fusion of street dance and Ballet would go, I went along. (Mainly because I was impressed that they wanted to try.) I left the ninety minute show entirely satisfied that Melbourne dance is… Read more.
Grab a coffee (or a summer cocktail!) and join Matilda Moran and Joel Granger as they ponder how to respond to the obligatory “what do you do?” question… We’ve all been in the situation: You’re at a bar celebrating your friend’s birthday. You’ve known them since high school; you’ve grown up together in your small country… Read more.