Earlier this year, I created A Music Theatre Fanboy’s Top 10 Youtube Performances. This week I thought I’d once again have my coffee at my computer desk, and show you some* of my favourite MT performers being interviewed on some of my favourite Youtube channels.* Not only are all of these actors spectacularly talented, but they all… Read more.
Rachel Cole’s Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with some excellent advice from Australian theatre veteran, Todd McKenney. A note from Rachi You’ve heard that Confucius saying: “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Whilst I appreciate his sentiment, it sounds to me like Confucius never did… Read more.
This week’s column comes with a double shot of coffee, from both Matilda and Joel. The two of us are currently in the middle of our voyage together aboard the RMS Titanic in StageArt’s 2016 Performance Season. With only two weeks left, we still haven’t made it to America. But on the way, we have… Read more.
This week I shared a coffee over skype with prominent Sydney-based producer, director and actor, Jay James- Moody (and his cat, who contributed to the conversation from his lap). If I told you his performance credits involved a huge line-up of shows including A Year With Frog and Toad (Ensemble Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling… Read more.
A note from Rachi: When I’m chatting to a guy on Tinder, some questions I get out of the way early include: Do you have cold sores? Can I have a copy of your last pay slip? And, how do you feel about the Labor party and union membership? #lowmaintenance. (In my defence, 76% of… Read more.
I thought it would be some kind of delicious biscuit for me to start writing an essay on inspiration in the depths of my gorging on a cork coaster. … Ok, it pays for you to know the tv show Black Books inside out to understand this reference, but what I am basically saying is… Read more.
So often we can become preoccupied with becoming established in this industry, especially as fresh graduates; it can be hard to think beyond the first few years of your career. Longevity in this business, actually sustaining a career as a performer that lasts for more than 30 years, is often an incredibly difficult thing. But… Read more.
Starting a new independent theatre company is a difficult thing under the best of circumstances, let alone the current climate of arts funding cuts. Mark Yeates and Artefact Theatre Company have done more than just rise to the occasion; they have eagerly embraced the situation by opening the Company’s inaugural production of the Tony and Pulitzer winning play Proof, at… Read more.
You walk into a room. People who have never met you instantly analyse and judge your every move. You’re instructed to stand on a mark and sing with a pianist you’ve never rehearsed with, all the while projecting a sense that you’re alone on stage in a packed theatre instead of exposed in the middle… Read more.
From fighting dogs to sinking ships. This week’s coffee is had in celebration after a really wonderful start to the rehearsal period of StageArt’s Titanic. I have been very fortunate to be cast as Harold Bride in the Australian premiere of the London Chamber Revival Production of this beautiful show. I have also been very… Read more.