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Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

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.


Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

Tim Minchin

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.



A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

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.


Home Grown: Striking while the iron’s hot

Home Grown: Striking while the iron’s hot

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.


Beats on Pointe

Beats on Pointe

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.


“I’m an actor. What do you do?”

Joel and Matilda star in an awkward small talk moment

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.


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