Rachel Cole sat down with Amanda Harrison in this latest Stage Door Shrink session. Get comfy and settle in for an incredibly interesting and informative read. A note from Rachi… Matilda recently transferred to Melbourne, so I had to set up a Wi-Fi network at home, which my flat mate and I named RichandSkinny. (It’s good… Read more.
Doorstep Arts’ Victorian premiere of Dogfight was in full production mode this week ahead of tonight’s official opening performance. Apart from the lessons I’ve learnt working on such a complex piece under the direction of a fantastic creative team, this rehearsal process has continued to teach me many lessons: The rehearsal room in the ‘real world’ hardly… Read more.
Two weeks ago, the Greasers and I opened our show. After a crazy week of tech/ previews, the full audience brought us ridiculous energy that kept us on a high from start to finish. The night went by in a whirlwind and before I knew it, we were munching on hot dogs and fairy floss… Read more.
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.