A Quick Chat With

Arts House Chat: Ahilan Ratnamohan

Ahilan Ratnamohan

Ahilan Ratnamohan is a soccer player and a theatre maker who creates physical performance inspired by by sport, film language and unorthadox foms.  In SDS1, opening at Arts House on 19 August, he draws on his personal experience as a player and the sweat and the physicality of “the beautiful game” to create “football dance theatre” that sees the player… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Ed Wightman

Ed Wightman.

There’s a Pulitzer finalist play currently taking shape at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the home of Darlinghurst Theatre Co. The play is Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, and actor, educator, and director Ed Wightman is in the company. He’s done everything from Shakespeare to The Lion King, so we asked Wightman 20 questions about his varied life and… Read more.

A quick chat with Blood Brothers’ Helen Dallimore

Helen Dallimore in Blood Brothers. Image by Kurt Sneddon.

Helen Dallimore is one of our most accomplished musical theatre performers (and directors!) You’ve seen her on stage in anything from Spring Awakening to Legally Blonde – not to mention originating the role of Glinda in Wicked on the West End. Most recently, she was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her role in the Sydney season of Blood Brothers. Now that… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Belinda Giblin, star of Blonde Poison

Belinda Giblin.

Belinda Giblin is a distinguished actor of the Australian stage and screen. Her most recent theatre credits include Daylight Saving (Eternity Playhouse) and Dark Voyager (Ensemble Theatre). She pops up often on TV, having played regular roles in Sons and Daughters, MDA, Home and Away, Heartbreak High, and The Sullivans.  Next, she will be appearing in Blonde Poison, a solo play at… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Neil Gooding

Neil Gooding

Director and producer Neil Gooding has a long history of championing musical theatre in Australia, working on (and writing) new musicals, and recently championing a growing, inclusive culture of musical theatre in Western Sydney with Packemin Productions, producing numerous shows and cabarets. Next month, he’ll be directing the Australian premiere of Dogfight at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre…. Read more.

A Quick Chat With Nicholas Hope

Nicholas Hope. Photo by Stephen Macdonald.

AFI Award-winning actor Nicholas Hope has written Five Properties of Chainmale, five variations of the theme of contemporary masculinity. He’s also directing it for Griffin Independent. We caught up with the celebrated writer and performer, asking him 20 questions about his career, masculinity, and overseeing his own work on stage. How would you describe your job to… Read more.

A quick chat with Ed Dolista from Live and Let Spy

Ed Dolista, Live and Let Spy

AussieTheatre caught up with Ed Dolista – writer, director and one of the performers in Live and Let Spy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are still available for the final four shows of the MICF season at 1pm and 6:30pm today and tomorrow. Ed began performing in 1981 in The King & I, after which he appeared… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Maggie Scott

Insomniac Theatre's Jerry and Tom. Photo by GiGee Photography

Who doesn’t love a black comedy? Insomniac Theatre is bringing one to Balmain in the form of Rick Cleveland’s Jerry and Tom. We caught up with director Maggie Scott to find out more about her, and about the play, in the Q&A below. How would you describe your job to an alien? A director is a… Read more.

A Quick Chat with Jeff Khan

Jeff Khan is the Artistic Director of Performance Space, who are putting up Day for Night, a Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras experience. We sent Jeff our questions to find out more about the work, Performance Space, and what makes him tick. Describe your job – in five words or less.  It’s creative, exhilarating, challenging,… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Bianca Baykara – In The Heights

After rehearsing part time for just over a month, NIDA graduate Bianca Baykara and the Australasian company of Tony Award winning musical In The Heights are preparing for their first performance at Chapel off Chapel tonight. The cast of 20 are debuting the hit Broadway tuner in Australia (under the direction of James Cutler with choreography by Yvette Lee) in a production… Read more.