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Arts House chat: Matthew Sleeth

A Drone Opera

A Drone Opera is a multimedia performance featuring drones and their pilots, opera singers, a laser light design and moving images. With custom drones – unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) – designed by artist Matthew Sleeth, it explores the cultural and social impact of the rapidly developing technology. Australian artist Matthew Sleeth lives and works in… Read more.


A Quick Chat with Ben Wood from The Aliens

Ben Wood

Aussie actor Ben Wood trained at ATYP and has appeared in some of Australia’s most exciting theatrical productions for Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and more. He has also appeared on TV in All Saints, Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue: Special Ops, A Model Daughter, My Place, Redfern… Read more.


Arts House chat: Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh. Photo by Robin Junicke

Musician Kate McIntosh was born in New Zealand and lives in Brussels. Her new work, All Ears, runs at Arts House in North Melbourne from 3 to 6 September. Her live music is described as an “improvised laboratory for unusual recordings and acoustic experiments” where everyday objects like glasses, paper and chairs become part of… Read more.


Arts House chat: Jo Lloyd

Jo Lloyd

Confusion For Three is Melbourne-based dance artist Jo Lloyd’s new work that runs at Arts House in North Melbourne 26 to 30 August. Since graduating from VCA, Lloyd has presented work at the Melbourne Festival and Melbourne Now, worked in Japan and Hong Kong, and with artists and companies including Shelley Lasica, Chunky Move, Sandra… Read more.


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.


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