A Quick Chat With

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.


A Quick Chat With Glenn Hazeldine

After Dinner, Andrew Bovell’s light comedy, is currently making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company. We sent some questions to everyman actor Glenn Hazeldine to find out his thoughts on life, theatre, and the play. How would you describe your job to an alien brand new to the planet?  Acting is where you get to show off… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Steve Francis

Steve Francis.

After Dinner, Andrew Bovell’s light comedy, is currently making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company. We sent some questions to composer and sound designer Steve Francis, to see what makes him – and the production – tick. If you had to describe your career in five words, which five words would you use? Guitarist from Adelaide… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Jamie Kristian

Jamie Kristian.

The Hayes theatre has proved itself to be a home of firsts, so it seems only fitting that it’s the home of actor Jamie Kristian’s first foray into musical theatre. He’ll be playing Sammy in Blood Brothers, and we sent him our Q&A to get a sense of how it feels to cross over into the… Read more.



A Quick Chat With Michael Cormick

Michael Cormick

Blood Brothers is on its way to the Hayes, with its first preview performance scheduled for tonight. We asked cast member Michael Cormick our 20 questions to find out more about his career, Blood Brothers, and where he stands on theatre superstitions. Describe yourself and your occupation like you would to an alien who knew nothing about… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Michael Whalley

Michael Whalley

One minute he’s starring in films with Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender, and the next he’s playing an intimate, exciting play at the tiny yet beloved Old Fitz theatre. Michael Whalley, we like you already. We asked him some questions about movies, theatre, and what he misses about his native New Zealand. How would you… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Jan van de Stool

Jan van de Stool will host Hats Off! in 2015.

This year Hats Off! has found a new ambassador and it’s international music therapist Jan van de Stool. (If you’re not familiar with her work, you might know beloved actress Queenie van de Zandt?) We asked Jan all about being a professional host, hot theatre gossip, and what we can expect from Hats Off! this year…. Read more.


A Quick Chat With Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are Strange Bedfellows - opera goes cabaret!

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are the beloved wayward siblings of the opera community. With multiple Green Room and Helpmann nominations and wins under their belt, they’ve performed on Broadway, the Barbican and Vienna State Opera – as well as in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Edinburgh, and all over Australia. Now, these operatic weird sisters… Read more.


A Quick Chat With David Page

David Page in Page 8. Photo by Heidrun Lohr.

David Page is a composer, performer, and Artist in Residence at Bangarra Dance Theatre. He is a descendant of the Nunkul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh tribe from South East Queensland. He’s bringing his show Page 8 back to Sydney, so we caught up with him and asked a few of our questions.  How do… Read more.


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