A Quick Chat With

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.


A Quick Chat With Ben Pfeiffer

Ben Pfeiffer knows the Australian arts industry from all angles. Working as an actor, director and the founder/Artistic Director of The Artisan Collective, he is constantly immersed in the world of Australian theatre. We take time to chat with Pfeiffer – a VCA Graduate and co-writer/co-director of The Artisan Collective’s new show Requiem for Dalinka – about life… Read more.



Melbourne Festival Chat: Kate Fryer

Kate Fryer is a co-founder of independent acrobatic aerial theatre company Dislocate. Their Melbourne Festival show, If These Walls Could Talk, is another world premiere for the festival. Fusing theatre and circus, it’s a story about life, death and everything in between in an apartment overs five generations of tenants. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show?… Read more.


Melbourne Festival Chat: Roslyn Oades

Roslyn Oades new work, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is already a must-see see of this festival. Developed by Malthouse and the Melbourne Festival, it’s based on interviews with people facing eighteen and eighty – ages that bookend adult life – and features Oades’s “headphone verbatim” technique. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show? The generous real people behind… Read more.


Melbourne Festival Chat: Sheridan Harbridge

Sheridan Harbridge is performing in Big hART’s Hipbone Sticking Out. The work’s a culmination of three years of collaboration with between the company and the community of Roebourne in WA. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show? That we made and performed this story in the place it all began, with the community whose… Read more.


A quick chat with Monique Sallé

Monique Salle.

Monique is one busy artist. An actor/choreographer, she’s been in hits like A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone, and she’s always a pleasure to watch on stage. We invited Monique, currently working on Squabbalogic’s Sondheim on Sondheim, to answer a few questions for us and give us an idea of what makes her tick…. Read more.


A Quick Chat with Andrew Henry

Andrew Henry is an alumni from the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and is currently back in Australia starring in Michael Gow’s one act play Europe at the Seymour Centre, Sydney. Andrew was nominated for a Sydney Theatre award for best actor for his portrayal of Chris Keller in All My Sons by Arthur Miller… Read more.


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