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.
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.
Threnody; noun, plural, a poem, speech or song of lamentation for the dead. Threnody is an experimental new musical written and directed by a team of 2013 NIDA graduates headed by Michael McStay, and on show at the Vanguard in Sydney on September 2 as a part of the Sydney Fringe. The show follows a Crime… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine this: You weren’t an all A student. You left school early, but you wrote words from your heart straight onto the page. Your words are celebrated still, more than 60 years after your death, and another writer has found a way to bring your text to life on stage. How would you feel? Pretty… Read more.
Matt McFarlane brings you a special wrap up of the 5th Annual Theatre Footy Day in Melbourne! A note from Matt Three things I have learnt this week: Jellicles can and do, white men can actually jump, and theatre people can play footy! So the next person who tells you these statements are inaccurate, I… Read more.
The 2014 Melbourne Green Room Award–winning production of Master Class by Terrance McNally opens in Sydney at the Hayes Theatre on August 11, before returning to Melbourne’s fortyfivedownstairs in September. Before beginning rehearsals, Lammin spoke to Anne-Marie Peard about how they first approached the work, what it was like to be so successful, and how… Read more.
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.