Articles on ‘Advice’

Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

A strong relationship between actor and director is one of great importance in order for their best work to be brought out and for the success of the production. While it does vary greatly between each director and show, there do seem to be common factors that promote the sought after ‘director’s actor’: an actor… Read more.


Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

Tim Minchin

Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.


An open letter to my first year drama school self

Three years later: The day we were forced to finally leave the environment we had become so used to

With the start of the academic year just around the corner, a brand new influx of students are about to start their performing arts training at a range of institutions throughout the country. As someone who has just recently finished that journey, I thought I would write an open letter to that small, slightly chubby,… Read more.


Toto, we’re not in Perth anymore

Matilda Moran

Grab a coffee, grab a chai, grab an iced chocolate (or even a wine!) and join Matilda Moran for her first column on AussieTheatre.com! From catching up with friends on the East Coast, to auditions and the random tornado not far from my home, this first month out has got me feeling like Dorothy in… Read more.



A world of uncertainty: Leaving my bubble

A world of uncertainty: Leaving my bubble

It’s hot today, so why not grab an iced coffee and join Joel Granger in his first column on AussieTheatre! Having moved straight from high school to WAAPA, I have never known what life outside of an institution was like since I was five years old. I’ve always been used to the security of having… Read more.


Showcase Myths: Busted

Joel Granger and Matilda Moran backstage at WAAPA, 2015

Welcome to the first of many coffee dates with Matilda Moran and Joel Granger! Both graduates from WAAPA’s Musical Theatre course in 2015, Matilda and Joel will spend the next 12 months keeping AussieTheatre.com readers updated on the highs and highs of life after showcase. So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy! See you at showcase!… Read more.


‘Coffee With’ Column returns to AussieTheatre with WAAPA graduates Matilda Moran and Joel Granger

Joel Granger (photo by Mark Flower) and Matilda Moran

Over the last few weeks, the team at AussieTheatre.com have been busy putting together a content schedule for 2016, and today we can officially announce an exciting regular column which will appear exclusively on AussieTheatre for the next 12 months. AussieTheatre’s much loved “Coffee With…” column, which initially ran from 2007-2009 and featured new graduates of… Read more.


7 Christmas gift ideas for the Theatre Fan

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No matter what your life looks like approaching Christmas each year, there will always be a slight cloud of organisational related dread floating above your head in December. The songs are merry, the decorations are made of glitter – a theatre person should thrive in the Christmas environment, but sadly, this is not always the… Read more.


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