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My (and your) Leonard Cohen

Stewart D'Arrietta in My Leonard Cohen

Canadian Leonard Cohen started his creative output as a poet in the 1950s, has written books and has achieved particular fame and longevity as a singer and songwriter. This is the kind of vague description I could write for many artists displaced by time to the outer limits of pop…

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Big Al & The Centenarian

Big Al & The Centenarian

Big Al  & The Centenarian are two one-act dark comedies that share an interest in the human desire for status. They also share actor Vincent Andriano on one of the most eye-catching posters I’ve seen for some time. Bryan Goluboff’s Big Al is a two-hander that takes place in the New…

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Midsumma: Confessions of a Drag Queen

Ricky in "Confessions of a Drag Queen"

Fables tell us that we show our worth through courage. In our time, the courage demanded by coaches and fans in sporting contests overshadows other kinds, those with effects that can’t be treated with an ice pack. Take the decision of Ricky (Beirao) to shed anonymity and tell an audience about…

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Midsumma: Pollyfilla leaves no gaps

Kitsch in Synch

In Kitsch in Synch, housewife Pollyfilla expresses the drag of her inner longings in her lounge room through lip-synching to songs and dialog from films and TV. Lip-synching doesn’t have the best reputation thanks to famous frauds ranging from Milli-Vanilli to Julie Anthony at the 2010 AFL Grand Final, but done…

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