Articles on ‘Stephen Nicolazzo’
I remember reading Oscar Wilde’s fairytale The Happy Prince when I was young, and I remember its beauty and sadness breaking my heart. I loved this story about the gilded, bejewelled statue of a past prince and his friendship with a lively swallow. Little Ones Theatre has adapted it into a captivating two-hander that features… Read more.
YouTube is only ten years old. Like Facebook and Twitter, it’s already hard to imagine life without it. And enough people have now grown up thinking that opening your life and your secrets to the world isn’t strange. Meme Girls at Malthouse Theatre is about searching for identity by confiding to strangers on the internet. Created by… Read more.
The second NEON Festival of Independent Theatre opens with the dazzling high-camp, glitter-bright, subversion of Stephen Nicolazzo’s Little Ones Theatre. Dangerous Liaisons is a 1985 play (which won lots of awards) by Christopher Hampton that’s based on Pierre Choderlos De Lacos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a late-18th century novel consisting of letters between the characters. Being a story about the perverse sexual… Read more.
Following the resounding success of its 2013 inception, the NEON Festival of Independent Theatre returns with a stellar line-up of productions, talks and workshops. Aussie Theatre’s Brendan McCallum caught up with NEON’s Managing Producer Martina Murray for a glimpse of what’s in store for the festival and its audiences in 2014. If any proof were… Read more.
The story of Salome, like many tales from the Bible, has endured in part because of its frisson of beauty and brutality. Christian iconography has presented her as the epitome of the femme fatale – a cool, somewhat foolish ingénue whose sensual flippancy led to the beheading of John the Baptist, and whose sexual potency… Read more.
“Dance for me, Salome!” Never has Oscar Wilde been so gay – and he was in prison for sodomy and gross indecency when his play Salome was first performed in 1896. Little Ones Thearte’s HELUIM-season production of Wilde’s Salome is so gloriously indecent that if it were performed in the 1890s, cast, producers, audience and passers by would be… Read more.
Hot diggity! If Psycho Beach Party isn’t the most hip, groovy and neat-o hit of Midsumma, then I’ve got no idea what people like. Full of lust, longing and psychotic shaving, it proves that you don’t have to be a queen to be camp or be gay to be queer. There’s songs by the B52s… Read more.
Melbourne’s Midsumma festival has been celebrating queer culture for 25 years and officially runs from 13 January to 3 February. Theatre Works starts a couple days early with Psycho Beach Party opening on 11 January. When people in the town are attacked in strange sado-masochistic ways, it is up to the surf-bums and a B-Grade… Read more.
The Sydney theatre scene is about to get a whole lot sexier…and pinker. Direct from a hugely successful Melbourne season, director Stephen Nicolazzo’s production of sex.violence.blood.gore will play five shows only next month. “Transporting it into The Old Fitz theatre will continue to support the underground nature of the work and encourage audiences to sit… Read more.
sex.violence.blood.gore is all flushed-flesh pink and delicate ivory lace, which makes it even sexier and gorier and gorgeous. First performed in Singapore in 1999 in a basement in secret, Melbourne’s first production is in a secret warehouse in North Melbourne and, like all wonderful Melbourne secrets, you need a map to find it and may miss… Read more.