Articles on ‘Theatre’

OzAsia Festival: Amber

Amber. Photo supplied

From the press, the poignant promotional images and the description of Amber as “an emotionally charged love story”, it’s easy to form expectations – to come in expecting serious dialogue and straight-laced theatre. However, as soon as the first scene is over and the main character has revealed his plot to pen the next Fifty… Read more.

OzAsia Festival: superposition

superposition. Photo - Kazuo Fukanaga Courtesy Kyoto Experiment

Not long after this show began, I thought to myself, I hope the programme has lots of information; not because I was feeling lazy, but because (to be honest) I didn’t really know what was going on. Fortunately the program did have the information, so I could at least wise myself up a bit on… Read more.

STC’s landmark production of The Secret River heads to Melbourne

Nathaniel Dean in The Secret River by Kate Grenville. Image by Heidrun Lohr for Sydney Theatre Company, 2013

Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel The Secret River was adapted by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When The Rain Stops Falling) into a landmark stage production as part of the Sydney Festival 2013, presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Winner of six Helpmann Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction and Best New Australian Work, The Secret River was lauded… Read more.

Sydney Fringe: Slut

Slut. New Theatre at Sydney Fringe 2015

Slut is a short and snappy Fringe Festival contribution, directed by Natarsha Wrensted who has melded a great ensemble from the performers. Patricia Cornelius’ 2008 script presents multiple characters—a gaggle of school girls—who circle around the slut: Lolita. The black stage is minimally dressed with functional plastic-and-metal chairs and white rectangles of screen and scrim… Read more.

Applications open for $20,000 Rodney Seaborn playwrights award

Rodney Seaborn. Image supplied

One of the richest awards for playwrights in Australia – The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award – has been encouraging the development of performing arts projects since 1995. And luckily for Australian playwrights, it keeps on keeping on! Applications are open until September 30 for the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, an incredible $20,000 grant which is awarded… Read more.

Fringe Fever: A Quick Chat With Ruth Wilkin

Ruth Wilkin. Image by Sarah Walker

After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.