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Maryann Wright is a performer and writer. She has a Diploma of Musical Theatre from Brent Street and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from The University of Sydney. Recent performance credits include Heart of a Dog (Australian premiere), Carrie (Squabbalogic) and Urinetown (Brent Street). She is currently shooting new Australian pilot TV show Subject To Change playing Karly.

Maryann has written 15 articles on AussieTheatre

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The Actor’s Resource: a place to share knowledge and build your career

Emma Chelsey.

Emma Chelsey is an actor that wants more from her industry and rather than sitting around with her fellow acting colleagues and talking about it, she did something about it. Emma started Actor’s Resource, a website and Facebook page dedicated to sharing industry knowledge. She noticed a trend in our little, competitive theatre industry was… Read more.

New statistics show severe lack of gender parity in theatre and screen

Organisers of the event Lizzie Schebesta, Clementine Mills, Erica Lovell, Libby Gemmell. Image by Jacqui Dark

A crisis meeting has been called for women employed in the theatre and screen industry following recurrent damning statistics of gender parity within theatre, film and television. On Monday, female actors, directors and writers will assemble at Sydney’s Seymour Centre to discuss strategies for a more equal inclusion of female voices within the arts industry…. Read more.

Mother Courage and her Children – Belvoir

Mother Courage and Her Children.

Michael Gow’s new translation of Mother Courage and her Children is an amiable one and Eamon Flack’s production for Belvoir is courageous, but Brecht’s political theatre (unsurprisingly) just doesn’t have enough heart to move its audience. There’s singing and dancing and cursing and laughing and crying but audiences are left with a gaping hole in… Read more.

Dolores — Old Fitzroy Theatre

Kate Box in Dolores. Photo by Rupert Reid

Dolores at The Old Fitz Theatre is the most fulfilling 45 minutes of theatre you can get in Sydney right now. Edward Allan Baker’s script and Red Line Productions’ premiere offering is so tantalizing and so well book-ended that one act is enough. There’s no need for a three-hour theatre outing; you’re completely fulfilled with… Read more.

The Voices Project: Between Us, ATYP

Rebecca Cuttance in Accidents Happen in the Voices Project. Image by Tracey Schramm.

We have a highlight already for 2015 in ATYP’s own The Voices Project: Between Us. Under Sarah Parson’s expert directorial hand, 11 monologues are brought to life in the mystical maze-like Wharf theatre. The audience web and weave through a forever transforming space as one by one we hear the deep, dark, heart-warming, comedic, distressing… Read more.

2015 Glugs Theatrical Award winners announced

Presenter Tony Sheldon and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Henri Szeps. Image by Merran Doyle.

Beloved Sydney theatre group The Glugs hosted their annual Glugs Theatre Awards last night at a packed Castlereagh Inn filled with theatre royalty, the likes of Nancye Hayes, Tony Sheldon, Geraldine Turner and Henri Szeps. Now in their 48th year, The Glugs is a group of passionate theatre critics, journalists, actors, producers, directors, writers and… Read more.

Absent Friends: Glen Street Theatre season

You know that guy at parties that just talks out of his ass all night? The expert on everything – including yourself – never afraid to give his opinions and always happy to fill awkward silences? Colin (Darren Gilshenan) is that friend. Returning to his local neighbourhood after the death of his fiancé, childhood mates… Read more.

Meet the rising stars of Schools Spectacular

RIsing stars of Schools Spectacular.

What do David Harris, Lucy Maunder, Amanda Harrison, Julie Goodwin and Trevor Ashley have in common? They were all featured artists in Schools Spectacular. Schools Spectacular showcases the best performing arts talent from NSW Public School students. It boasts a prestigious alumni of musical theatre talent who all went on to be distinguished professional performers…. Read more.