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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We have read the words of Erin James in countless articles as editor-in-chief of this fabulous site, AussieTheatre. We’ve seen Erin onstage in The King and I, South Pacific, Love Never Dies, Cats, and even on our movie screens in The Little Death. So it’s about time our editor becomes the interview subject because we… Read more.
“We’re going to bring in the audience who hates musicals,” promised composer David Byrne at today’s launch of the Australian premiere of Here Lies Love – opening 7 May as part of VIVID Festival 2015. No small statement to a nation that supports sports like the holy grail and pops into a theatre once every… Read more.
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.