Articles on ‘Opinion’

AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Jessica Joseph-McDermott

Jessica Joseph-McDermott

AussieTheatre is thrilled to announce that Australian actor and writer Jessica Joseph-McDermott will be joining our team as a regular columnist. Joseph-McDermott, who is currently living and working in Los Angeles, will be bringing AussieTheatre readers an intimate insight into the life of an Australian actor in the city of angels. “For me, acting is storytelling…. Read more.

Compete with yourself, not with others: Eddie Perfect on the measure of success and productivity

Eddie Perfect. Image by Julian Kingma

In our latest Stage Door Shrink session, Rachel Cole and Eddie Perfect discuss the abstract notion of success, productivity and the balance between them in an artistic environment. If you’re anything like me, you get through the first dance call of an audition and start to think you’re more #bookedandblessed than Patti LuPone. This is… Read more.

How performers can enter the property market

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“Investing in property is simple, but not easy”… Two not so secret things about me: I’m cheap and I love property. I don’t do coffee, cabs, gyms, cover charges or drinks over $10. After the Sydney opening night of Matilda, I walked 20 minutes to Town Hall station, at 4am, and got the night-rider home… Read more.

A Music Theatre Fanboy’s Top 8 Youtube Interviews

A Music Theatre Fanboy’s Top 8 Youtube Interviews

Earlier this year, I created A Music Theatre Fanboy’s Top 10 Youtube Performances. This week I thought I’d once again have my coffee at my computer desk, and show you some* of my favourite MT performers being interviewed on some of my favourite Youtube channels.* Not only are all of these actors spectacularly talented, but they all… Read more.

A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

Following the release of a distressing story in the Sydney Morning Herald (read here for a full run-down of facts and statements from both parties) last month claiming that a young girl with a disability and her mother were asked to leave a performance of Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, I’m pretty annoyed that any… Read more.

“I’m an actor. What do you do?”

Joel and Matilda star in an awkward small talk moment

Grab a coffee (or a summer cocktail!) and join Matilda Moran and Joel Granger as they ponder how to respond to the obligatory “what do you do?” question… We’ve all been in the situation: You’re at a bar celebrating your friend’s birthday. You’ve known them since high school; you’ve grown up together in your small country… Read more.