Lakshmi Ganapathy

Lakshmi Ganapathy is an emerging journalist and theatre-maker who has performed at Melbourne Fringe, AsiaTOPA, Darebin FUSE and La Mama's War-Rak/Banksia Festival, and created content for La Trobe University, ArtsHub, RMITV and C31. She is currently the Melbourne Content Creator for Indian Link Media Group, an award-winning publication empowering the South Asian diaspora. She is also a passionate arts advocate, helping run various campaigns to save theatre at La Trobe, and is the Secretary of the Australian Women Directors' Alliance. In her spare time, Lakshmi enjoys crochet and taking photographs of flowers for her Instagram @lakshmilikesflowers.

Lakshmi's Latest Articles

'How Do I Let You Die?' by Michele Lee, performed at Arts House featuring Alice Qin. Photo: Sarah Walker.

Theatre review: How Do I Let You Die?, Arts House

Michele Lee’s autobiographical tale of Hmong parents, death and ghosts raises intriguing questions, which resonate with the migrant experience.

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster and the Heirs of America. Image is a woman standing in front of a blackboard writing, the blackboard has NEW YORK 2003 in large letters.

Prophecy comes full circle in Heirs of America

Dr Robert Reid’s sequel to Stephen Sewell’s post 9/11 classic comes at a time when so much of what the…

Access. Image is a man in a white T-shirt and dark trousers sitting in a chair with his eyes closed opposite another empty chair.

Performance reviews: Access, Dougie Baldwin and Aza: stories of grief in diaspora, Melbourne Fringe Festival

An hour of anarchic clowning, emotional experimentation and diasporic mourning at Melbourne Fringe 2023.

The Hotline. Three people sit at a table laden with food while a man stands behind them.

Performance reviews: The Hotline, Poet No.7 and Zaffé, Melbourne Fringe Festival

An on-demand pregnancy hotline, post-apocalyptic Melbourne and reimagining of a traditional Lebanese wedding at Melbourne Fringe 2023.


Theatre review: Escaped Alone and What If If Only, Southbank Theatre

The MTC’s Caryl Churchill double bill is technically and dramatically sound, but doesn’t fully exploit the radical force of this…


Theatre review: I Said This To the Bird, La Mama Courthouse

Performed entirely in Farsi, Dr Mammad Aidani’s bold provocation to the establishment struggles to affect.

Opinions & Analysis

Why student theatre must survive this pandemic

Why do we devalue the next generation of artists? Fergus Black & Lakshmi Ganapathy examine our stance on student productions