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Playing a part beyond allyship with Black Brass

By recentring the African experience in an Australian context, this production suggests new models of participation and reciprocity.

The four members of the Australian String Quartet sit under a bridge holding their instruments.

Flexible thinking replaces old subscription models

The pandemic has forced new ways of thinking, including new approaches to subscriptions and seasons.

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Safety first at festival time like no other

Insights from producers at Sydney Festival and Mona Foma reflect the fortitude required to stage works during Omicron.


Transforming trauma into art

Three artists describe how they have transmuted personal pain into what they hope will be theatrical gold.


fortyfivedownstairs plans to stick around despite development woes

The multi-arts space is threatened by a neighbouring development but has no plans to call it quits.


Taking a creative journey with Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim showed me the beauty, terror and exquisite pain of being alive, writes Sonya Suares.

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Festivals meet first open borders since COVID

WA’s opening up phase will coincide with its peak festival period. How are they dealing with these new horizons?


Innovation and the art of collaboration

The digital space needs generalists and collaborators for innovative projects to succeed.

A woman in front of a small crowd raises her hands towards a building with a sign reading La Mama

A theatre rises from the ashes

Those closest to La Mama relay their agony at its loss in flames and a new joy at a grand…


Away at 35: Michael Gow's masterpiece

Gow's much-loved play is a reflection of a grieving Australia, writes David Burton.

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