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Australia has many opportunities for playwrights. This photo is of a simple office desk, with a computer, open notepad, and tea cup.

Exciting opportunities for playwrights

Hardly any theatre companies will accept unsolicited scripts. Most playwrights make their way through prizes and programs. We've gathered this…

Sprung Ensemble member, Sinead Skorka Brennan in ‘O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible’, 2020. Photo: Kate Holmes. A performer on a darkened stage with a colourful bodysuit. The performer lowered their body, supported by their arms and legs like a spider pose.

What does a disability-led audition process look like?

With an ensemble call-out and funding for new work, Sprung Dance Theatre is building upon existing disability-led frameworks to expand…

Matthew Shepherd. Image is a black and white head and shoulders shot of a young blond man wearing a jumper and standing in a room in front of a window. His head is tilted to the left.

Hate transmuted into theatrical gold in new staged reading of The Laramie Project

A Sydney reading of the verbatim play about Matthew Shepard’s murder will feature Shepard’s father, Dennis, reading his courtroom statement.

A young white man dressed as Harry Potter branding a wand, crossing that with a star wand brandished by an other young white man wearing devil's horns.

Hairy Potter – selling a show when the author is persona non grata

While the creator of the Potter-verse may no longer be everyone's favourite multimillionaire, there are still plenty in the sector…

First Nations woman in red dress standing in gallery space with Torres Strait Island art. Gail Mabo.

In conversation: Gail Mabo on curating and legacy

Dancer cum choreographer cum artist, Gail Mabo turns her hand to curating as a way to share culture.

Members of the cast from ‘Akaraka’ by Amarachi and produced by Empty Seat Theatre. Photo: Cameron Grant. Two people standing close to each other with their hands on the person seated in front of them, smiling. Two more people are standing at the back and off to the right hand side, their hands are held together looking slightly serious. All members of the cast have dark skin brown skin and black hair, with a red-orange background.

'It's an Australian play': how a new CALD theatre company is turning the tables on diversity

‘Akaraka’ and Empty Seat Theatre are built by creatives who hope to lead change by example, one show at a…

A sunset on a beach, some actor/dancers in the foreground in front of towering curved wooden poles that look like whale bones.

Adelaide Festival midpoint round-up

Adelaide Festival is in full swing. What were the standout elements for a first time visitor mid-festival?


Perth Festival midpoint round-up

Halfway through Iain Grandage's fifth and final Perth Festival and there's plenty of entertainment and provocation to enjoy. Even for…

Peter Kift. Image is a head shot of a bald headed man with a white beard and glasses on his head.

Exit interview: Peter Kift, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

The company’s long-serving General Manager, who stepped down from his role in mid-December, reflects on the triumphs, challenges and future…

Janet Anderson as Rosie in 'Overflow'. Photo: Robert Catto. A woman with a red ponytail smoking and sitting on a toilet. She is wearing a black jacket with skirt, stockings and platform boots.

A cubicle of one’s own

A one-woman show set in a bathroom and detailing trans experiences that goes from being vulnerable to fiercely unapologetic.

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