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"I can't recall laughing so much"

Actor and performance maker Arisa Yura shares her must-see theatre with Audrey.

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Arisa Yura: Book Me In

Date: 22 Jan 2018

You’ll shortly see actor and performance maker Arisa Yura in the upcoming bAKEHOUSE production Visiting Hours at the Kings Cross Theatre.

What’s her taste in theatre?

“I love to witness stories that are often unheard and untold but exist right there within our own communities,” says Yura, who is  an ensemble member of Sydney’s Clockfire Theatre Company. “I’m also drawn to physical theatre and self-devised works.”

Such as?

The Backstories: Moya Dodd

“I love multidisciplinary works. Annette Shun Wah and William Yang specialise in putting uniquely personal shows on stage like Who Speaks For Me and In Between Two. It’s not often you get to see Asian Australian stories in Sydney theatre.”

The Backstories plays Carriageworks, February 2-3

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

“When I heard Complicite were coming in 2018 I was so excited. Then I heard that it’s a musical about cancer. I dove right into Googling Bryony Kimmings and my curiosity has been fuelled!”

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer plays at the Seymour Centre, March 22-29

Little Baghdad: Cafes & Gardens

“Ever since encountering Powerhouse Youth Theatre’s Jump First Ask Later a few years back, I’ve been a follower of their work. I hear authentic voices of the communities in their productions and I’m always fascinated to experience theatre when it’s not in a conventional theatre. My first one-woman show was set and performed in a cafe.”

Little Baghdad plays at PYT Fairfield, March 16-24

Black is the New White

“I can’t recall laughing so much as when I saw this show at STC last year. Brilliantly cast and directed by Paige Rattray, one of the finest and powerhouse directors currently in Australia. I was stoked to hear about its return season.”

Black is the New White plays at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, March 21-24.

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