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"consider my curiosity captivated"

From pub theatre to poetry slams. Emerging director Rebecca "Cub" Blake shares her hot tickets.

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Rebecca Blake: Book Me In

Date: 12 Jan 2018

Rebecca Blake – “Cub” to mates and colleagues – has recently returned from a year in London.

“I set up an indie theatre company with some fellow Australians and was a resident artist for a year with the Barbican,” says Blake. “I’m really keen to set up more opportunities and resources for emerging artists like I saw in the UK.”

Currently working as assistant director to Rachel Chant on ATYP’s upcoming production Chrysalis, Blake (no relation to this site’s editors, by the way) tries to see everything. “I see one or two shows a week. I have a passion for finding new indie shows and artists.”

Take it away Cub …

Tonsils + Tweezers

“Living in the UK, I fell in love with pub theatres and am delighted to see the trend has caught on here. To me, Kings Cross Theatre captures the essence of Sydney’s indie scene. It’s a space that allows artists to take creative risks and then share a pint with the audience afterwards. I find Perth-based writer Will O’Mahony’s writing witty and sharp. The play is set on the afternoon of a high school ten-year reunion; mine is next year but I know which I would rather attend.”

Tonsils + Tweezers plays at the Kings Cross Theatre until January 27

There Will Be A Climax

“This quirky little show really perked my attention, as it’s a departure from the classics the Old Fitz put on last year. I’m a sucker for a good revolve and apart from that, and a few song lyrics, there’s not much more that’s being shared about this show. Consider my curiosity captivated.”

There Will be a Climax plays at the Old Fitzroy until February 3

Bankstown Poetry Slam

“I saw the Grand Slam at Town Hall last year and was in awe as these big-hearted and raw poets battled it out on the small stage. This is a showcase of the best talent western Sydney has to offer and I cannot recommend this enough. It’s a snap shot of our city, a melting pot of diversity, identity, culture, family, love, power and religion. I was hooked, from these young poets’ first breath. Remember to click your fingers!”

 

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