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Drew Fairley: Marine Operations
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Drew Fairley: Marine Operations

Thanks to Covid-19, Drew Fairley was trapped for two months aboard a passenger liner going nowhere. One thing prevented him from being all at sea.

When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Maureen: The Harbinger of Death
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Maureen: The Harbinger of Death

Writer-performer Jonny Hawkins shares thoughts on the intersectionality between gay men and older women.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 15 - 21 Jan 2021

Next to Normal: Beyond the “feel-good” musical
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Next to Normal: Beyond the...

The American playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey once described musical theatre as “a ridiculous art form”. He kinda wishes he hadn’t.

Where: NIDA Parade Theatres, Kensington, Sydney When: 27 Oct - 2 Nov 2020

Shakespeare for Teenagers: Blessings in Disguise
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Shakespeare for Teenagers: Blessings in...

Shakespeare had huge faith in the young actors who gave us the original Juliet, Lady Macbeth, or Rosalind and Viola. So why don't we, asks George Kemp.

When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Cultural criticism and cultural memory
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Cultural criticism and cultural memory

In a newly published Platform Paper, Alison Croggon considers the state of critical writing in Australia and asks, should it disappear, to whom would that matter?

When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Winnie Dunn: claiming space
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Winnie Dunn: claiming space

If you want to represent a community, find someone from that community and employ them to do it, argues Sweatshop's Winnie Dunn.

When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

The Deep Blue Sea: Every Night Something New
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The Deep Blue Sea: Every...

There's no one way to play Terence Rattigan's Hester Collyer, says Marta Dusseldorp. "It’s like a different play every time I do it."

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 4 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

War Horse: “Poor theatre on a grand scale”
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War Horse: “Poor theatre on...

War Horse takes you to places a film like 1917 cannot, says the show's director, Charlie Kenber.

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont, Sydney When: 15 Feb - 15 Mar 2020

Counting the cost of COVID-19
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Counting the cost of COVID-19

Director Anna Houston counts the costs involved in the COVID-19-related postponement of the Australian premiere of Is God Is - and it's more than just financial.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

The Young Artist As Cultural Citizen
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The Young Artist As Cultural...

Youth theatre should not be training for thought and action in the future, argues Iris Simpson. It should be training for now.


When: 24 - 24 Feb 2021

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Dead Skin: Heard and Seen at Seventeen
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 2 - 17 Apr 2021

Dead Skin: Heard and Seen at Seventeen

For too long, young girls have lacked agency in literature, argues playwright Leneikka Denne. It's time for teenagers to be heard.

Young Frankenstein: Some Kind of Monster
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MusicalHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 18 Feb - 20 Mar 2021

Young Frankenstein: Some Kind of Monster

You pay a price for years of pretending to be someone you’re not, writes Matthew Backer, star of Young Frankenstein.

You’re Not Special: resistance is useful
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 5 - 20 Mar 2021

You’re Not Special: resistance is useful

Sam O'Sullivan's new play examines what effect our culture of effortless consumerism has on aspects of our lives that reward hard work.

Symphonie Fantastique: the theatre of discomfort
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 17 - 27 Feb 2021

Symphonie Fantastique: the theatre of discomfort

In Little Eggs Collective's latest work, performer LJ Wilson explores their own identity through that of a troubling protagonist.

Wild Thing: Make a play sing
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TheatreFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 2 - 19 Mar 2021

Wild Thing: Make a play sing

Suzanne Hawley's new play tells a story of four female friends in their sixties, their loyalties and love for each other - and a choice they must make.

Bardiya McKinnon
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Remembering ... 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Bardiya McKinnon

A sharp sense of loss and sadness comes with the news that Sydney actor Bardiya McKinnon has died.

Covid Crisis provokes Creative thinking
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Conversation 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Covid Crisis provokes Creative thinking

Working remotely and presenting work in non-theatre venues is both practical and achievable in these uncertain times.

Drew Fairley: Marine Operations
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Conversation 24 - 24 Feb 2021

Drew Fairley: Marine Operations

Thanks to Covid-19, Drew Fairley was trapped for two months aboard a passenger liner going nowhere. One thing prevented him from being all at sea.

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