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Coram Boy: The Spirit of Giving
Theatre

Coram Boy: The Spirit of...

Over the past five years, the 80-seat Kings Cross Theatre has made a reputation as a pocket-sized venue where big things can happen.

Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2019

The Snail and the Whale
Family Shows

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale quietly stresses the importance of person-to-person storytelling at a time when digital media often pulls family members in different directions.

Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House When: 10 - 21 Jan 2020

A Revolution in Thinking
Theatre

A Revolution in Thinking

If love can blossom between a boy and a fox, then what else is possible, asks Lee Lewis with her season-ending production First Love is the Revolution.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 1 Nov - 14 Dec 2019

Old Fitzroy 2020: Home and Away
Season

Old Fitzroy 2020: Home and...

The notion of ‘home’ inspires The Old Fitzroy’s Theatre’s 2020 season but the vision goes far beyond Wolloomooloo.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 5 Jan - 31 Dec 2020

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision
Season

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision

Bell Shakespeare programs its first female Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors in its 30th birthday year.

Where: Sydney Opera House When: 29 Feb - 16 Nov 2020

Dawn of a New Age: Ageism in Australian theatre
Conversation

Dawn of a New Age:...

Ageism is pernicious in the theatre scene, writes Dino Dimitriadis, and our veteran actors are not the only people missing out.

When: 18 - 18 Nov 2019

The Young Artist As Cultural Citizen
Conversation

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: 18 - 18 Nov 2019

Winnie Dunn: claiming space
Conversation

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: 18 - 18 Nov 2019

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Coram Boy: The Spirit of Giving
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2019

Coram Boy: The Spirit of Giving

Over the past five years, the 80-seat Kings Cross Theatre has made a reputation as a pocket-sized venue where big things can happen.

Sam I Am
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TheatreThe East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, Sydney 29 - 30 Nov 2019

Sam I Am

Writer performer Sam Martin and director Dan Graham discuss the making of a one-man show exploring the self-discovery of a Queer, Deaf man.

Packer & Sons: The Whole Tooth
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 16 Nov - 22 Dec 2019

Packer & Sons: The Whole Tooth

Getting the facts right is crucial to the writing of a play about men who have become legends, writes Tommy Murphy.

The Sound of Simple Souls
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TheatreLevel Up!, Fringe HQ, Kings Cross, Sydney 13 - 30 Nov 2019

The Sound of Simple Souls

Sound Designer and musician Ash Walker reflects on the process of creating music for the new play Simple Souls.

Kasama Kita: More than Ping Pong Balls
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 20 Nov - 7 Dec 2019

Kasama Kita: More than Ping Pong Balls

Jordan Shea addresses the representation of Filipino people in Australian culture with a new play inspired by his mother.

Merrigong 2020: Be Yourself
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SeasonIPC, Wollongong, NSW 30 Jan - 31 Oct 2020

Merrigong 2020: Be Yourself

"We want to reflect the different kinds of people who come to the theatre," says Merrigong Theatre Company's Simon Hinton on the launch of his 2020 season.

Cultural criticism and cultural memory
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Conversation 18 - 18 Nov 2019

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?

Shakespeare’s Bad Boys Get Second Chance
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 19 - 30 Nov 2019

Shakespeare’s Bad Boys Get Second Chance

A new play asks, what would Mercutio and Tybalt think of their behaviour, if they could see it in hindsight?

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