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Maureen: The Harbinger of Death
Sydney Festival 2021

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: 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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: 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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: 2 - 2 Dec 2020

David Williamson: Fifty and Out?
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David Williamson: Fifty and Out?

It’s hard to imagine David Williamson stepping away from the theatre completely, but he insists 2020 will be his final as a working playwright.

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 18 - 21 Mar 2020

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: 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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: 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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Bardiya McKinnon
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Remembering ... 2 - 2 Dec 2020

Bardiya McKinnon

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

44 Sex Acts in One Week: Less Talk More Nibbling
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 16 - 20 Dec 2020

44 Sex Acts in One Week: Less Talk More Nibbling

From BDSM to polyamory, from roleplay to exhibitionism, David Finnigan's new play has something to tickle every taste.

Picnic at Hanging Rock: Fighting Against Nature
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 17 Nov - 19 Dec 2020

Picnic at Hanging Rock: Fighting Against Nature

New Theatre's production of this Australian classic arrives at poignant time in our relationship with the landscape, writes Sahn Millington.

Covid Crisis provokes Creative thinking
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Conversation 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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 2 - 2 Dec 2020

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.

Theatres are closed. Acting happens regardless
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Conversation 2 - 2 Dec 2020

Theatres are closed. Acting happens regardless

A theatre without actors is just a building. But what are actors without theatres, ponders Toby Schmitz.

Post-Covid 19, There is work to be done
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Conversation 2 - 2 Dec 2020

Post-Covid 19, There is work to be done

It's been a tough year, writes theatre maker Suz Mawer. But we can use the time on our hands to positive ends.

A Highly Filtered Picture of Dorian Gray
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ArchivedStreaming 22 - 22 May 2020

A Highly Filtered Picture of Dorian Gray

A successful mashup of Oscar Wilde's classic and internet influencer culture explores the radical instability of identity in the digital realm.

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