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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: 20 - 20 Jul 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: 20 - 20 Jul 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: 20 - 20 Jul 2020

Cusp: Northern Exposure
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Cusp: Northern Exposure

Mary Anne Butler's new play for ATYP amplifies youthful voices and depicts difficult choices faced by Top End teenagers on the threshold of adulthood.

Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 11 - 28 Mar 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

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision
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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

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: 20 - 20 Jul 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: 20 - 20 Jul 2020

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Theatres are closed. Acting happens regardless
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jul 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 20 - 20 Jul 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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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.

Silver Gull Finds New Nest
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jul 2020

Silver Gull Finds New Nest

New Theatre is a perfect fit for The Silver Gull Play Award, writes Louise Fischer. "We look forward to taking it to the next level."

Griffin Theatre extends closure
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jul 2020

Griffin Theatre extends closure

“With a heavy heart”, Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Director Declan Greene has announced an extension of the closure of Griffin until September.

Artists in Isolation: “A weird time capsule”
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jul 2020

Artists in Isolation: “A weird time capsule”

Violette Ayad speaks to photographer-actor Jasmin Simmons about a new project documenting artists in isolation.

Opera Australia Cushions Stand-down of staff
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News 20 - 20 Jul 2020

Opera Australia Cushions Stand-down of staff

Opera Australia has today contacted all its staff with regards to their immediate future with the company.

Theatre of Isolation: Alone and All Together
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Theatre of Isolation: Alone and All Together

We don't have to occupy the same physical space to be creative, argues Tooth and Sinew's Richard Hilliar, whose Theatre of Isolation is taking shape.

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