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Elissa Blake

Audrey contributor, Writer

Elissa is a career arts and culture journalist with a personal background in dance. She trained at The Age in Melbourne, where she was once nominated for Victorian Yachting Journalist of the Year. She got the door prize instead.

She served as deputy editor – then editor – of Rolling Stone Australia from 1997 – 2003, and as locum editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum. She has written for several glossies and has been a longtime contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Sun Herald.

 

Bathory Begins: Class Act
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TheatreThe Joan, Penrith, NSW 11 - 21 Sep 2019

Bathory Begins: Class Act

Writers Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella take on the class system in a new ATYP production inspired by one of history's most terrifying women.

Shuang Hu: Diving in the Deep End
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TheatreSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 21 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

Shuang Hu: Diving in the Deep End

Family Law star Shuang Hu makes her stage debut with the degree of difficulty dialled to the max in Annie Baker's suspense-comedy John.

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision
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SeasonSydney Opera House 29 Feb - 16 Nov 2020

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision

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

Lost In Transit
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TheatreWollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW 19 - 21 Sep 2019

Lost In Transit

Flightpath Theatre collaborators Michael Pigott and Katja Handt are preparing to turn a town hall into an international airport.

Titus Andronicus: Beneath Surface Horrors
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TheatrePlayhouse, Sydney Opera House 27 Aug - 27 Sep 2019

Titus Andronicus: Beneath Surface Horrors

Director Adena Jacobs turns on her X-ray vision to examine the deeper layers of Shakespeare's grotesquely violent tragedy.

Take Two: A Comedy of Errors
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TheatreRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 13 - 14 Sep 2019

Take Two: A Comedy of Errors

Hilary Bell's modern language adaptation of Shakespeare's early comedy is "one big, dazzling magic trick".

What Is Love? The Good Room Has Answers
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ArchivedIPAC, Wollongong, NSW 14 - 17 Aug 2019

What Is Love? The Good Room Has Answers

Amy Ingram and Daniel Evans reveal what goes into a show made to twang your heartstrings.

Table: Holding On; Letting Go
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 25 Jul - 17 Aug 2019

Table: Holding On; Letting Go

Heirlooms without their stories are just collectables. But those passed down the generations with stories attached can define a family’s history – for better or worse.

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