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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.

 

Sydney Theatre Awards: the Winners
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ArchivedYork Theatre, Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 20 - 20 Jan 2020

Sydney Theatre Awards: the Winners

Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company and American Psycho among the winners in this year's Sydney Theatre Awards, presented at the Seymour Centre.

Pomona: Into the Dark Heart of the City
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 24 Jan - 8 Feb 2020

Pomona: Into the Dark Heart of the City

KXT's first show for 2020 transports its audience to a derelict world in which nothing is quite as it seems.

Spicing the mike
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ComedyRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 22 - 22 Feb 2020

Spicing the mike

KL's queen of comedy Joanne Kam and Mumbai’s Navin Noronha, India's only out gay stand-up, talk about censorship, love and laughter in their respective cities.

Voicing Western Sydney
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ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 11 - 18 Jan 2020

Voicing Western Sydney

Beneath the surface, everyone has a compelling story, says Lady Tabouli playwright James Elazzi.

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 6 Feb - 8 Mar 2020

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

The rational world and an irrational love collide in Steve Rodgers's stage version of Peter Goldsworthy's heart-rending novella.

The Lysicrates Prize 2020: Make ’em Laugh
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FestivalThe Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Domain, Sydney 31 - 31 Jan 2020

The Lysicrates Prize 2020: Make ’em Laugh

The fifth annual Lysicrates Prize is, for the first time, an all comedy competition. Lee Lewis explains why.

David Williamson: Fifty and Out?
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TheatreSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 17 Jan - 7 Mar 2020

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.

Coram Boy: The Spirit of Giving
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ArchivedKings 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.

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