Review: Tammy & Kite beautifully articulates the resilience of childhood and the enduring power of friendship

How much do children perceive of the world around them? How do children cope with sadness? Hannah Cox and Caitlin West tackle these tricky questions in Tammy & Kite, a play about two sisters whose love for each other appears to be stronger than anything the world can throw at them. The performance opens with Kite, describing how her sister Tammy was her best friend, but that she died when she was 14, and when she was only 9. We then see Kite transform into her younger self, playing with her toys and drawing in her colouring book.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Grace Under Pressure highlights the need for change in the medical industry

Grace Under Pressure examines workplace and training within the health industry and presents a verbatim theatre project in which four performers recite transcripts from real interviews with healthcare professionals at varying stages of their careers. Created by David Williams and Paul Dwyer, in collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, Grace Under Pressure presents frank, honest and at times disturbing accounts of bullying, sexual harassment and depression.... Read More | Share it now!

Make Nice: when creative women join forces there isn’t much they can’t accomplish (and other key lessons)

The amazing speakers at the 2017 Make Nice: Un – Conference for Creative Women.

Make Nice launched in 2016 and was born from the desire to push back against the “boys club” which exists within creative industries (most industries, let’s be honest) and show creative women they don’t have to be competitive to get ahead. Women can “make nice” and still be successful. In fact, when creative women join forces there isn’t much they can’t accomplish – a valuable lesson I took away from the conference.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is beautifully honest and an absolute delight to watch

A man and a woman blow out the candles on a birthday cake.

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday explores the fears and hopes of those looking for direction at the start of their lives and those searching for peace at the end. The cast is made up of three young performers (Aileen Huynh, Izabella Yena and Matthew Connell) and three older performers (Jim Daly, Roger Oakley and Evelyn Krape), each wearing a set of headphones. Scripted from real life conversations, these interactions are played to the actors who recite every word, every sigh, every nuance. Presented by Roslyn Oades and collaborators, I’ve never seen a performance quite like this one. At times incredibly funny, poignant and tearful, the gamut of emotions on stage is varied and deep.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Mauritius is hilarious, heartbreaking and thoroughly engaging (Sydney’s New Theatre until 29th July)

After the death of their Mother, two estranged half-sisters enter into a heated debate over which one of them owns a coveted stamp collection. Jackie (Kitty Hopwood) is the younger of the two and she sees the sale of the stamp collection as her ticket to a better life. Standing in her way is Mary (Emma Louise) who maintains the stamps are hers as they originally belonged to her Grandfather and she intends to keep them for sentimental reasons. The relationship between the sisters is incredibly authentic and believable as they bicker and fight.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: The Incredible Here and Now co-director Jeneffa Soldatic talks about the anticipated coming-of-age adaptation

Commissioned from local Parramatta author Felicity Castagna based on her multi award winning novel and performed by Australia’s newest theatre company, National Theatre of Parramatta, the coming-of-age drama The Incredible Here and Now looks set to be one of the most talked about shows on the season. In the leadup to the opening of the production on 13th July, we caught up with the production’s co-director Jeneffa Soldatic.... Read More | Share it now!