Back Porch Theatre Artistic Director Lochlin Maybury takes ‘thinspo’ to task in debut play, Schmidt

One of my most despised elements of social media culture is the need for people to flaunt body image across Instagram with fifty-odd hashtags to accompany. The rise of ‘thinspo’ and ‘thinspiration’ in particular has grown from advocating clean living and a fitness-driving lifestyle into something more toxic in recent years and it’s this toxicity that Adelaide playwright Lochlin Maybury has formed his new production around.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Ira Glass, Monica Barnes, Anna Bass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host – Sydney Opera House (17.07.16)

In Ira Glass’ own words, this was a melding of two mediums no one ever asked to see in the same show. A mashup (for want of a better term) of radio and interpretive dance, Three Acts, Two Dancers… could be the most pretentious thing you might ever see, but is far from it. The famous broadcaster brings his trademark warmth and wit to the stage, with a veritable range of stories from the This American Life vaults. Interwoven throughout are spectacular dance routines by Monica Barnes and Anna Bass; some as a response to the stories being told, and others as standalone pieces.... Read More | Share it now!