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1 May 2014

Australian plays on stage - May 2014

Selected highlights from across the country this month.
29 Apr 2014

The Critical Gap

The one thing you can say with certainty about the business of theatre criticism over the past decade is that it’s been volatile. In Australia, the initial excitement of the digital revolution is now well over. Over the past couple of years the rise of substantial online arts portals, from ABC Arts Online, to the Guardian, to Crikey’s Daily Review, to Time Out, to ArtsHub, means there is suddenly a plethora of outlets for arts reviewing, which to some degree makes up for diminishing coverage in mainstream mastheads. But has anything really changed? I’m not sure. In all the panic about shrinking opportunities, how much have we reimagined what criticism is, and what it could be.
29 Apr 2014

Small and Tired

Kit Brookman’s Small and Tired is loosely based on the myths surrounding the curse of the house of Atreus – the sacrifice of Iphigenia for good winds and success at Troy, and the family bloodbath that followed.
16 Apr 2014

Tom's picks for April - Tertiary

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for tertiary study.
16 Apr 2014

Tom's picks for April - Community Theatre

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for community theatre groups.
9 Apr 2014

Tom's picks for April - Schools

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary teachers.
4 Apr 2014

Australian plays on stage - April 2014

27 Mar 2014

Lee Lewis - Part 3: Cultural Leadership

In the final instalment of our discussion with Griffin Theatre Artistic Director, Lee Lewis, we tackle the issue of cultural leadership in Australia and the role of the artist in our national conversation. Lee and AustralianPlays.org Literary Manager, Tom Healey, discuss the importance of programming work that progresses this conversation and resonates beyond the live event.
24 Mar 2014

Lee Lewis - Part 2: Developing new work

We've been keen to sit down for a chat with Griffin Artistic Director Lee Lewis for some time. On a recent visit to Sydney we finally managed to pay her a visit, at a time when Donna Abela's Jump for Jordan was heading into previews and Lee was getting ready to take MTC's Rupert to Washington, which is currently playing at The Kennedy Center until tomorrow night...
14 Mar 2014

Lee Lewis - Part 1: Directing new work

We've been keen to sit down for a chat with Griffin Artistic Director Lee Lewis for some time. On a recent visit to Sydney we finally managed to pay her a visit, at a time when Donna Abela's Jump for Jordan was heading into previews and Lee was getting ready to take MTC's Rupert to Washington, which is currently playing at The Kennedy Center until tomorrow night...

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