December 09

Barbara and the Camp Dogs – The unholy cry of Ursula Yovich. (Theatre Review)

Barbara and the Camp Dogs Belvoir Theatre 2-23 December – You can grab your tickets here We “good” Aussie white folk nod in recognition to the theory of “Decolonise, Don’t Recognise” but putting these good intentions to task is another thing altogether. As the extraordinary Ursula Yovich stands before us and yawps her lament, we […]

December 01

High Fidelity – A joyful celebration of stupidity as healing. (Theatre Review)

High Fidelity Highway Run productions with Neil Gooding Productions Hayes Theatre November 18 – December 17. You can grab your tickets here. In his preface to Phenomenology, Hegel takes Schelling to task for suggesting stupidity is at the origin of being. But is not High Fidelity a flawless example of this very idea? Schelling posits […]

November 27

Virgins and Cowboys – Lisa chats with Morgan Rose and Dave Selswick (Theatre Interview)

Virgins and Cowboys is showing at The Stables theatre 30 November to 16 December. You can grab your tickets here. For Louis Althusser, questions of thought had to do with battles, frontlines and the  balance of power. Meditation and withdrawal be damned, it was intervention that sparked revolution, ideas and intelectual movement. Politically speaking, success […]

November 23

Night Slows Down – Language as superstructure. (Theatre Review)

Night Slows Down Kings Cross Theatre with Don’t Look Away Theatre Company November 17 – December 9, You can grab your tickets here. Images: Ross Waldron Apparent from the start in Night Slows Down, the new Australian work by Phillip James Rouse, is a language disparity between Sharon (Danielle King) and her brother Seth (Andre […]

November 16

Asylum – A built house closed off to the other, to others. (Theatre review)

Asylum Brave New Word Theatre Company 15 November – 25 November You can grab your tickets here. Images: David Hooley When Craig (David Woodland) interviews Hajir (Eli Saad) to ascertain his asylum status, he adheres to a series of stick rules that are carefully developed value judgements already stuck in the norms of platonic truth. […]

November 12

Violent Extremism and Other Adult Party Games – Lisa chats with Richie Black (Theatre Interview)

Violent Extremism and Other Party Games is on at The Depot Theatre from 15 – 25 November. You can grab your tickets here. The Depot theatre have had a great 2017 and that run looks set to continue with their latest collaboration with Ain’t It Fun Theatre Productions, Violent Extremism and Other Adult Party Games. […]

November 06

Time Stands Still – Donald Margulies and middle class free will. (Theatre Review)

Time Stands Still Eclipse Productions 1 – 25 November, Tap Gallery. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Katie Barget (Captar Photo) The rise of a new middle class in India has shone a spotlight on India’s systemic rape problem and the media (mainstream and otherwise) has been used to great effect in strengthening India’s rape […]

November 05

Asylum: Lisa chats with Richard Hilliar (Theatre Interview)

  Asylum is on at Comber Street Studios, Paddington 15-25 November. You can grab your tickets here. It is no small thing to tackle local works, but it must be even more difficult in Australia, where (in my opinon) our cultural cringe still haunts us and nothing is sacred unless first blessed by London or New York. […]

November 05

Asylum: Lisa chats with Ruth Fingret (Theatre Interview)

Asylum is on at Comber Street Studios, Paddington 15-25 November. You can grab your tickets here.   The Sydney theatre community has been regularly appalled and concerned about the treatment of asylum seekers in this country. There have been many wonderful creative responses aimed at all members of our society, expressing solidarity and comfort for […]

November 04

Merciless Gods – Drama that unifies in the dark. (Theatre Review)

Merciless Gods Griffin Theatre in collaboration with Little One’s Theatre 1 – 25 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Sarah Walker It has been noted that the poem must be given to the mute, to the stutterer, to the stranger, rather than to the chatterbox, to the grammarian or to the nationalist. Equally […]