June 19

Air – Grieving births new fathers, new histories. (Theatre review)

  Air 13 – 30 June 2018, Old 505 Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images: Mansoor Noor For writer Joanna Erskine and through her director Anthony Skuse, Air is a departure as well as a homecoming. Through the vehicle of grief (another kind of birth process) an inverted Oedipus mythic melodrama unfolds around […]

June 18

Bloodfest 2018

I am pleased to announce that I am a judge for Bloodfest 2018. What is Bloodfest? Bloodfest is an International Kids Horror Film Festival. Films are judged by kids,  teens, as well as Industry Professionals. There are 3 Categories •  Individual Entry – Kids or Teens •  School class Entry • Holiday Program Entry Bloodfest […]

June 15

Bliss – An insane 80’s integrated into the reserved 2018’s. (Theatre Review)

Bliss Belvoir Street Theatre 9-15 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Pia Johnson One can be accused of stating the obvious in claiming Peter Carey to be a master of allegory. But his explicit recognition of the power of allegory in expression and his own recourse to the unsaid, and in this particular […]

June 07

The Importance of Being Earnest – What goes around comes around. (Theatre Review)

  The Importance of Being Earnest The Genesian Theatre 26 May – 30 June. You can grab your tickets here. “Not that I agree with everything I have said in this essay. There is much with which I entirely disagree. The essay simply represents an artistic standpoint, and in aesthetic criticism, attitude is everything. For […]

June 01

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Free will v’s the fates in Rockdale. (Theatre Review)

  A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Guild Theatre May 18 – June 9, You can grab your tickets here. Images – Craig O’Regan It is via certain mythologies that tragic drama and its psychoanalytical effects become central to Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first printed in 1600, arrived at the birth of a new century and […]

May 27

The Walworth Farce – Enda Walsh speaks through Sydney. (Theatre Review)

The Walworth Farce Workhorse Theatre Company and bAKEHOUSE Theatre May 18 to June 9 You can grab your tickets here. For Enda Walsh as he writes in The Walworth Farce (and in so many of his other plays) life constitutes multiplicities. Indeed, to exist is a multiplicity. For the Ireland he writes of so eloquently […]

May 19

The Sugar House – Corruption and Philosophy in Sydney (Theatre Review)

  The Sugar House Belvoir Street Theatre 5 May – 3 June. You can grab your tickets here.  For June Macreadie (Kris McQuade) a Sydney woman in the 1960’s surviving the lower classes, questions of thought have to do with battles, frontlines and a balance of power between those you protect and the other seeking […]

May 07

The Effect – Love and drugs at The Old Fitz (Theatre Review)

The Effect Red Line Productions The Old Fitz Theatre from April 18 to 19 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: John Marmaras Of all the philosophical and scientific efforts (including points of difference and outright refutation between the two bodies of knowledge) we humans have labored over, none remains as elusive as the question […]

April 23

Sex and Death: Something in the Basement and It’s Time – Everything emerges.

Sex and Death: Something in the Basement and It’s Time DKL Productions Blood Moon theatre 10 – 28 April You can grab your tickets here.  Still too close to Nietzsche’s declaration of the death of god, that which surrounds us is laced with the sacredness and sacrament of the traces of religion. Specifically in DKL […]

April 10

The Flick – The engulfing fear of a self-aware utopia. (Theatre Review)

The Flick Outhouse Theatre Company and the Seymour Centre 4 – 21 April. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Marnya Rothe Of all the existential possibilities available, the idea of death holds a special place. We no longer think of the human being as having an immortal soul (at least the modern existentialist doesn’t) and […]