Author Archives: lisathatcher

July 10

Ignite Collective – Scratch Night: Lisa chats with Loredana Cross

Ignite Collective – Scratch Night 7Pm Wednesday 10 July The Bordello Room, KXT. Find out more about Ignite Collective here.  As a writer of fiction myself, it has long been my contention we should be writing ‘for’ those around us. What I mean by that is, for writing to reach a universal it should seek […]

July 09

Glittery Clittery – A cult feminist cosmic disco. (Theatre Review)

Glittery Clittery Fringe Wives Club and The Furies Stables theatrre 8 – 20 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Kate Pardy When one is dealing with a universal structuring principle, like feminism, one always assumes (in principle of course) it is possible to apply the structuring principle to all its potential elements so […]

June 27

I (Love) You – Eliza Oliver and self expression. (Theatre Review)

I (Love) You Old 505 Theatre 18 – 29 June. You can grab your tickets here. Up until very recent times, the form-giving subject has always been male. But not only male. We live inside a paradox: language proves the sexuality of the peridium of ‘living’ while all language (governed by science) maintains that discourse […]

June 27

We are the Hymalayas: Lisa chats with Mark Langham (Theatre interview)

We are the Himalayas Brave New Word Theatre Company July 3 – 21. You can grab your tickets here. What a great joy for this little commie gen X’er to be able to legitimately dip into the world of Communist Russia to prepare questions for We are The Himalayas! I was able to indulge in […]

June 25

Trevor – a timely alternative to deterministic narratives. (Theatre Review)

Trevor Outhouse theatre with bAKEHOUSE June 14 – July 6. You can grab your tickets here. images: Clare Hawley Since the discovery of the social complexity of primate societies other than Homo sapiens, a general argument has taken hold that reduces, or fights the reduction of, the human being as if it were necessary to […]

June 13

Things I know to be True – Family and the self. (Theatre Review)

Things I know to be True 8 June – 21 July. Belvoir Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images: Heidrun Lohr A bildungsroman primarily told from the protagonist’s perspective and then the writers, Things I know to be True holds at its core a promise and a warning: one of the essential nature of […]

June 12

Gloria – The end of subjectivity in a meaningless office. (Theatre review)

Gloria The Seymour Theatre and Outhouse Theatre Company 6 – 22 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley In an outstanding act of courageous curating, Outhouse Theatre Company bring us one of the most interesting, modern and damning pieces of theater we’ve seen on a Sydney stage in 2019. In a ruthless […]

June 03

Normal – Society as the hysteric. (Theatre Review)

Normal The Uncertainty Principle and The Old 505 Theatre 29 May – 15 June You can grab your tickets here Currently showing at the 505 Theatre in Newtown is Katie Pollock’s Normal, a fascinating examination of the way that societal pressures can impose themselves upon the bodies of the unsuspecting, or in this case, young […]

May 30

Mercury Fur – Forgetting and history (Theatre Review)

Mercury Fur Haseman, Ball and Radda and White Box Theatre with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company 24 May to 8 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Jasmine Simmons For Philip Ridley population control, and even acts of genocide are best conducted via the eradication of history. Mercury Fur is many things, but a standout […]

May 29

Blood on the cat’s Nsck – Montague Basement and Fassbinder find the real inside ourselves. (Theatre Review)

Blood on the cat’s Neck Montague Basement and Kings Cross Theatre May 22 to June 1 You can grab your tickets here. Images: Zaina Ahmed For Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the broad scale problems we see about us find their nascency in the micro arguments, power plays and petty aggressions we take out upon each other. […]