Tag Archives: Julie Baz

January 07

Fool For Love – Freedom from the father (Theatre Review)

Fool for Love Patina Productions Limelight on Oxford 2-12 January You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Locating Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love in time and psychological context is a complex matter. The themes of Fool For Love and others in his Family Quintet are universal: the outer landscapes imposition upon the inner world; […]

October 27

The Big Meal – Dan Lefranc and the immutable family. (Theatre Review)

The Big Meal The Depot Theatre 185 October – 4 November You can grab your tickets here. Images: Katy Green Loughrey According to Alain Badiou, Truth is closely connected to Events. Truth is a particular set of statements and narratives originally set off by an Event, and subsequently committed to it. Therefore, Truth is always […]

July 28

Cristina in the Cupboard – the point and purpose of the parable. (Theatre review)

Cristina in the Cupboard The Depot Theatre from 13 – 30 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Katy Green Loughrey Cristina In the Cupboard is a piece of magic realism written by one of Australia’s best contemporary playwrights, Paul Gilchrist. It is a complex work that examines both the process of exploring […]

April 09

Plaything – Humour as a defense against the tragedy of being human. (Theatre review)

Plaything The Depot Theatre from 30 March to 16 April. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Katy Green Loughrey The question of humour and its role in our life exists at the heart of Simon Dodd’s Plaything. Two people, a female and a male, find themselves trapped on a stage – a limited […]

October 17

Ghosts – The Depot Theatre rescues Ibsen from middle class theatre morality. (Theatre Review)

Ghosts The Depot Theatre You can grab your tickets here Ibsen’s Ghosts is a classic, and like all classics it bares the burden of relevancy. I have recently seen the latest Game of Thrones inspired version of Macbeth (!) a film that broke its belly open trying to justify its own existence. For me, I […]

July 20

The Cherry Orchard – An old play about transition in a new theatre space. (Theatre review)

The Cherry Orchard 15 July through to 1 August The Depot Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images by Katy Green Loughrey Ironically, the current manifestation of The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s last and arguably greatest play about the decaying end of a House and an era, is the inaugural play in a brand new […]

November 24

A sad farewell to SITCO and the end of an era at the Old Fitz Theatre. (Article)

They say all good things must come to an end, and while this is nearly always true, very rarely do things come to as abrupt an end as the one forced on the successful Sydney Independent Theatre Company, the enormously experienced talent of Julie Baz and David Jeffrey. It heralds the end of a fantastic […]

May 19

Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) – David Jeffery uses social awkwardness to get closer. (Theatre review)

Thom Pain (based on nothing). Sydney Independent Theatre Company Old Fitzroy Theatre Sitting in the dark, waiting for something to appear or happen on the stage, is a phenomena (not peculiar to theatre) that both unites and separates us. It is something we do together and yet it emphasises our aloneness as we collectively ‘wait’ […]

November 07

An Ordinary Person – Robert Allan and the pervasive stigma of the victim. (Theatre Review)

“He’s not bad.  He’s just an ordinary person.” In post-political correctness days, becoming a victim and being a victim are, surprisingly, at opposite ends of the pop psychological rainbow. Victimhood has a timeline that is defined (as Lacan would say) by the “big Other” – that is we don’t know how long you are allowed […]

August 12

Friday – Daniela Giorgi and the tragic giggle that is politics in a democracy. (theatre review)

Politics was so much more interesting in the 1960’s and 1970’s because it was deep and complex. Communism, like a powerful opposition, offered genuine and radical solutions to the problems of the post-industrial age.  When you fought over red wine and Camembert, beer and snags or rice and beans with your neighbor, the arguments outweighed […]