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Eccocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts

Personal reflection on the Indigeneity in the Contemporary World Project’s exhibition EcoCentrix held at the Bargehouse, Southbank Oct-Nov 2013 Please note all the views expressed below are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the artist’s or curator’s opinions. ***** Behind the tower. OXO. Not stock or anything like that. Four levels, a former warehouse of sorts. Ghosts leer through…

Beyond the Bard: Michael Kantor and Tom E. Lewis.

Michael Kantor & Melodie Reynolds | Director & Ass. Director of The Shadow King

Copyrighted to Australian Stage Director Michael Kantor is not shy about undertaking ambitious projects and the Malthouse’s production of The Shadow King is no different. The production has been a few years in the making and Kantor recalls that at the time he was very were “interested in discussions with Indigenous theatre makers and had always had a keen eye on collaborating with Tommy…

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Patricia Cornelius & Susie Dee | Playwright & Director of Savages

Copyrighted to Australian Stage Conversation about orgasms seemed to be the appropriate way to start an interview with Patricia Cornelius andSusie Dee. Far from being a quick 20 minute chat about Cornelius’ new play Savages to be directed by Dee at fortyfivedownstairs this August, the hour long meander through memory, social consequences, gender perceptions and performing oneself was a provocative and entertaining performance in itself – given…

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John McGrath | Artistic Director of National Theatre of Wales

Copyrighted to Australian Stage John McGrath, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales (NTW) was recently in Melbourne on a whirlwind tour. His schedule included presenting the George Fairfax and Kenneth Myer lecture: Make Everything Risky: Theatre in the age of Google, Occupy and the Arab Spring as well as sharing insights at a site-specific workshop that was part of Deakin’s George Fairfax Lecture series. However,…

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Daniel Clarke | Creative Producer at Theatre Works

Copyrighted to Australian Stage In a recent conversation with Australian Stage’s Dione Joseph, Creative Producer of Theatre Works, Daniel Clarke, shared his thoughts and motivations for bringing to Australia the highly acclaimed production by Judith Thompson, Palace Of The End. A show that promises to provoke and challenge, Clarke’s insights reveal a passion for human rights and social justice. “It was in 2009 that I first saw Palace…

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