Francis Italiano

Every community may have a story to tell - but its not often that we find there are enough listeners. And finding listeners who include mainstream theatre companies isn't always the easiest of achievements.

Declan Greene

One half of Australia's well-known company Sisters Grimm and an award-winning contemporary playwright, Declan Greene speaks to Australian Stage's Eleanor Howlett about compelling plays, vomit and the upcoming Malthouse season of his play Pompeii. L.A.

Young Jean Lee

If you've been spotting the Melbourne Festival posters round town, you've probably seen the one with a hip looking band accompanied by the somewhat ominous title We're Gonna Die. It's not a poster for an indie rock gig but in fact for a cabaret show by New York playwright Young Jean Lee.

Nathan Aspinall

A recent music graduate from the University of Queensland where he studied French Horn, Nathan Aspinall is now the Queensland Symphony Orchestra's conductor-in-training.

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“We’re here for Australian writers and I’m very happy to advocate for them. Writers need a home – and Griffin is here to support new Australian work and give writers the home they deserve.”

They say Trevor Ashley's one of the busiest men in show business, and with good reason. He's back this year with long-time collaborator Phil Scott for a crack at the Black Swan parody – strictly for adults.

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Not very long ago, British comedian Sanderson Jones had a dream of performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House. He was relatively unknown at the time and came up with the idea of selling tickets to his show by hand, in doing so getting to know his audience personally. His show, Comedy Sale, has been successful in the UK and now in Australia, most recently with a sell-out gig at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, along with a string of weekly appearances.

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Jumping into his first year as the new Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and out of his last year as the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Festival, Brett Sheehy chats to Eleanor Howlett from Australian Stage about memorable moments, some challenging bits,  and a new light.

 

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