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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.

 

Ava Stangherlin
New theatre company Gretel in Darkness will present Grimm Tales as their debut stage work for the upcoming Sydney Fringe Festival. Australian Stage's Paul Andrew speaks with company co-director Ava Stangherlin.

Kate Gaul
Kate Gaul is currently the Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co and is in rehearsal for their latest production, The Lunch Hour by Chris Aronsten. She spoke to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew.

Warhorse

The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of War Horse will open in Melbourne later this year before touring to Sydney and Brisbane. Australian Stage's Eliza Eggler caught up with the shows Puppetry Director Finn Caldwell and members of the cast.

Paul McDermott
Paul McDermott spoke to Australian Stage's Anna Locke about his upcoming solo show, Paul Sings, touring to Perth for one night only as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival and then to Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra.

Glynn Nicholas

When I first saw Glynn Nicholas perform he was in a dress – on ABC's The Big Gig playing Paté Biscuit, a drag parody of children's entertainer Patsy Biscoe – but today I'm asking him for advice on manhood.

Yon (from Tripod)

Yon (from Tripod) has a solo cabaret show called Mandaddy that opens at Chapel Off Chapel later this month. As he says, he's not leaving Tripod, he just wants to speak by himself for five freakin' minutes!

Leticia Caceres

Leticia Caceres is currently recognised as one of Australia's most promising directors and theatre-makers. Ahead of the opening of her latest work at the MTC Lawler Studio, she spoke to Australian Stage's Matt O'Neill.

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Jo Bloom

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