Phillip Johnston’s work as a composer and musician extends across the arts having composed for theatre, dance, film and music. His live score of F.W. Murnau's silent film classic FAUST is being presented by ACMI as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

He speaks to Australian Stage's Jan Chandler.

Oliver Wenn is a recent acting graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and is currently producer of the new sci-fi musical - Risky Lunar Love.

In the lead up to Opening Night he spoke to Australian Stage's Sonia Allan

Kristy Edmunds, Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF), speaks to Australian Stage's Jan Chandler about her favourite moments from the past 4 years and some of the highlights in store for this year's Festival, her last as Artistic Director.

Dancers seem to have a lot of important bases covered. Healthy, active lifestyle? Check. Artistic expression? Check. Fun activities as part of a team? Check. Opportunity to receive rapturous applause while wearing a leotard? Yep, got that covered as well.

Sue Rider is an award-winning director, writer, dramaturg, and actor. She spoke to Australian Stage’s Simon Piening about her latest project, Brontë, with independent Brisbane company ThreeSisters – based on the lives of the famous Brontë sisters.

Robert Reid is an award winning playwright from Melbourne, and the Artistic Director and co-founder of Theatre in Decay. He’s currently in Perth for the world premier of Portraits of Modern Evil, performed by the Hotbed Ensemble.

Peter Cousens is the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of Kookaburra, Australia’s National Musical Theatre Company.

He spoke to Australian Stage’s Michael Finn about their latest production, Tell Me On A Sunday, which opens in Melbourne this week.

Rock singer iOTA shot to theatrical fame last year with his breakout role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This year he returns as Frank N Furter in the revival of Richard O’Briens Rocky Horror Show. He spoke to Australian Stage’s Paul Andrew ahead of its Melbourne season later this month.

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