Bright-eyed, effervescent with excitement and anticipation, Tahli Corin tells me the story of how she came to be a writer, and how it happened that the first play she has written has landed safely in the Downstairs Theatre at Belvoir St

When I spoke to Chris Kabay on the eve of the inaugural Young Artist’s Program cabaret show, Green! Gold! and Musical!, he was strangely calm. Although it’s been a good decade since my own ‘bump-in’ days, the bedlam that usually accompanies such eves is not quickly forgotten. Clearly the first group of young performers is pulling their weight.

Philippe Genty is recognised as one of the world's greatest contemporary proponents of visual theatre. His works include dance, music, puppetry, illusion and physical theatre to create a dream-like world on stage.

From his home in France, he spoke to Australian Stage's Jan Chandler

This was a showbiz industry night to the hilt! And what an ‘industry’ it is these days, if that means great gorgeous lumps of quality product flying off the conveyor belt and into the laps of stamping-their-feet paying audiences around Australia.

James Waites reports on this years Helpmann Awards.

Every now and again you walk into a show with little expectation and come away at the end totally bowled over. This happened last Sunday (29 June) when I was invited to a single ‘fundraiser’ performance of Eve Ensler’s provocatively titled, The Vagina Monologues.

The Actors Centre Australia in Sydney turns 21 this year, and in the week of graduation for this year's class of full-time acting students, Sonia Allan takes a closer look at this vibrant independent acting school.

Part 2 of our interview with the multi award winning creator of "Wicked The Musical" - Stephen Schwartz

Nicky Bomba's musical influences are wide and varied having worked with bands from Africa to the Middle East, conducted the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, played drums on John Butler Trio’s “Sunrise over Sea” and was Artistic Producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria “Visible” project.

He talks to Australian Stage’s Brad Syke.

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