State and Territory Finalists were recently announced for the National Australia Day Council's Australian of the Year Award 2007. Alongside three other nominees, Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page has been short listed for the New South Wales category of the award.

Stephen Page is the first Indigenous dancer/choreographer to have achieved international recognition. He studied dance at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association and after graduating in 1983 began a professional career as a dancer with the Sydney Dance Company.

2008 sees Griffin take new Australian writing nationwide. In addition to five full productions presented at the company’s resident venue, the SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, next year Griffin will tour or transfer a record-breaking four productions.

Most read reviews

Waiting on You | Majella Productions

What astounds here is not only the enormous risk involved in producing a brand-new piece of writing but that everything about this production looks and feels as slick as one might expect from a far more seasoned company.

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play | Black Swan State Theatre Company

Sarah Ruhl recreates a peculiar period in the early history of psychotherapy.

The Flint Street Nativity | Red Phoenix Theatre Company

If ever you have been a school teacher, or a Sunday school teacher, or a parent – or if ever you have been a child, you will love this play!

The Hamlet Apocalypse | Danger Theatre Ensemble

The Hamlet Apocalypse is a curious event that is visually and aurally over the top and will keep your heart in your throat for the entire performance.

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