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.

3RRR and Hoy Polloy Theatre take a look at the Hollywood actor with the monstrous moniker - Thring The Thing. Paul Andrew interviews Director Wayne Pearn and Actor Michael F. Cahill

Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre has been at the forefront of independent theatre in Australia for over 40 years.

Australian Stage’s Jan Chandler spoke to La Mama’s Artistic Director, Liz Jones, about the artistic and historical importance of this iconic Australian venue.

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