Katrina Cornwall

Katrina Cornwall is the founder and Artistic Director of Riot Stage Youth Theatre Company whose latest work F. is about to have it's premiere as part of the 2016 Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. When she spoke with Jan Chandler she was clearly excited at the prospect.

What's Yours is Mine

Yvonne Virsik is currently directing the third work in this year's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, What's Yours is Mine by Hotel Now, which opens on 22 November.

Candace Miles

Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway (Three Birds Theatre) are recent Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduates whose work is already drawing attention within Melbourne's independent theatre scene. Jan Chandler had the pleasure of chatting with Candace Miles about the trio's work.

Danny Delahunty

Blessed, opening on 8 November, is the first of four new works by independent artists as part of the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. Jan Chandler had the opportunity of chatting with director Danny Delahunty.

Scott Major

The Directors of the Melbourne's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival have just announced the 2016 program and Co-Director Scott Major recently made time to speak with Jan Chandler about what audiences may expect.

Blair Moro

World War T is a speculative comedy about what might happen if everyone's favourite misogynistic, racist, narcissistic daddy-made-me-rich, draft dodging buffoon wins the keys to The Whitehouse... currently a terrifyingly possible prospect.

Sir Matthew Bourne

There is a sense of hushed excitement about the Arts Centre. British choreographer Matthew Bourne is in Melbourne casting for a local production of his Lord of the Flies. People seem to buzz a little even mentioning his name.

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Jake Matricardi

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Kearna Philpott

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Petra Kalive

After five years as Artistic Director of Union House Theatre, Petra Kalive joined Australia’s oldest professional theatre company in early 2020 having previously directed BeachedMelbourne Talam and Hungry Ghosts for the Company.

James Zala

As we continue our series investigating how artists and the arts industry is coping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I travel (virtually of course) to the UK and speak with Flying Director James Zala from Flying by Foy.

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