Blue Angel

From 24 March until 29 March, as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Hobart's Ascot Private Hotel will become the venue for the world premiere of Big hART Inc's latest theatrical event Blue Angel. Jan Chandler recently spoke with Creative Producer Cecily Hardy.

David Malacari

This year we have a 'new' International Arts Festival to add to our calendar, TheTasmanian International Arts Festival (TIAF) which opened on Friday 6 March with a free spectacular at the the Speigeltent in Hobart.

Brian Ritchie

Brian Ritchie, founding member of the Violent Femmes, teahouse owner and master of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute talks to Australian Stage’s Briony Kidd about his latest role, curator of Tasmania's Festival of Music and Arts - MONA FOMA.

Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight, billed as a “karaoke night Broome style, where country meets hip hop meets Japanese love song,” is the latest from dance theatre company Marrugeku. Australian Stage's Briony Kidd speaks to director Rachael Swain.

Derelict pianos, Chinese junks, giant cockroaches, miniature houses … These are just some of the attractions of next year’s Ten Days on the Island, kicking off in March. 

Australian Stage’s Briony Kidd gets the low down from Artistic Director Elizabeth Walsh.

Acclaimed Tasmanian-based puppet and visual theatre company, Terrapin, is currently engaged in a three-year exploration of 'digital puppetry.'

Australian Stage's Briony Kidd talks to Frank Newman, Artistic Director of Terrapin since 2007.

Growing up in Hobart in the early nineties, I remember only two notable trips to the ‘mainland’. The first was a family holiday that culminated in a much-anticipated trip to The Phantom of the Opera at the Princess Theatre. I bought the glow-in-the-dark tank top.

Tasmanian Circus FestivalThe Tasmanian Circus Festival began in ’89 and has grown to be the national celebration of contemporary circus in Australia. The last time I visited Tasmania was for this event nine years ago. Back then it was an inspiration and the setting was absolutely idyllic.

With those glowing memories I had high expectations for the festival this time around.

Most read reviews

Gaslight | State Theatre Company South Australia

Gaslight is an entertaining, non-convoluted, engaging and superbly written piece, so that it stands up well after 80 years, especially when its traditional strength is imaginatively blended with some non- traditional contemporary casting.

TakeOver | Bangalow Theatre Company

The audience for any one night is divided into five groups of twelve people, each of which walks between the venues, so that there is only a Covid-safe number of people in any venue at any one time.

QPAC Unlocked: An Evening with Amy Lehpamer

The night progressed, Amy showcasing her many talents, singing and playing the violin, and then indulging us, inviting her partner to perform alongside for a few songs on the acoustic guitar.

Ash Grunwald | NORPA

Intimate and interactive, Ash Grunwald showed us a small part of what he is made of, musically. Ash has written a book ‘Surf by Day, Jam by Night’ and has also, with his wife, created Earth Bottles, dealing with problems of single-use plastics, encompassing drink bottles, coffee cups and straws. So much talent wrapped up with so many guitars.

Most read news

New grant initiative for disadvantaged and POC artists

Be You Inc. have recently launched a new grant initiative to provide financial assistance for disadvantaged and POC artists auditioning for tertiary performing arts programs this year.

Vale Aidan Fennessy

Melbourne Theatre Company today paid tribute to writer and director, Aidan Fennessy, who passed away on Sunday.

Chunky Move announces $80,000 Choreographer in Residence initiative

Chunky Move in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation have opened applications for their new Choreographer In Residence initiative. 

Applications open for the 2021 Frank Van Straten Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Frank Van Straten Fellowship program, commencing in March 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.