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.

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