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Australian Playwright Uses Theatre to Interrogate Diagnosis, Treatment of Mental Illness in Young People, Cassie Tongue , single work column

'When Australian playwright Kendall Feaver started researching her first full-length play, she stumbled across a genre of literature she had never heard of, which she describes as "self help for parents — how to actively work out if your child has a mental illness".' (Introduction)


Originally posted 9 August 2018.

Harry M Miller Remembered in 'big Show' at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, Michaela Boland , single work column

'A pioneering promoter who cut his teeth on rock 'n' roll before revolutionising musical theatre with Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, Harry M Miller has been celebrated as the impresario who wrote the rule book on Australian live entertainment.'  (Introduction)

Shark Attack Victims United as Bite Club Inspires a Crime Thriller TV Series, Sarah Maunder, , Cameron Marshall , Val Schaefer , single work column

'An exclusive support group for people affected by shark attacks has inspired a television crime thriller.'



Creativity and Arts as Critical as Maths in Education, Says Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin, Selina Ross , single work column

'Leading arts identity Scott Rankin is pushing for a greater focus on developing creative skills and thinking in classrooms around the country.'

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Dominated by Yolngu Artists, Felicia James , single work column

Posted 10 August 2018

National Indigenous Music Awards 2018 : Gurrumul and Baker Boy Win Big, Emilie Gramenz , single work

'The posthumously released album of acclaimed artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu swept the 2018 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs), picking up three more awards for the late renowned musician.'  (Introduction)

Indigenous Community Condemns Australia Day Play by Satirist Jonathan Biggins, Ben Nielsen , single work column

'Members of the Indigenous community in the New South Wales and Victoria border towns of Albury and Wodonga have condemned a local theatre company's plans to stage a play by satirist Jonathan Biggins, best known for The Wharf Revue by the Sydney Theatre Company.'  (Introduction)


Posted 19 Aug 2018

Richard Roxburgh on Politics, Satire and the Final Season of Rake, Richard Roxburgh , single work column

'If politics has indeed become so absurd it's putting satirists out of business, then spare a thought for Richard Roxburgh.'  (Introduction)

Create NSW Funding Cutbacks Affect Regional Touring Capacity for Major Arts Companies, Michaela Boland , single work column

'Some of Australia's most prestigious arts companies — Bangarra, Australian Theatre for Young People and Australian Chamber Orchestra — have cancelled tours to regional New South Wales, after the state's arts funding agency delivered the lowest funding round in its history.'  (Introduction)



Miles Franklin Literary Award : Michelle de Kretser Wins Australia's Most Prestigious Literary Prize for the Second Time, Dee Jefferson , Kate Evans , single work column

'Australia's most prestigious literary prize, worth $60,000, has been awarded this year to Michelle de Kretser for her novel The Life to Come.'

Grandeur of Australian Theatre's Glory Days Revealed in Rediscovered J.C. Williamson's 'scene Books', Michael Cathcart , single work column

'If you were planning a big night out in the 1920s, there's a good chance you'd head off to a show.' 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Musical Trying to Change Bigotry, One Song at a Time, Matthew Smith , single work column

'Acclaimed Adelaide transgender performer Vonni says Australia has come a long way in acceptance, but bigotry and hatred still remains.'  (Introduction)

Emily Rodda : The Deltora Quest Author on Her New Book and Her Ongoing Fascination with Riddles, Claire Nichols , single work column

'Her beloved characters explore mysterious worlds and solve challenging riddles — and it turns out Australian children's author Emily Rodda is something of a riddle herself.'  (Introduction)

Artist Charles Blackman, Known for Alice in Wonderland Series, Dies Aged 90, Michaela Boland , single work obituary

'One of Australia's greatest painters of the human condition, Charles Blackman, has died in Sydney surrounded by family a week after celebrating his 90th birthday.'  (Introduction)

Theatrical Production In the Pines Uses Virtual Reality and Live Performance to Depict Ice Addiction, Lucy Robinson , Courtney Howe , single work column

'It's taken three years and more than 60 interviews with people whose lives have been affected by the drug ice to bring the play In the Pines to the stage.'

Mirka Mora, Melbourne Artist Who 'drenched the City with Colour', Dies Aged 90, single work obituary

'Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, praised as a driving force in Victoria's arts scene, has died at the age of 90.'

After 'Whitesplaining' Row, Indigenous Theatre Voices Back Calls for National Company, Monique Ross , Anne Whitfield , single work column

'A few weeks ago, accusations that Australian theatre is hijacking Indigenous stories and "whitesplaining" them for the audience rippled through the industry.' 

Teen Slam Poet Solli Raphael Has a Message for Our Politicians, Patrick Wood , single work column
Peter Corris, Author of Cliff Hardy Crime Novels, Dies Aged 76, Michaela Boland , single work obituary

'One of Australia's most prolific writers, Peter Corris, has died in his sleep at the age of 76.'

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