Black Birds: All-female Australian collective challenges Australian theatre to open its gates

Black Birds: All-female Australian collective challenges Australian theatre to open its gates

Posted April 27, 2018 19:30:51 Photo: Ayeesha Ash, Emily Havea and Angela Sullen share their personal stories in Brown Skin Girl. (ABC News: Teresa Tan) Related Story: Are you a cult member? This new Australian play wants you to consider your answer carefully “All my life I had to fight,” …

Geoffrey Rush’s lawyers say cross-claim against Sydney Theatre Company a ‘waste of court time’

Geoffrey Rush’s lawyers say cross-claim against Sydney Theatre Company a ‘waste of court time’

Updated April 16, 2018 19:42:07 An attempt by The Daily Telegraph to claim the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) should also be liable for defaming Geoffrey Rush has been criticised as “absurd” and a “waste of the court’s time” by the actor’s lawyers. Rush is suing the paper’s publisher Nationwide News …

Australian company Sensorium take their disability-first children’s theatre to New York

Australian company Sensorium take their disability-first children’s theatre to New York

Posted April 16, 2018 04:45:19 Photo: Sensorium Theatre provides children with disabilities a rare opportunity to experience theatre on their own terms. (Supplied: Sensorium Theatre/Jessica Wyld) Audio: Changing how we experience art through the lens of disability (Life Matters) In April, the world’s first arts festival dedicated to children on …

Theatre connects migrant communities with government NDIS services

Theatre connects migrant communities with government NDIS services

Posted April 13, 2018 08:00:46 Photo: Actors Michael Kazonis and Evelyn Tsavalas both take on challenging roles. (ABC Radio Sydney: Luke Wong) An amateur theatre production about disability services might not be the typical feature on a playbill but Everlyn Tsavalas thinks the stage is the perfect way to engage …

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Posted March 31, 2018 08:25:31 Photo: Haitham Jaju and Fatem Shamaan perform at the Parents’ Cafe in Fairfield. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) A vital community hub in Sydney’s south-west that supports Iraqi and Syrian refugees is on the brink of closure with funding due to run out in the next …

Donald Trump’s China tariff plan: Is this really war or just trade policy as theatre?

Donald Trump’s China tariff plan: Is this really war or just trade policy as theatre?

Updated March 23, 2018 12:50:18 Photo: Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium earlier in March. (Supplied: Reuters/Claro Corte) In the theatre of war that is the Trump administration’s battle with China over its massive two-way trade deficit, the current emphasis is much more on theatre than …