A fierce lyricist and sophisticated composer, Sondheim is responsible for some of musical theatre’s most iconic productions.
In 2011, I established a Sondheim repertory theatre company. I didn’t expect his death to hit me as hard as it has.
One of Sondheim’s greatest achievements was his ability to write women that actors want to play. His works have singularly elevated the Broadway diva – of all ages.
Zadie Smith’s first play delivers on what women want.
Kip Williams’ modern telling of Julius Caesar asks us to consider just how political stories are told, re-told, and told again.
Up to the mid-18th century, audience members could actually sit on stage alongside the performers.
The bard’s plays were not always so readily available. It took a handful of savvy publishers to see the potential in publishing his plays.
Theatre companies who experimented with outside performances during the pandemic should not abandon them.
Black British women have been staging plays in recent years about Britain’s role in slavery, a history the country is too eager to forget.
The end of the pandemic may be in sight. The pain for Australia’s theatre sector is only just beginning.
Set at a long, beery election night party, David Williamson’s classic play is laced with unfinished sexual encounters, fist fights and drunken accusations. It feels remarkably fresh today.
Beyond creativity and thinking skills, arts education will help you enhance your communication and expressive skills, as well as boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
As COVID restrictions ease, Ian McKellen’s take on Hamlet reminds us of how theatres dealt with similar situations during the bard’s time.
Theatre and performing arts practitioners, organizations and educators in Victoria and Regina are partnering to create opportunities for BIPOC artists and cultural administrators.
The renowned playwright saw theatre as a link to the wider community - and ultimately our common humanity.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
5 ways to support safe live performance re-openings as we emerge from COVID-19.
Samuel Beckett’s first play was once most notorious for the audible yawns, walkouts (and fights) during interval. But it is a play of great insight into the condition of waiting.
The founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company has written a book gleaning leadership wisdom from the bard. But figures such as Richard III and Julius Caesar are hardly ones to emulate.
Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has taken aim at what he calls a ‘cosy club’ of arts elites. But his claim of ‘unprecedented’ arts funding and a push for greater fairness don’t add up.