“I wrote a really terrible play in Year 12.”
Playwright Ang Collins has not revisited this play since its conception.
“I’m pretty sure it would burn my eyes, but you have to start somewhere!”
Today, Ang is an artist wearing many creative hats, along with an eye-catching combination of pastel pink and blue. Predominately a playwright, she is also a producer, dramaturg and currently working in arts administration at Griffin Theatre Company.
I never thought I’d find needlessly exaggerated accents funny, let alone hilarious. But somehow the Nordic theme of Roomba Nation really touched that part of my brain that compels me to laugh, and I spent a lot of this show laughing.
Roomba Nation is a hilarious romp through the exciting world of inadvertent medical corruption. It touches on concepts of egocentric medical practices and blurs the line between alternative and respected medicine.
‘This cannot be stopped; your history is impending.’
Today, very few parts of our daily lives aren’t on record. We voluntarily give ourselves to Facebook, our private messages are stored, and Google knows just a little too much about us. It’s no secret the Internet watches our every move, and generally we don’t seemed too phased by this erosion of privacy, because 'that’s just the way it is.’
Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Two figures ingrained in our history, separated by a generation, yet deeply connected by their passion, drive and beliefs. Or are they?
Dresden delves into the stark similarities and differences between Wager and Hitler to showcase the power of art and passion, and the way it can change lives, even if it’s not for the better...
“Couture is more than a piece of clothing. It's an expression. It's art.”
Recognised for her luxurious fabrics, intricate embroidery, use of gold thread and jewels, Chinese designer, Guo Pei calls herself one of the slowest designers in the world. With pieces taking between five-thousand and fifty-thousand hours to make and weighing up to 50kg, Guo’s spectacular works of art have gained global recognition, even naming her one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2016.
“Stories remain in our hearts even after all else is gone.”
Adapted from Deborah Ellis’ 2000 Young Adult novel of the same name, the film follows 11-year-old Parvana (brilliantly voiced by Canadian newcomer Saara Chaudry) as she navigates life within the oppressive Taliban-era Afghanistan. In a society where women are prohibited to be outside without a male family member, Parvana quickly grows to understand the misogyny and chauvinism that pervades the world around her, forcing her to mature far beyond her years.
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