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REVIEW: Two Hearts

REVIEW: Two Hearts
Two Hearts doesn’t take us inside a new world; it takes us down a forgotten road within our lives, to a party that’s not really our scene. It takes us into many new possibilities of relationships, with the people living beside us. We hear our own words in the actors’ mouths and feel the butterflies in our stomachs. It’s an honest romance that wants to survive.

REVIEW: Charlie Pilgrim

REVIEW: Charlie Pilgrim
Kids who crave a bit of adventure, come jump into an infinitive time loop with a couple of Charlies: another charming performance written by Sam O’Sullivan, who is paving his way through theatre and film by creating and acting. He lends us this quirky and crafty play for kids, which is a part of the ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People) program involving young actors on stage. 

REVIEW: The Climbing Tree

REVIEW: The Climbing Tree
Last night I was taken to the regional city of Bathurst for the first time while watching The Climbing Tree at Riverside Theatres. It’s a place I haven’t much connection to except through mutual friends. I knew it to be cold during winter, busy during racing season and not much more. I left the show feeling like I understood the social climate of the place from a young person’s perspective, and in admiration of its rich history.

REVIEW: Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue

REVIEW: Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue
Yellow Yellow Sometimes BlueReviewed by Brianna McCarthy Last night I was able to see Q Theatre’s new work Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue, an aromat...

POEM: Forever & Ever

POEM: Forever & Ever
Recently, our Playwave Creative Quang Mai went to see Forever & Ever by Sydney Dance Company. He wrote a poem structured on the stories that he personally got from this double bill featureing Rafael Bonachela’s award-winning Frame of Mind and a brand new work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Antony Hamilton called Forever & Ever.

FEATURE: Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art

FEATURE: Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Okay look, I get it. Experimental art can be… challenging. Personally I love the stuff, but who hasn’t looked at something deemed “experimental” and just thought… what?

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ang Collins, Blueberry Play

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ang Collins, Blueberry Play

“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. 

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: MAGGIE STONE

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: MAGGIE STONE
Maggie Stone is a play that speaks directly to the white Australian audience and engages courageously with the political and societal debates we are currently having. It takes advantage of the communicative and change making power of the theatre and truly deserves to have been produced on such a wide scale. Dealing with Australian attitudes towards refugees, the assumptions made and the nature of charity, this show surprised me with its motivation to make change and explicit engagement with the community it faces.

LOCAL GEM: Want of Peace aka. Grant Rutups

LOCAL GEM: Want of Peace aka. Grant Rutups
Every now and then a Playwave Creative will write a feature about a local creative that they admire. Recently, Lara Franzi sat down with musician Want of Peace (aka. Grant Rutups) to discuss his latest release 'Spaceman'.

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: KLUB KOORI

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: KLUB KOORI
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been willing to spend my money on live music. Whether it’s a band you love, a free event in a park, or an event that simply looks cool, sometimes we all just crave a good, sweaty boogie. There's truly nothing better than sharing an ephemeral moment, with good tunes; friends and strangers alike.

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: ROOMBA NATION

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: ROOMBA NATION

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.

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: IMPENDING EVERYONE

PLAYWAVE CREATIVE REVIEW: IMPENDING EVERYONE

‘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.’

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