MF La Boite Prize Fighter - photo by Dylan Evans

Prize Fighter

In the present, Isa is a skilled young Congolese boxer in Australia coming up on his most important fight yet. In the past, Isa is a child soldier struggling to retain a grip on his humanity, even as he is taught, urged,...
Rawcus Song for a Weary Throat - photo by Paul Dunn

Song for a Weary Throat

The trick when selling a house is sparking buyers’ imagination. If they walk into an empty house, there’s nothing to stir the creative parts of their brain. If they walk into a fully-furnished house, that same creativity...
RSAT Suddenly, Last Summer Kate Cole & Caroline Lee - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Suddenly Last Summer

The New Orleans Garden District in the steamy south of the United States, 1936. Well-off widow Ms Violet Venable is greying, and not as strong as she used to be. She and adult son Sebastian were travelling partners for m...
MIAF 2018 Layla and Majnun - photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Layla and Majnun

The famous love poem is brought to life through Azerbaijani singing and music, with Yoyo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble and the Mark Morris Dance Group from New York. The show opens with guest artists Kamila Nabiyeva and Miralam...
Melbourne Festival Flight - photo by Mihaila Bodlovic

Flight

Caroline Brothers’ novel, Hinterland, was published in 2013. It is the story of two Afghani boys, Aryan and younger brother Kabir, travelling on foot, hoping to reach safety with family in the UK. Glasgow-based com...
MF Watt Barry McGovern

Watt

Before Irish writer Samuel Beckett produced Waiting for Godot, he wrote the “novel” (to some a loose classification) Watt in bursts from 1941 to 1945. Barry McGovern has distilled the work into a 60-minute one-man show, ...
NoFitState Lexicon

Lexicon

After some years, what is now the Melbourne International Arts Festival has conditioned its patrons to expect some kind of big-budget, big-ticket fusion of circus skills and storytelling. In 2018 it’s Lexicon, a show int...
QT My Name Is Jimi - photo by Daniel Boud

My Name is Jimi

The name Jimi Bani might be familiar from his stage and screen roles (recently, ABC’s Black Comedy). You’ll learn more about him, his family, and their particular corner of the Torres Strait, through My Name is Jimi, bas...