MJF Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin Group

A good portion of us in the front row weren’t there by accident. One year and five months ago, David Bowie released what would be his final album, Blackstar, which Donny McCaslin played on. Now, we get a chance to channe...
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

It has been nearly 55 years since Dale Wasserman adapted Ken Kesey’s classic novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into a play version that ran on Broadway. Most people of a certain age will also be able to recall...
STCSA 1984 - photo by Shane Reid

1984

In terms of staging, this iteration of 1984 has a lot in common with Melbourne Theatre Company’s recent production of Miss Julie. There, live filming and projection, from angles impossible for the audience to see themsel...
Action Hero Slap Talk

Slap Talk

Slap Talk is a dissection and examination of hyper-competitive language, the sort of bluster and taunts that are thrown around before the Big Game. It takes the pre-fight boast or pre-match threats and promises and pares...
SDC ORB Rafael Bonachela Ocho - photo by Pedro Greig AAR.jpg

Sydney Dance Company – Orb

For this program, Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela has divided the Sydney Dance Company into two separate groups of eight dancers. Bonachela has worked with one group to create a work entitled Ocho, and invited Taiwan...
Arts House Action Hero Hoke's Bluff

Hoke’s Bluff

Hoke’s Bluff isn’t just Small Town USA, it’s the Every Small Town USA. There, life isn’t centred around the Big Game, but rather around the Every Big Game. There’s noisy crowds, mascots, T-shirt cannons, cheerleaders, at...
StageArt Spring Awakening Entire Cast - photo by Belinda Strodder

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening opens with Wendla, a gentle slink on the forest floor while she sings, Mama Who Bore Me. What’s painted on the main platform of the set isn’t a representation of trees, but the shadows they cast – ...