MIAF19 Grey Rock - photo by Carlos Cardona

MIAF: Grey Rock

Written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, Grey Rock tells the story of Yusuf, a widower and amateur astronaut determined to build and fly his own rocket so he can be the first Palestinian to reach the moon. Yusuf recalls...
Ensemble Fully Committed Contessa Treffone

Fully Committed

This October, Ensemble Theatre will stage American playwright Becky Mode’s brilliant comedy, Fully Committed, which has been updated and relocated to a Sydney setting especially for this production. In a dingy basement o...
RSAT Control Christina O'Neill, Samuel Rowe, Naomi Rukavina and Dushan Philips - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Control

The idea of control informs every scene in the show, with the loss of control acting as two respective hilarious and moving bookends: We open on a spaceship out of control, mayhem on the bridge, frantic, heightened voice...
AAR MIAF19 Anthem - photo by Pia Johnson

MIAF: Anthem

At a time of recycled stories and nostalgic reboots, it isn’t a surprise that this formula has found its way to the stage. Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? Held a mirror up to a 90s era Melbourne, and indeed the rest o...
MIAF19 A Brimful of Asha - photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

MIAF: A Brimful of Asha

Theatre-maker and founder of Why Not Theatre, Ravi Jain, was born in Canada to immigrant Indian parents. While he spent time in Europe studying his craft, back in Toronto, mother Asha was conspiring to uphold tradition a...
My Best Dead Friend

My Best Dead Friend

Fresh from the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Riverside Theatres will present the Sydney premiere of the award-winning, comedy-theatre show, My Best Dead Friend, from 11 October 2019. December 1998. Dunedin, New Zealand...
MIAF19 1927 presents roots - photo by Leigh Webber

MIAF: roots

UK company 1927 blend theatre with animation, and they have a history with the Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF). They impressed audiences with Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in 2008, and The Animals ...