Backstage

Bryce Ives & Nate Gilkes | PRESENT TENSE

Introducing Bryce Ives and Nate Gilkes, co-creators of Present Tense. Theatre Works friends will recognise these two as the team that brought you the delightful Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert back in 2013. This November, Present Tense return to Theatre Works to present RICERCAR an epic 21st century operatic event inspired by the music of […]

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Interview with Morgan Rose | Playwright Virgins & Cowboys

Morgan Rose is a theatre artist orginally from New Orleans. As an actor, she also has a background in Suzuki Actor Training, The Viewpoints, Composition, Slow Tempo and Butoh. She has studied with SITI Company (NYC, USA), Pacific Performance Project (Seattle, USA), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Australia), and Dairakudakan (Hakuba, Japan). So with […]

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Interview with Chi Vu | Playwright The Dead Twin

Opening tonight is Chi Vu’s production of The Dead Twin at Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of our FLIGHT Festival. Departing from a secret location in Footscray, The Dead Twin is an immersive, site specific work that explores the horror genre. Chi Vu is a Vietnamese-born writer, director and performer. She is a writer […]

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Interview with Patrick McCarthy | Playwright Grief and the Lullaby

This week marks the opening of three new plays as part of FLIGHT Festival of New Writing. First up we have Patrick McCarthy’s Grief and the Lullaby. Patrick directed Tom Holloway’s Love Me Tender at Theatre Works back in 2013.  Prior to this, his co-direction of author/ illustrator Shaun Tan’s The Arrival saw his team […]

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Interview with Fleur Kilpatrick | Playwright Yours The Face

Introducing writer Fleur Kilpatrick. In 2014 Fleur completed a dramaturgy internship with Melbourne Theatre Company and received Best Emerging Writer, Melbourne Fringe for The City That Burned. As well as a playwright, Fleur is a passionate director and arts commentator, presenting regularly on RRR’s Smart Arts and contibuting to Dancehouse Diaries, Archer Magazine and the […]

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Interview with Bridget Mackey | Playwright Kindness

This July-August, some of Australia’s most innovative emerging playwrights will premiere at Theatre Works as part of FLIGHT Festival of New Writing. A new initiative, developed in partnership with The Victorian College of the Arts, FLIGHT is a mini- season of Australian works by writers who have completed the VCA Masters In Writing For Performance, […]

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Interview with Joe Lui | Creator of Letters Home

Introducing Joe Lui. Theatre Director and founder of Renegade Productions. Also Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Technician, Venue Manager and pretty much all round hero of the Perth arts scene. In fact, Joe has worked with almost every major WA theatre company and is a member of Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group. But […]

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Jamie’s Kitchen… Jamie Lewis that is!

As Jamie gets ready to premiere Saltwater at Theatre Works next month, she shares with Blog readers her favourite recipe from the show… “This weekend is when I take a step back, let the team go about finishing their sourcing, building, painting, and paperwork – while I hang back in the kitchen, and cook. Yes, […]

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Interview with Jamie Lewis | Creator, Saltwater

Meet Jamie Lewis. Creator of Saltwater, opening at Theatre Works next month. Jamie is a performance maker originally from Singapore. A graduate of the LASALLE College of the Arts and the Victorian College of the Arts, Jamie creates and performs experimental and contemporary intercultural work. In 2012 she was a co-creator with Dan Koop & […]

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