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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 6, 2020

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AboutKatherine Sullivan, Author at The Creative Issue

Katherine Sullivan

Katherine Sullivan

I found my favourite place to be when I was five years old. Sure, most people would probably say the beach or a theme park. However, I was at home being squished between two people in a darkened theatre watching the magic of the stage come to life. This is why my goal is to uncover the very best of the performing arts world that Brisbane has to offer. From reviews to interviews, I will provide you with your very own backstage pass.

Posts By Katherine Sullivan

Her Busiest Year Yet! An Interview with Singing Sensation Christine Anu

February 26, 2016 |

Christine Anu is arguably Australia’s most successful indigenous performer and one of Australia’s most popular recording artists, backed by an award-winning repertoire spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment.

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Our Top Three Australian Films from Flickerfest

February 16, 2016 |

Australia’s leading short film festival, Flickerfest, returned to Brisbane over three fantastic nights.

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Queensland Theatre Company Kicks Off Their 2016 Season

February 8, 2016 |

Following the critically acclaimed Ladies in Black, which closed the Queensland Theatre Company’s 2015 season, Ronald Harwood’s Quartet opens their 2016 season. Unfortunately, the production lacks the magic that the company usually bring to the stage.

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Breaking Gender Stereotypes with Jessica McKerlie

February 6, 2016 |

Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates and an array of costumes that traverse gender stereotypes, Crowtown’s Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasboard of original music, burlesque and poetry. Gender Spanner is part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s 2016 Melt Festival and we spoke to Jessica about the creation of this bold and original show.

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Carl Barron continues his sell-out run at QPAC this June

February 1, 2016 |

After making over 300,000 Australians laugh on his last tour and taking a year off to star in his first feature film, Carl Barron returns to the stage with his brand new show. If previous record is anything to go by, it is strongly advised to grab your tickets early!

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Wax Lyrical Productions’ Brisbane Debut with Carrie The Musical

January 25, 2016 |

Stephen King’s iconic novel takes to the stage as a musical production this month at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Lawrence Leung On (Not) Knowing

January 16, 2016 |

From tackling the Rubik’s Cube to investigating the claims of so-called psychics and ghost hunters in his documentary series Unbelievable (ABC1), Lawrence  Leung has always been driven by curiosity. But the conclusion and answers aren’t the best part of tackling the unknown – it’s in the figuring out.

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Teen Angst has a Body Count in Heathers the Musical

January 12, 2016 |

Heathers The Musical kicks off what will hopefully be another stellar year for Australian musical theatre. Grab your best friends, scrunches and a large glass of champagne and settle down for an evening of high-school bitchiness and bloodshed. It’s a combination to die for.

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Be Challenged by The Mad and Ugly Show

December 22, 2015 |

Leave your inhibitions, good taste and sense of outrage at the door, Cocoloco are here from London to provocatively party with you.

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I Want to Know What Love Is – A Production Inspired By You

December 21, 2015 |

Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking.  I Want To Know What Love will take you on a dizzying ride through love’s collision course.

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Pulpshow – Welcome to Terror Australis

December 13, 2015 |

After a long stint in Las Vegas, local performance artist Leah Shelton is back in Brisvegas with her new production Pulpshow. The show doesn’t just push boundaries, it annihilates them.

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Audience Interaction at its finest with Dani Cabs

December 6, 2015 |

Performed by Daniel Cabrera and presented by Kate McDowell as part of the Wonderland Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Who is Dani Cabs showcased all of his talents (self-admittedly there’s not many).

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A Raw Tale from a Chinese Karaoke Bar

December 6, 2015 |

Ma Ma Ma Mad is a powerful play based on writer and performer Merlynn Tong’s life. It follows her childhood in Singapore and explores death and suicide, sex and sexual awakening, family and culture.

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Meet Leah Shelton – The cabaret chameleon fronting Pulpshow

December 4, 2015 |

Leah Shelton is an Australian performance maker, choreographer, and chameleon with a passion for the surreal, the subversive, and the absurd.  After a nine month stint in an acclaimed variety show in Las Vegas, Leah is back with Pulpshow, a new physical comedy for Brisbane Powerhouse’s 2015 Wonderland Festival.

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