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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 19, 2019

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AboutKaylee Randall, Author at The Creative Issue

Kaylee Randall

Kaylee Randall

Originally from the U.S., I’m an ex-professional dancer and unexpectedly-professional writer. I've performed at theme parks, on cruise ships, and in Las Vegas before landing in Australia and blending my dance experience with my writing chops has been a welcome challenge. Plus, working from home has its perks. As a pair of fresh eyes on the Brisbane art scene, I’m excited to see what this creative city has to offer.

Posts By Kaylee Randall

OQ and Circa are fearless: Orpheus and Eurydice is a must-see

October 30, 2019 |

As you make your way into the theatre, an image of two large hands in black and white appear on the curtains. They grasp for one another but slip away after a brief touch. It sets the tone for what is to come. Hope, love, loss. 

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Neighbours become storytellers in Open Homes

October 11, 2019 |

Getting to know your neighbours takes new form with Open Homes presented by La Boite, Backbone, and Jeffrey Tan. From 25 October to 1 November, Brisbanites are welcoming audiences into their homes for authentic storytelling and genuine connection. 

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OQ and Circa blend circus with opera this October

October 4, 2019 |


It’s true that opera is often seen as conservative and old-fashioned. Even powerhouse opera countertenor
Owen Willets agrees that elitism sometimes reigns supreme across the genre. However, he also attests to the cutting edge nature of opera, stating that it’s always been on the cusp of what’s new.

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Aussie Dancer on Ship Life, Dance Training, Career Moves

September 24, 2019 |

Brooke Barlow sums up her ship life experience as “hard to explain” and if you know anyone who’s lived and worked on a cruise ship, you’ve probably heard the same thing.

Barlow is a dancer from Perth who took to the high seas with Celebrity Cruises, so far completing five contracts as dance captain with the luxury line and currently wrapping up rehearsals for her sixth. 

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Bianca MacKail gets personal in upcoming circus show

September 14, 2019 |

Currently touring the Western Queensland outback, Bianca MacKail is taking in the sights and sounds – or better yet, the lack thereof.

As she gears up for her next Brisbane show Under My Eye, part of the Wonderland Festival opening on 28 November, having the chance to get in touch with nature is grounding for the circus performer where things can often feel like an illusion.

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Women of Woodstock celebrates the famous festival 50 years on

July 14, 2019 |

Woodstock, arguably the most famous and prolific music festival of all time, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Well-known for changing the world of music and art, what you may not know is that only four women ever graced the Woodstock stage.

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Lisa O’Neill on directing Love and Information coming to Metro Arts

July 5, 2019 |

Born from an era of ever-connectedness, Metro Arts welcomes Love and Information by esteemed playwright Caryl Churchill from 31 July – 10 August.

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Review: OQ presents timeless themes to modern audiences in Tosca

June 17, 2019 |

QPAC’s Lyric Theatre was packed with well-dressed friends of the opera on Thursday to experience Tosca, the latest presentation by Opera Queensland.

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La Silhouette’s Daniel Gough immerses audiences into queer Brisbane

June 3, 2019 |

Taking you through Brisbane’s rich history of queerness as you’re ushered into the world of La Silhouette, artistic director Daniel Gough is helping you reach out and touch the incredible stories of our LGBTIQ+ community at the MELT Festival from 27-30 June.

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Opera Queensland puts drama on display in Tosca this June

May 23, 2019 |

First performed in 1900, Opera Queensland (OQ) is bringing Tosca to Brisbane, presenting themes just as important today as they were 120 years ago.

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Review: The Dinner Party is a Feast of Contemporary Dance

May 12, 2019 |

Nestled in the quieter part of QPAC during the hustle and bustle for Book of Mormon, a feast of contemporary dance was taking place at the intimate Cremorne Theatre.

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Rock n Roll at Queensland Theatre with Barbara and the Camp Dogs

May 1, 2019 |

Coming to Brisbane for its second life, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is bringing rock n roll to Queensland Theatre in a celebration of First Nations women, hard family truths, and poignant commentary on the state of today’s music industry. Read More

Step inside the world of Oscar Wilde with The Young Prince

April 25, 2019 |

Presented by Adelaide-based theatre company Slingsby, The Young Prince bursts from the imagination of Oscar Wilde to the Brisbane stage at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre from 23 to 27 July.

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EDC’s Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth On The Dinner Party

April 24, 2019 |

Expressions Dance Company brings a whole new meaning to your average dinner party. Read More