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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 12, 2020

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AboutRegina Staier, Author at The Creative Issue

Regina Staier

Regina Staier

I see myself in history as a spectator in Ancient Rome throwing tomatoes at a stage after a rotten performance. I am a critical observer with a persistent need to dissect and externalise what I read or see or feel through writing about it. Writing for The Creative Issue I will seek out the small suburban theatres, fascinate you with behind the scenes insight, attend the popular and unpopular events big or small, eisteddfods even, speak to writers, actors, choristers and acrobats hoping to inspire readers of The Creative Issue to take full advantage of Brisbane's creative culture. As audience member or stage performer. It is your story too.

Posts By Regina Staier

Interview: Paul Lewis, the ‘poetic pianist’

September 8, 2015 |

Paul Lewis does not want you to think you just heard some bloke playing the piano after hearing him play this coming Wednesday, in QPAC’s Concert Hall. Read More

Review: Dracula (2015)

August 29, 2015 |

Is there room for another Dracula adaptation that still has some bite left? We paid a visit to QPAC to find out…

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Interview: Peter Wilson The Mime Guy on “Finding Love”

August 26, 2015 |

What does a mime say when he meets Marcel Marceau?  Not a lot.

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Reflections on Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015

August 23, 2015 |

2015 sees its fair share of politicians stepping into the fray at the renowned Byron Bay Writers Festival. Read our thoughts on this – and the top 5 books we picked up at the festival.


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Interview: Ian Stenlake is Smoky Dawson

August 22, 2015 |

It is a long way from Ian Stenlake’s home town Barcaldine, to anywhere.   Read More

Review: I Fagiolini

August 17, 2015 |

I Fagiolini is no ordinary voice ensemble – sitting in on a masterclass left us breathless. Find out why:


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Music by the Sea presents oud player Joseph Tawadros

August 14, 2015 |

It might be surprising to hear that one of Australia’s leading musicians is oud (pronounced ud) player, Joseph Tawadros; every album made by Joseph Tawadros gets nominated for an ARIA, his last two winning it. Read More

Dylan Moran: Off The Hook

August 12, 2015 |

Dylan Moran, comedian, author, artist, father, husband, currently on tour for Off the Hook has changed – a bit. Read More

Review: QAGOMA Cult Japan, My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

August 6, 2015 |

My Neighbour Totoro, 1988 

Rated G

It is inconceivable to hold an event in honour of Japanese cinema without showcasing the works of Hayao Miyazaki. Out of all the Japanese directors, Miyazaki is most loved and of his films, My Neighbour Totoro the most beloved.  Read More

Interview with I Fagiolini soprano, Kirsty Hopkins

August 4, 2015 |

I Fagiolini (pronounced Ee fah-joe-LEE-nee) is a side dish you accidentally ordered at an Italian restaurant, meaning instead to say fragoline (dessert). Read More

Review: The Untouchable Juli

August 3, 2015 |

Reading the book before the film or theatre adaptation has many critical advantages. Read More

Review: Scandinavian Film Festival, Paris of the North (2014)

July 29, 2015 |

As far as boring lives go, Hugi in The Paris of the North, is living one of the most painful. To compare this place to Paris is having a lend of your good humour. Read More

Review: Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

July 24, 2015 |

For those who know – parents, grandparents, entertainers – children do not suffer boredom quietly. Something Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, a Shake and Stir co-production with La Boite from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, understands. Read More

A chat with Sharyn Henry, Director of Elysium Theatre

July 24, 2015 |

If you travel to Sandgate you will likely come to a confusing triangular shaped roundabout that leads to Sandgate Town Hall. Sharyn Henry, actor and theatre director who founded Elysium Theatre in 1999 sometimes hosts professional theatrical performances at this hall. The sharing of a public place means that at times, rehearsals take place outdoors, as in the case of A Chip in the Sugar starring local actor Toby Chittenden that Sharyn directed earlier this year. She says simply, she decided to start a theatre “to offer different facets or genres of theatre,” to her community. Read More