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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 18, 2019

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

Waking up to a Bran Nue Dae

October 18, 2019 |

Bran Nue Dae returns for a very special 30th anniversary season with the return of the Australian legend of stage and screen Ernie Dingo.

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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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Women in Voice Returns With Alison St Ledger

October 7, 2019 |

Women in Voice is back for another year and veteran Alison St Ledger couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the show’s return to the stage. Read More

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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Congrats on Adulting!: Tash York

October 4, 2019 |

Transitioning into adulthood is hard, just ask Tash York.

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Dying Harder than Ever: Dan Beeston

October 3, 2019 |

Everyone knows Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever made, and now everyone has the chance to attend the fateful celebrations at Nakatomi Plaza.

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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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QT Welcomes New Artistic Director, Lee Lewis

September 23, 2019 |

Next year, QT will be celebrating its 50-year milestone. Since then is has become the national home of new stories. Hitting new theatre records of audiences and growth. It has also welcomed a wider diversity in voices and stories, and a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories.

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Daniele Constance Asks Us to ‘Explain Normal’

September 23, 2019 |

It can be difficult to define what is ‘normal’ without first exiling some ideas or behaviours as “other”. One individual’s normal may be someone else’s abnormal. Daniele Constance has taken on the task of unpacking this concept in her latest dance theatre work, Explain Normal.  Read More

La Boite Announces 2020 Season

September 22, 2019 |

Yesterday afternoon Brisbane’s own La Boite Theatre Company launched their 2020 Season amid the festive backdrop of Brisbane Festival and QUT’s Theatre Republic.

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Brisbane Festival: The Bluebird Mechanicals

September 21, 2019 |

It’s a safe bet that The Bluebird Mechanicals is like no play you’ve ever seen before. Read More

Orpheus – A Modern Retelling

September 20, 2019 |

We had the chance to catch Orpheus at Brisbane Festival Wednesday night. Here’s what we thought. Read More

Reborn from Phoenix Ashes, Bitch

September 19, 2019 |

Traumatic experiences affect everyone differently. Some people break entirely, some bury their feelings, but some become reborn from the ashes.

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FIRE WALK WITH US: Twin Peaks Returns to Brisbane

September 18, 2019 |

Calling all Twin Peaks fans! Electric Moon’s Musical Director James Lees talks about bringing the iconic soundtrack to life ahead of a one-off performance of FIRE WALK WITH US on 24 November at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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