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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 26, 2020

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

Interview: Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart

September 19, 2013 |

Kris Stewart’s online biography is both tersely written and quite lengthy, the sure sign of a high achiever (or career criminal). Luckily for the Brisbane Powerhouse, their new(ish) artistic director is very definitely the former. Read More

The Happy Cabin breaks into comedy

September 15, 2013 |

West End’s latest alternative comedy night is a strange, promising little sapling.

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Interview with local poet: David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger

September 11, 2013 |

Local poet David Stavanger has capped a breakout year by winning the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

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Sketchpad returns for the Fringe and we have tickets!

September 6, 2013 |

Local sketch troupes The Sexy Detectives and The Complete First Season have reunited, and you should probably buy a ticket.

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The Good Doctor Calls

September 3, 2013 |

The Villanova Players, one of the city’s oldest community theatre troupes, have brought Broadway to Brisbane with their latest production by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon. Read More

Medea returns to Brisbane with a vengence

September 1, 2013 |

“Poor Medea!”, the Chorus cries. But what of poor Jason? After all, few things are quite as terrifying as a woman scorned. Read More

Envelope opens at Metro Arts

August 25, 2013 |

Envelope is a gentle theatrical experiment with a simple question: how do you know when you’re a grown up?

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Trollop presented by Queensland Theatre Company

August 18, 2013 |


It’s not a word you hear everyday. In fact I don’t think I’ve heard anyone use it directly, but the meaning is familiar.

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The EKKA Eve Social at The Tempo

August 13, 2013 |

Remember when you had to get up early for work on Wednesday?

Nope, me neither! Well, at least not this week with the generous EKKA holiday on this Wednesday.

This EKKA Eve the Tempo Hotel is hosting its massive annual … Read More

Improvisers ready for Grand Championships

August 12, 2013 |

Good news for anyone allergic to fairy floss or deep-fried hotdogs, as ImproMafia and Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre host an artsy alternative this EKKA Tuesday – Theatre Sports Grand Championships.

The annual showdown pitches Australia’s funniest improvisers against each other in … Read More

Brisbane’s Alternative Comedy Roots

August 4, 2013 |

[easyrotator]erc_14_1375418967[/easyrotator] It’s taken time – measured in false starts, empty seats, and plenty of awkward silence – but Brisbane’s next wave of alternative comedy could be upon us.

We are of course traversing some strange and risky territory with this … Read More

Slamming It!

August 3, 2013 |

Everyday Australians will soon to take to the stage at the Queensland State Library to compete in the second Brisbane heat of the 2013 Australian Poetry Slam.

“Poetry is supposed to be spoken out loud,” explains … Read More

Interviewing romantic connoisseur Nicholas K. Watson

August 2, 2013 |

Romantic literature hasn’t always enjoyed public acceptance, particularly if it features handsome stable boys on the cover and is best sold in paper bags.

Fifty Shades of Grey admittedly had its time in the sun – as did the Twilight … Read More

Brisbane a cappella has soul

July 28, 2013 |

If, like me, your knowledge of a cappella is based solely on Hollywood versions like Scrubs and Pitch Perfect, you’ll probably be surprised to know that Brisbane has it’s very own a cappella group, Soulstice Brisbane.

What … Read More