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Brisbane Festival: Bedtime Stories

September 20, 2019 |

Who among us is not beguiled by secrets, entranced by stories and intrigued by mystery? Who among us would not lean in with curiosity at a crack of thunder and the words, ‘It was a dark and lonesome night…’ Read More

Class is in Session; talking School of Rock with Nadia Komazec

July 18, 2019 |

Odds are if you were born in the nineties, Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song will always bring to mind Jack Black rocking out in the cult-classic movie School of Rock. Now is your chance to live that nostalgic dream the smash hit stage show adaption is crashing into Brisbane this month. We sat down with lead actress Nadia Komazec to talk about the show, theatre for youngsters, and the subtleties of her character Patty Di Marco.

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames: making a stand for women

August 13, 2018 |

In the wake of worldwide Women’s Marches, Lysa, Tania Vukicevic, returns home to the small, backward town she grew up in, ready to make a stand of her own. Read More

Jasper Jones: You Just Got to Get Brave

August 4, 2018 |

The unthinkable happens in the small Australian bush town of Corrigan when a girl dies, a young man is blamed without a second thought, and secrets beg to be revealed. Read More

Christen O’Leary: On acting, mentoring and La Boite’s production of Blackrock

July 19, 2017 |

The Creative Issue had the pleasure of speaking with Christen O’Leary in the lead up to the La Boite & QUT Creative Industries production of Nick Enright’s, Blackrock.

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We Were Tomorrow: Interview with Madeleine Kennedy and Amie Casey

December 14, 2016 |

Forget yesterday, forget today, and look towards tomorrow, because in 2017 the Australian sci-fi series “We Were Tomorrow” will be hitting your screens. Read More

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENTS: WONDERLAND 2016

November 18, 2016 |

This November the Brisbane Powerhouse will become home to your deepest fantasies and delights, intoxicating thoughts, and pure creative wonders. Step down the rabbit hole, and welcome to the debaucherous end-of-year carnival, Wonderland.  Read More

Review: We May Have To Choose

September 22, 2016 |

You do not speak, you listen. You sit quietly in a dark small room, and in just forty-five minutes you are delivered 621 worldly opinions from one woman, Emma Hall. With this; you are shocked, brought to tears, laughing, and all the while you’re thinking; because some day you may to have to choose.  Read More

360 and Martin McKenna’s spin on the Real World

June 15, 2016 |

It’s Thursday afternoon, finally a little warm at the Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley, and I’m thrilled to be sitting down with two guys for whom I have a lot of respect. Director/writer Martin McKenna and Matt Colwell are in Brisbane to showcase their debut foray into the realm of feature films: Is This The Real World.

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Surprise Kiwi gem Hunt for The Wilderpeople

May 29, 2016 |

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best films that will be released this year. Read More

All Mirth and No Matter: QTC’s Delightful Much Ado About Nothing

May 13, 2016 |

Shakespeare’s OG rom-com Much Ado About Nothing from the Queensland Theatre Company is two hours of laugh out loud (and sometimes quietly, to yourself, because the comedic interpretation is just so scandalous) fun.

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The Full Experience: Boggo Road Gaol Hosts Prison Themed Mini-Film Festival

April 14, 2016 |

Art galleries screen art house films so why can’t prisons screen prison based films?

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Spanish Film Festival Review: Truman

April 7, 2016 |

This year’s Spanish Film Festival features Truman, a tragicomedy already making waves overseas with a slew of awards including Goya’s (think Spanish Oscars) Best Film, Best Director (Cesc Gay), Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay (Tomas Aragay, Cesc Gay).
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Wondered: New Depths for Classic Characters

March 28, 2016 |

Wondered itself is a 45 minute long riddle, and you won’t find out the answer until the very end. Playwright and director Elodie Boal has woven together gunshot dialogue and dynamic physicality to craft an entertaining, clever and adventurous production. Read More