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Queensland Theatre’s free live reading of Miracles at Cookie’s Table

Queensland Theatre’s free online series Play Club continues on Tuesday, June 2 at 7.30pm with the live reading of The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table by Wesley Enoch, directed by QT’s Isaac Drandic. Featuring stage stars Guy Simon (Black Diggers, First Love is the Revolution), Ursula Yovich (Barbara and the Camp Dogs, Mother Courage and Her Children, Mystery Road) and Roxanne McDonald (Head Full of Love, From Darkness), The Story of the Miracle at Cookie's Table is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together. This moving and funny work, set within an Indigenous Stradbroke Island family, is a universal love story about t

Ensemble Theatre conversations with Wesley Enoch for National Reconciliation Week

Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre has announced the latest Ensemble Conversations for people to stay connected to the theatre. This week you can hear Wesley Enoch (pictured). To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, Sydney Festival Artistic Director and director of Black Cockatoo Wesley Enoch AM joins Ensemble Conversations to mark this important week. As a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man, Wesley will chat about what reconciliation means to him and how theatre plays an important part in sharing these significant cultural stories. Led by Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry, each week people can tune in on Facebook for Ensemble Theatre’s latest news and a glimpse behind the scenes. En

Sydney Theatre Company’s live reading of No Pay? No Way!

Photo: Prudence Upton Sydney Theatre Company's next phase of Sydney Theatre Company Virtual is a live reading of Marieke Hardy’s adaptation of Dario Fo’s political farce No Pay? No Way! The play delighted audiences during its world premiere season at the Sydney Opera House in February/March before the season was cut short due to the public health crisis. Streaming live from each of their homes, the cast and crew will reunite to perform a full reading of the play. Directed by Sarah Giles, starring Helen Thomson, Catherine Văn-Davies, Glenn Hazeldine, Rahel Romahn and Aaron Tsindos, Time Out called the production "A ferociously funny piece of political theatre... blessed with a first-rate cast

Charity monologue-athon pitting performers against the clock

The Monologue-athon: The Ultimate Actor Challenge, in association with Mashed Theatre Inc. (MTi) is a 24-hour, livestreamed, interactive event being held on the 30 May They’re engaging a multitude of actors across the globe to prepare, process, and perform a Shakespearean monologue against the clock, giving the viewers a unique insight into their process, and with some even benefiting from some high profile actors and directors in Australia and the UK including Costa Georgiadas (Gold Logie For Best Presenter 2019, Gardening Australia), Elaine Crombie (Nowhere Boys, Top End Wedding), Gerry Connolly (actor/comedian), Helen Dallimore (Here come the Habibs/Glinda – Wicked, West End), Tina Bursil

National Indigenous Music Awards: date and TV partner

The National Indigenous Music Awards, Australia’s biggest virtual celebration of Australian First Nations talent will be seen on August 8 across TV, radio and online, ensuring that Australians from Cape York to Cockle Creek to Carnarvon and everywhere in between can join in. Host TV broadcaster NITV will join with radio and online partners to create a unique presentation live from Darwin, Larrakia Country and locations across Australia, with iconic artist performances both at home and on-country and of course the presentation of 2020’s NIMAs acknowledging success and excellence from across the community. Viewers will be encouraged to join in on social media and will contribute to the event

University of Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra partnership to play on

An important music partnership will continue throughout 2020, as a reflection of commitment to educating Queensland’s musicians of tomorrow. The partnership between The University of Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra has been confirmed to continue throughout 2020. 2020 marks the fifth year of the QSO-UQ partnership in the music and educational space. This year, the program involves almost 130 students, and over the past five years some 550 students have benefited. Queensland Symphony Orchestra Chief Executive Craig Whitehead said despite the challenges of 2020, he was thrilled to announce the continuation of this very important partnership. “2020 has presented significant challeng

Opera Queensland on firm foundation to endure Covid-19 challenges

A strong foundation of work in 2019 has placed Opera Queensland in a strong position to meet the demanding economic and social conditions predicted to follow the COVID-19 pandemic. Artistic Director & CEO Patrick Nolan (pictured) said Opera Queensland’s success in 2019 was built upon a creative program that enabled new possibilities and much needed change. “Everything we do at Opera Queensland celebrates and interrogates the extraordinary energy that creates opera,” Mr Nolan said. “Last year we pushed the boundaries of performance in a variety of ways, typified by Project AR-ia, a ground-breaking partnership with Google’s Creative Lab to develop a prototype app using Augmented Reality to pre

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