The week ahead will be a lot more fun with a little live entertainment. Stage and Stream is back for a third special edition, our top list of streaming theatre and performing arts around Australia. revisit our mental health and wellness forum, settle in for a chuckle with the hilarious Garry Starr, or discover something new at Shopfront’s Scratch Night.
No matter where are in Australia it looks like we’re all going to need a little more love online this week. Catherin Alcorn is beaming into your lioving room this week with a lineup of genuine stars, The Listies are getting arty with Art Blast (bring the kids) and Jon Bennett’s dark biographical comedy Fire in the Meth Lab goes online.
With Sydney’s lockdown continuing, and our Melbourne mates at home with us for the next few days, we thought it was time to bring back our Stage and Stream blog to keep us entertained. In this first ever Special Edition we take a look at Rogue Projects’ You’re Not Special now screening with Australian Theatre Live, virtual gallery and classical music options, and hilarious new opera streaming out of Riverside. Plus more!
The final project of four NSW Regional Touring Residencies saw Debra Keenahan and Katrina Douglas travel to Cowra, and the town’s newly reinvigorated Cowra Civic Centre, to work on Little Things Matter. This deeply personal new stage piece extends the film of the same name, currently on display at Sydney’s MCA, into an intimate and powerful one-woman show exploring Debra’s lived experience of dwarfism. The project invited Paul Prestipino and Robert Brindley to collaborate.
“If I have to pivot any faster I’m going to displace my hip” Barbara Lowing. So, Let’s start at the beginning. Earlier this year, two fierce and very funny women were prepping for a national tour of the stage show, Rovers. This delightfully modern dramedy created just for them, about them, was set to wow audiences across ten cities in a performance Australian Stage called “theatre at its best”. And then 2020 happened.
Spring has sprung, and so have new productions to stream at home. Welcome to our regular Stage & Stream guide – our pick of streaming theatre, cabaret, podcasts and artist opportunities for the week ahead, with a focus on the best indy productions in Australia and NZ.