AN ACTOR’S LIFE – JUNIOR EDITION: With Nate Sammut

By Judith Greenaway. “Kick McKinnon and Nate Sammut are currently in rehearsal for King of Pigs from Critical Stages Touring and Red Line Productions. The play opens its national tour at Glen Street Theatre on February 24. Kick and Nate are sharing the role of The Boy in a play written by Steve Rodgers and directed by Blazey Best. The two young actors will be sharing the stage with Sam Alhaje, Jason Chong, Kate Skinner, Tom Stokes and Anthony Yangoyan. As I am working backstage on the Sydney season of the play, we are able to bring readers a unique insight series.  How does a young artist prepare for a role? This week, Nate Sammut sits down with me to chat about his experience.

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AN ACTOR’S LIFE – JUNIOR EDITION: With Kick McKinnon

By Judith Greenaway. Kick McKinnon and Nate Sammut are currently in rehearsal for King of Pigs from Critical Stages Touring and Red Line Productions. The play opens its national tour at Glen Street Theatre on February 24. Kick and Nate are sharing the role of The Boy in a play written by Steve Rodgers and directed by Blazey Best. This new interview series looks behind the scenes at the life of a young performer on tour.

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Stage & Stream – Special Edition #3

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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.

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Stage & Stream – Special Edition

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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!

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Regional Touring Residency Update – Debra Keenahan and Katrina Douglas in Cowra NSW

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.

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The Rovers are back, and on your screens!

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“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.

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