Stage & Stream – Special Edition #2

Ok, so while things are looking better it looks like we’re all going to need a little more love online this week. Stage and Stream is back (again) with hot list of streaming theatre and performing arts around Australia.

Richard Higgins is a Listie. The sculpture is not.

ARTBLAST / MAKE YOU LOL
The Listies

Join The Listies on a surprisingly silly journey through the world of art! Boffin Rich supplies the arts and art noob Matt brings the farts. Together they blast their way on a mind-bending journey to the gallery and beyond! PLUS catch their show The Listies Make You Lol on Vimeo!

Artblast : www.iview.abc.net.au/show/art-blast
Make You Lol : www.vimeo.com/ondemand/makeyoulol/383403521

Jon Bennett

FIRE IN THE METH LAB
Jon Bennett

Saskatoon Fringe presents Australian storyteller Jon Bennett and the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming reflection. If you caught Jon’s piece for Come To Where I Am Australia you’ll already know it will be wild, and surprising, ride.


DIGITAL – Jon Bennett: Fire in the Meth Lab (Directors Cut)

Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES
Melbourne Theatre Company

In this Australian premiere production, Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena embody Hannah Moscovitch’s whipsmart #MeToo-era take on the archetypal student–teacher romance. Only two more nights to stream this limited release!

On-Demand until 27th July
www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/whats-on/mtc-digital-theatre/sexual-misconduct-of-the-middle-classes

Mama Alto for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

MAMA ALTO – SONGS FOR A WINTER EVENING
Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Melbourne’s DCH has lot’s to choose from including Mama Alto, the jazz cabaret diva with the velvet vocals, who will present the premiere performance of her lush interpretations of folk songs and old favourites – accompanied by Cadence Belperio on piano. While you’re there bookmark the Standing With Sydney concert on July 30th with Catherin Alcorn.

8:30pm, Wednesday 21st July
www.melbournedigitalconcerthall.com

A female dancer dressed in a long-sleeve black costume is raised above the arms of a group of dancers, her arms outstretched.

Yilin Kong in Archives of Humanity

ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY
Perth Festival and Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia

A living and emotive meditation on human existence from WA’s dance innovators,  exploring the ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis. Eden Mulholland’s stunning score and Bruce McKinven’s remarkable set design make this a real feast for fans of contemporary dance.

On-Demand until August 15
www.perthfestival.com.au

The cast of Chop Chef. Image: David Hooley

CHOP CHEF
Riverside Theatres

A dark, satirical comedy where six contestants from around Australia enter the cooking battlefield of a fictional reality television series Chop Chef. Faced with unusual and extreme cooking challenges, Kitty, Tom, Andy, Victoria, Kale and Renée must compete to remain alive in the game and avoid facing the chop – literally.

On-Demand until July 25
Chop Chef – On Demand » Riverside Parramatta

Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

OUTLINES
Sydney Opera House

Outlines is a digital season of video works that showcase boundary-pushing artists, featuring four digital works from around the world, including two original SOH commissions by Soft Centre x Serwah Attafuah and Omelia.

On-Demand
www.sydneyoperahouse.com

THE SCREENING ROOM

Don’t forget that you’re only a click away from the Screening Room – our online home for independent digital theatre experiences. Get re-acquainted with the 16 stories in Come to Where I Am Australia, fall in love with a farming family in Jane Bodie’s Lamb featuring music by Mark Seymour, watch the latest Rovers Web Series episodes, or settle in for new scenes and stories from some of Australia’s leading playwrights.

Free to Join. Free to Watch for a limited time.
www.criticalstages.com.au/screening-room

Stage & Stream – Special Edition

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.

A man lies on a bed his head propped up by one hand while the other holds a mobile phone. He is filming a woman who kneels above him. She is wearing blue jeans and a white tee.

Kate Skinner and Arkia Ashraf in You’re Not Special. Image: Australian Theatre Live

YOU’RE NOT SPECIAL
Australian Theatre Live
Earlier this year, Aus Theatre Live teamed up with Rogue Projects and Critical Stages Touring to capture Sam O’Sullivan’s You’re Not Special at Sydney’s Kings Cross Theatre. The first ever local independent production to be captured by the platform launches on the site this week, and to celebrate they’re hosting a free watch party on Facebook, followed by a Q&A with some of the creatives behind the work.

7:00pm Wednesday 21st July
Facebook Live  – www.facebook.com/events/177638301011774

WATA on MSO.Live Image: Laura Manariti

WATA
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

One of Australia’s most respected musical figures, multi ARIA-award winning jazz composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky, brings together David Yipininy Wilfred, the traditional djunggayi (manager) of manikay on the country of Nyilipidgi, and his brother Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred for this powerful performance of Wata celebrating the world’s oldest living culture.

On-Demand
MSO.Live – www.watch.mso.live/detail/videos/mso-concerts/video/6254515938001

Hilma af Klint, Group IX/SUW, The Swan No.1 1914–15. Photo: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

REVELATIONS: HILMA AF KLINT
Art Gallery of NSW

A live online program of talks and discussion about Hilma af Klint, the visionary Swedish artist whose work has challenged and brought new light to the history of modern art. This program of talks and discussions will examine af Klint’s revelations of spirit as they appeared in her art and writing. What made af Klint so revolutionary, both as an artist and a mystic? And now, over a century later, how are we to understand them?

3pm to 5pm, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd July
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/events/revelations-hilma-af-klint/

Mama Alto for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

MAMA ALTO – SONGS FOR A WINTER EVENING
Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Melbourne’s DCH has lot’s to choose from including Mama Alto, the jazz cabaret diva with the velvet vocals, who will present the premiere performance of her lush interpretations of folk songs and old favourites – accompanied by Cadence Belperio on piano. While you’re there bookmark the Standing With Sydney concert on July 30th with Catherin Alcorn.

8:30pm, Wednesday 21st July
www.melbournedigitalconcerthall.com

A female dancer dressed in a long-sleeve black costume is raised above the arms of a group of dancers, her arms outstretched.

Yilin Kong in Archives of Humanity

ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY
Perth Festival and Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia

A living and emotive meditation on human existence from WA’s dance innovators,  exploring the ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis. Eden Mulholland’s stunning score and Bruce McKinven’s remarkable set design make this a real feast for fans of contemporary dance.

On-Demand until August 15
www.perthfestival.com.au

The cast of Chop Chef. Image: David Hooley

CHOP CHEF
Riverside Theatres

A dark, satirical comedy where six contestants from around Australia enter the cooking battlefield of a fictional reality television series Chop Chef. Faced with unusual and extreme cooking challenges, Kitty, Tom, Andy, Victoria, Kale and Renée must compete to remain alive in the game and avoid facing the chop – literally.

On-Demand until July 25
Chop Chef – On Demand » Riverside Parramatta

Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

OUTLINES
Sydney Opera House

Outlines is a digital season of video works that showcase boundary-pushing artists, featuring four digital works from around the world, including two original SOH commissions by Soft Centre x Serwah Attafuah and Omelia.

On-Demand
www.sydneyoperahouse.com

THE SCREENING ROOM

Don’t forget that you’re only a click away from the Screening Room – our online home for independent digital theatre experiences. Get re-acquainted with the 16 stories in Come to Where I Am Australia, fall in love with a farming family in Jane Bodie’s Lamb featuring music by Mark Seymour, watch the latest Rovers Web Series episodes, or settle in for new scenes and stories from some of Australia’s leading playwrights.

Free to Join. Free to Watch for a limited time.
www.criticalstages.com.au/screening-room

The Rovers are back, and on your screens!

Two women in their mid-50's wear fur shawls and hold timber cut-outs of pistols across themselves. They look determined and brave.

“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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