Critical Stages Touring During a Critical Time

As you are no doubt aware the performing arts sector has been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis, and Critical Stages Touring has had to make sudden and necessary changes. Our touring plans for the year virtually disappeared overnight with theatres closed and all travel around the country suspended. This has obviously impacted our artists hardest, both creatively and financially….

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Stage&Stream – Weekly Streaming Theatre Links – March 27

Every Friday the Critical Stages Touring team will be posting links to streaming opportunities and performances from artists. It’s our little round-up of what’s available online now and over the coming week. Tell us what you’re up to, or if you’ve found something everyone should know about. Whether its a concert from a couch fort, or a thrilling monologue from under…

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#DontCancelCreativity – A letter to the Prime Minister

Creative industry letter to the Prime Minister, ministers and lord mayors on COVID-19 action #DontCancelCreativity TO The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Thursday 26 March 2020 Dear Prime Minister, At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support…

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A Message to Our Artists

The team at Critical Stages Touring are all still working, albeit remotely, over the coming weeks. We have had to cancel or postpone some of our upcoming events, but are planning to be on the road again later in the year as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are working hard to support all…

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A message from the Critical Stages Touring team

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The performing arts sector is heading into uncharted territory over the coming months. We know that our often fragile sector is looking and feeling even more precarious at present. But I also know that we will weather this storm. It’s a struggle of course when, as a sector, we are used to the answer to community crises being to come…

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Celebrating Women’s Voices this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating the amazing creative minds behind the works that Critical Stages Touring is taking across Australia in 2020. From heartbreaking drama and powerful verbatim theatre, to inspiring children’s programs and show-stopping cabaret, 88% of the work on our stage this year has been written or co-written by women. It is their words and experiences that…

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Work With Us: We’re looking for a Production Supervisor

Critical Stages Touring is searching for a passionate and self-motivated production or technical manager, experienced in regional touring, to take on the Production Supervisor position. This is a permanent part-time position, at one-day per week with additional opportunity to take on production or stage management roles on touring productions. As Critical Stages Touring’s Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for…

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A Short Message About the Bushfires

As we return to the business of theatre in 2020 the Critical Stages team would like to take a moment to acknowledge the devastating fire events of this Summer, and extend our heartfelt best to all of those who have, and continue to be, affected. As a touring theatre company we find so much of our planning involves pouring over…

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The Critical Stages Wish for the Holidays

Thanks to all of our audiences, artists, supporters and presenters, it has been an amazing year for Critical Stages Touring. We’ve connected 100 communities around Australia with 7 diverse critically-acclaimed productions, supporting over 60 arts professionals to deliver 165 performances to 25,000+ ticket holders from Katherine to Kangaroo Island and Bunbury to Broken Hill. We’ve inspired audiences to take a…

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Indy Theatre Forum @ Artstate Tamworth

A group of about 25 people sit in a circle of chairs around 4 panelists

Critical Stages Touring next Indy Theatre Forum will be presented at ArtState Tamworth on October 31st, in partnership with Theatre Network NSW. LISTEN TO THE FORUM PODCAST ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW We know that artists working in regional areas are producing great work, and that they often do it with very different support and without the networks we sometimes take for granted in…

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