The Escape Artist is the true story of Rudi Vrba (formerly Walter Rosenberg) who achieved the near impossible – he escaped Auschwitz. Vrba and his fellow escapee Alfred Wetzler prepared a detailed dossier of the ruthless killings in Auschwitz that reached Allied leaders ...
In The One, Vanessa Bates takes the now familiar theme of cultural belonging and creates a potent mix of exuberant comedy and moving insight into the challenges of being Eurasian in contemporary Australia.
Ray Lawlor’s characterisation of the four doomed characters in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is complex and their changing relationship nuanced, and the four actors in the Genesian Theatre's iteration fully meet the challenge.
On Saturday July 16, in the Opera House’s atmospheric Utzon Room, “The Intimacy of Jazz Now” will see songstress Martha Marlow alongside legendary pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) presenting an exclusive preview of her forthcoming album Queen of the Night.
From March 12 to June 13, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, was staged at the Cutaway (Barangaroo) and Stargazer Lawn along with a handful of other venues in Sydney and Parramatta. Rivers, wetlands and other salt and freshwater ecosystems featured as dynamic living systems with varying degrees of political agency.
Nearly 1,000 Sydneysiders have created a giant human progress flag on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to mark the 44th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and to send a message of welcome to the world as Sydney gears up to host WorldPride in 2023.
Belgian director Lukas Dhont has won Sydney Film Festival’s $60,000 Sydney Film Prize for his queer teen tragedy Close, which portrays a powerful friendship between two 13-year-old boys that is severed as they transition to high school — with tragic results.
Terrain can also be read as an affirmation of the survival, and the resurgence, of Aboriginal culture and the very real possibility that ancient ways may yet protect the land from the ravages of climate change.
While the proliferation of digital theatre during Covid had live theatre anxious over its future the technologically tuned-in Coil offers the theatrical equivalent to the hybrid car. Coil is a live-cinema event, that is, a mix of live performance and screen action, and while hilarious is, at the same time, elegiac in mood.
Millions of us watch the decline and death of a beloved parent (or two) in sorrow and helplessness; few of us have Kathryn Schulz’s elegance of prose in describing her range of emotions as her erudite, charming father sickens, stops talking and finally dies.
You may hesitate to leave your warm home on a very cold evening to go to the theatre but you will be well rewarded if the production is Belvoir Street’s Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes. Playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s engaging script charting one young woman’s reversal of the embedded gender power imbalance underlying our everyday transactions is superbly performed and stylishly staged.
The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honesty in a writer’s art, craft and life mingles memoir with writerly guidance – the latter fired in the crucible of Lee Kofman's experience and shaped through a lifetime of reading.
Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House is a book she describes as a “companion” (the term “sequel” is avoided by both Egan and publicists) to her 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. Several of Goon Squad’s characters reappear, among them Lou Kline, Bennie Salazar, Sasha, Lincoln and Lulu.
The Australian premiere of Pissarro: Father of Impressionism is in May. The 90-minute documentary, celebrates an incredible artist, without whom the Impressionist movement may never have begun or endured.