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In conversation with Jake Moss

Honesty, controversy, commitment – all words synonymous with nineteen year old Jake Connor Moss. The Brisbane native is studying three masters simultaneously while chipping away at three film projects, two novels, a play and some visual art. 573 more words

Art

Dead by Monday: David Meulen, Air Supply, Spider-Man and MacBeth (Not a Metal Band)

In my regular Dead by Monday Column, I look at a few to-do options for the upcoming week in Cape Town. This week, Dividable Grand’s David Meulen launches a solo album, Macbeth goes to Africa, and … … 788 more words

Music

Ilo Ilo afterthought/gush

Yesterday i spent the afternoon – my avowed off-time – watching Ilo Ilo.

Not sure why it took me this long. I’ve been excited to watch it once it was out, but just never got around to doing so. 284 more words

Recommendations

Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID

Compromise!  That’s a big word these days.  President Obama came into office on the promise of compromise, which I always thought was a good word, until the opposing party transformed it into something akin to appeasement, as “nefariously practiced by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain before World War II.”  As a result, here we are with a completely uncompromising case of political extremes in Washington, bogged down in accusations and blame, neither side listening or talking to the other, while Americans wait, and suffer the consequences. 1,106 more words

Theatre

Birthday Bardolatry

Wednesday marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Now regular readers of Theatre Room will know that I have a certain ambivalence to the works of the bard and occasionally find myself in arguments with others who refuse to believe anything other that he was the greatest playwright to have ever lived. 2,425 more words

Theatre

Illustrating a Private Play - Number 2 - Series 2 – Mouth

Mouth can be seen as a comedy with a ridiculous protagonist. I see Jo as a comedy character and I wanted the visuals to present this comedy and the absurdity of the situation. 173 more words

Theatre

Become a Squid: Audition notice

Attn: Professional Melbourne-based actors

We are looking for 6 positive, energetic and talented professional actors to perform in the critically acclaimed and award-winning, “The Technology Show” at Victorian schools throughout 2014. 19 more words