This year’s programme features more women in an effort to amplify female voices in the theatrical, performing and visual arts. This year’s National Arts Festival – which runs from 2 to 12 July – not only features a number of strong and visible women in most genres, but also numerous productions and exhibitions that interrogate and question fixed thinking in relation to gender more broadly.
Magnet Theatre presents 3 brand new works and an exhibition of a professional stage design project. This program has been developed with the 3 Expanded Public Works Program interns who have been with Magnet Theatre since August 2014.
To Mrs Northwick Principal of Bizzy Beez pre-primary nursery school and early learning centre Re: Saffron Burger’s report Dear Mrs (let it be noted that we would have preferred Mz) Northwick, Thank you for your detailed comments on Saffron’s first term report card. My wife and I were rather surprised that you, the principal, would […]
Class is a whole other story. Race is big, and bold and in your face, but class is subtle and hard to understand and more difficult to negotiate. I am seeing the world more intimately from this perspective since Clementine came to work for me once a week. She and her husband are Rwandan. Her […]
Sometimes a show comes along that makes me feel everything. Sometimes a show comes along that I see more than once and want to see again. This time it is Dani And the Lion, on at The Alexander Bar until the end of the week. I don’t know why this is the show that touches […]
The distance between desire and swallow The space between frightened heartbeats The wait for the unwanted answer The way to describe an inconceivable I sat on the plane, waiting for the usual ritual of things before we would take off and head home. The flight had been delayed, so the whole trip would happen in […]
I hang up. “What? What has she done now?” I have been talking to my sister, and Charlie, my husband, recognises the sister tone in my voice. We are walking the dogs in the park when she calls. “Oh the usual. She needs me to just, blah, blah, blah…” I trail off and watch Herman […]