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Berlin revels in Kosky touch

I’M huddled up in a scratchy coat to shield myself from the biting wind as I hasten from the Brandenburg Tor down Unter den Linden in the heart of historic Berlin. And I’m expecting a similarly frosty reception from Barrie […]
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Chutzpah of the mobile brigade

SOAPBOX SPIEL is a new column where people who work in the Arts — actors, directors, producers, writers, artists and musicians -– can vent their annoyance, anger and frustration about pet issues. Here AJN Arts Editor Danny Gocs kicks off […]


Humour is best therapy

MELBOURNE comedian Jeremie Bracka will once again delve into the comedic side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as his one-man show Arafat in Therapy launches its second season. The show parodies the Middle East peace process, with Bracka portraying approximately 20 […]


Staging a new persona

THE challenge of adapting Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 masterpiece Persona to the stage was one that award-winning theatre director Adena Jacobs embraced. The play was staged at Melbourne’s Theatre Works last year and won acclaim with audiences and critics – earlier […]


Prof’s play spoofs academics

WHEN Monash University Professor David Abramson was gripped with the idea to write a play about the quirks and peculiarities of academic life, he knew he had to tread a fine line between authenticity – which he aimed for – […]


Hammerstein’s musical legacy

AUTHOR and academic Oscar Hammerstein III — the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame — will be the keynote speaker at a music theatre symposium at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne on Monday, August […]


Summer’s feast of stage shows

ONE of Broadway’s most successful musicals, A Chorus Line, is making a return to the stage as one of the highlights of a busy summer of shows. The latest revival of the musical, featuring 17 dancers auditioning for eight roles, […]


Spelling out a hit show

REVIEW: Spelling competitions can be cut-throat affairs in the United States, but The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee offers a humorous slant as it pokes fun at the competition and society. Many people have fond memories of the Melbourne […]


Laughs in a legal farce

LEADING playwright Tony Laumberg has drawn on a divorce, a mid-life crisis and a tax fraud to spice up his new stage comedy, Find Me a Lawyer! which premieres at Newtown Theatre on August 18. The play marks the 11th […]


Scheherazade fills the stage

THEATRE REVIEW: CAFÉ SCHEHERAZADE A St Kilda cafe is portrayed in a novel, then adapted into a play. The cafe, the novel and the play, three layers of a story, like three courses, were served at the premiere of Therese […]