Theatre

Theatre Review: The Vehicle Failed To Stop

 

· Thursday, November 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

A thrilling theatre event, Version 1.0’s devised performance, The Vehicle Failed To Stop, based on the killing of Marou Aswani and Geneva Jalal as they returned from church by private security contractors in October, 2003, asks hard questions about the relationship between commerce, war and privatisation.

Theatre Review: Roberto Zucco

 

· Monday, October 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

Roberto Zucco is a much-produced play in Europe, is becoming so in the US, and Anna Jahjah offers us the opportunity to see this strange and compelling work of French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) for ourselves. The play was inspired by a police poster showing four dissimilar images of a young Italian-born serial murderer, Roberto Succo, whose killing spree in the 1980s garnered him a cult following. The play, intentionally oblique and confronting, represents Zucco’s murders as almost ordained and ending in his own spiritual transformation. Or is this how the possibly schizophrenic Roberto Zucco (Tim Cole) perceives himself?

Theatre Review: Dead Man Brake

 

· Monday, September 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

The events of the Waterfall train disaster, January 31, 2003, are undeniably tragic, but it takes a gifted playwright to transform tragic events into a theatrical tragedy. While drawing honestly and sensitively upon verbatim sources to construct a full picture of the impact of these events upon a community, Dead Man Brake is a compelling, uplifting and profoundly poetic reflection upon the nature of human suffering. Valentine’s remarkable treatment of her subject is ably supported and amplified by composer/sound designer, Daryl Wallis.

Theatre Review: All the World’s A Stage – Journeys with the Bard

 

· Monday, September 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

The ACA Second Year Company presented eight scenes from different Shakespearean plays, each chosen to connect with and reflect on Shakespeare’s own life in the age of the Great Queen.

Theatre Review: Dead Man Brake

 

· Wednesday, September 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

The events of the Waterfall train disaster, January 31, 2003, are undeniably tragic, but it takes a gifted playwright to transform tragic events into a theatrical tragedy. While drawing honestly and sensitively upon verbatim sources to construct a full picture of the impact of these events upon a community, Dead Man Brake is a compelling, uplifting and profoundly poetic reflection upon the nature of human suffering. Valentine’s remarkable treatment of her subject is ably supported and amplified by composer/sound designer, Daryl Wallis.

Anything is possible
Artist Profile: Alex Nicholas

 

· Sunday, September 1, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

Alex Nicholas completed a Masters of International Relations at the University of NSW and presented asylum seeker policy research at the United Nations in Geneva. He then graduated from the Actors Centre Australia in 2010, marking a return to his life-long passion.

Theatre Review: Cristina in the Cupboard

 

· Monday, August 12, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

Her cupboard is limitless capable of hosting a panorama of characters and scenarios as Cristina interrogates her father, Robert, mother, Gwen and sister, Anna, girlfriends and an old boyfriend.  At times these significant others appear to interact with…

Theatre Review: Rocket Man

 

· Tuesday, July 9, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

Attending this subtlenuance presentation is like entering another world. Imagine coming in from a cold winter’s night, a climb up worn carpeted stairs, welcoming words from Daniela Giorgio (producer), a short time spent in a dimly lit book-lined bar with other friendly theatre seekers. At the sound of a bell, we move along a narrow passage, our path traced by a tube of tiny lights, and emerge into a bedroom, the most personal of spaces, within – by implication – a shared house.

Theatre Review: Russian Theatre Double Bill – Scenes from The Cherry Orchard + Ivanov

 

· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) wrote complex socio-psychological plays in a context of revolution and modernisation. Second-year students of the Actors Centre Australia staged a bold production of scenes from two of the Russian writer’s well-known works, showcasing thoughtful and skilful understanding of the texts’ dramatic and comedic elements.

Stages of learning

 

· Tuesday, May 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

 

SURRY HILLS: Back in late March, second-year students of the Actors Centre Australia (ACA) staged their first performance of the year, showcasing their talents and the results of hard work.