Appreciate actors or live with junk culture, says Hazlehurst

31 Oct

”When was the last time you went to the theatre and … were completely blown away? We see a lot of reasonably good theatre, but not enough amazing theatre. We’ve become used to getting up after a play and saying, ‘That was good, where’ll we go for coffee?”’

via Appreciate actors or live with junk culture, says Hazlehurst.

Developing an audience for a writer « No Plain Jane

26 Oct

Developing an audience for a writer « No Plain Jane.


Just discovered this post on Adelaide Theatre Critic, Jane Howard’s blog, featuring a quote from Ross Mueller about developing audiences for new writers, and an inability (in Ross’s opinion) for Melbourne artists to have opportunities like those (apparently) available in Sydney – with Ross’ example Lachlan Philpott’s Silent Disco, recently performed to rave reviews in a collaboration between the Australian Theatre for Young People ( and Griffin Theatre Company (

My comments are at the bottom of Jane’s post, and reprinted below.


Response 1 (27/10/2011 – 12:12am):

Jane, you might be interested in looking at the work of MKA in Melbourne ( I’ve worked with them before and their commitment to building audiences for budding Australian writers is amazing. Sold out seasons in pop up venues for exciting and emerging Australian writers this year, and their latest Open Season (starting very, VERY soon) will see a huge number of works by new Australian writers shown to audiences, performed and directed by even more emerging artists.

Through my involvement with MKA, I’m rapidly developing a list of writers whose work excites me, and whose careers I plan to follow with my attendance at their shows.

Response 2 (27/10/2011 – 12:16am):

In Adelaide, Duende is working hard to provide opportunities in this state for emerging writers through their regular staged reading sessions in the studio space at the Bakehouse. (search for them on Facebook for more details).

Overall, I think that, as these companies grow (both Duende and MKA are still relatively new players in their respective markets) and organically build audiences through well chosen, well produced work, so will the opportunities for new artists to develop their careers – and audiences.

LinkAdelaide looks forward to it. :)

The STC Goes Green – And So Should We

10 Aug

The STC Goes Green – And So Should We.

Keep the Lights and Sound on This Is Not Art Festival | octapodartsandculture

8 Jul









Keep the Lights and Sound on This Is Not Art Festival | octapodartsandculture.

Read, and support the festival if you can. Hopefully they can get private support to ensure the event can still run and provide arty things to the people of Newcastle.

Helpmann Awards Nominees

5 Jul

Congratulations to all the Nominees for the 2011 Helpmann Awards for Theatre, Cabaret, Dance, Musical and Operatic performances.

Click here to view the full list of nominees, or go to for more information on the awards themselves.

Don’t be so boring | From the Guardian | The Guardian

24 Jun

Don’t be so boring | From the Guardian | The Guardian.

Says it all really. Click for more in depth. :)

SALA’s Coming!

23 Jun

Hey everyone, SA’s biggest celebration of visual arts, SALA Festival, is back this August with local, living artists exhibiting EVERYWHERE around the state. Programs have been printed and will be available from July 2.

Plus, if you’re running a venue, or are an artist exhibiting at SALA Festival, LinkAdelaide would love to give your show a bit of a plug, and find out more about your work. Just send through a few details to :)

We’d love to hear from you!!


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