Category: Interviews

  • In Conversation with Suzanne Millar, Director of Jatinga

    In Conversation with Suzanne Millar, Director of Jatinga

    By Courtney Thompson Jatinga is inspired by the daughters of sex-workers in Kamathipura, Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s second largest red-light district. But the world premiere of the bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company production won’t be held anywhere near the its namesake, the small Indian village of the same name, but on the other side of the world,…

  • Spotlight On: Wendy Bacon

    Spotlight On: Wendy Bacon

    By Brittney Rigby and Alicia D’Arcy Wendy Bacon is many things. Her website’s bio references her times as an academic, investigative journalist, political activist and former Tharunka editor (which included jail-time in the name of anti-censorship). Late last year, she was arrested at a WestConnex protest, and this April, she co-curated the exhibition, Tharunka to…

  • In Conversation With: Matt Okine

    In Conversation With: Matt Okine

    We recently sat down with Matt Okine to discuss all things comedy.  When did you first find out comedy was for you and you thought, ‘hey, maybe I can make a career out of this’? I don’t think that idea ever really solidifies in your mind. One day I’m like “I AM THE GREATEST COMEDIAN…

  • In Conversation With: Sam Dastyari

    In Conversation With: Sam Dastyari

    2016 was the year of right-wing populist movements. Donald Trump and Brexit meant anti-immigration and welfare chauvinism. These sentiments are nothing new in Australia; Pauline Hanson has made a return to politics, and is known for her strong views on Australian immigrants and protecting “traditional” Australian values. But for the first time in a long…

  • The Theatrics and Mastery of Zoe Coombs Marr

    The Theatrics and Mastery of Zoe Coombs Marr

    By Liliana Occhiuto Zoe Coombs Marr, one of the masterminds behind standout performances such as Trigger Warning and Oedipus, Schmoedipus knows her stuff. Currently performing with Mish Grigor and Natalie Rose in Ich Nibber Dibber, the UNSW alumna discusses performance, inspirations and much more. Why did you choose to pursue acting? I didn’t, really. I,…

  • In Conversation with Miles Merrill: Chicagoan, Performing Writer and Creative Director of Word Travels

    In Conversation with Miles Merrill: Chicagoan, Performing Writer and Creative Director of Word Travels

    By Zara Khan and Jordan Daly   Miles Merrill is many things. A writer. A performer. A performing writer. An African-American. A mentor. The Creative Director of Word Travels in Sydney.   He brought poetry slams to Sydney, and his work touches on society, class and race and has been performed worldwide. Tharunka caught up…