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“I love my guitar, I do; I just can’t be stuffed carrying it around anymore”: A Q&A with Gatesy

Til Knowles

Singers, songwriters and part of two of Australia’s greatest musical comedy trios, Paul McDermott and Steven Gates (perhaps better known as Gatesy), have been friends…

‘The only responsibility a comedian has is to be funny. Everything else is negotiable.’ – an interview with Sami Shah

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When comedian, broadcaster and writer Sami Shah is having a run of bad luck, he sacrifices a goat. It’s a common ritual occurrence in Islamic…

‘I had to interrogate my own privilege to write a script that rang true’ – Ben Grant on writing ‘the Rug’

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Critically acclaimed sound designer, actor, writer and theatremaker Ben Grant is just about to launch his new electropera (that’s a portmanteau of electronic opera) at…

‘We wanted to be uncomfortable again’ – Steven Mitchell Wright on the Danger Ensemble’s move to Melbourne, boundary pushing theatre and the Hamlet Apocalypse

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After a decade of creating and touring their unique experimental theatre to polarised audiences and critical acclaim, the Brisbane-based The Danger Ensemble have relocated to…

‘I’m absolutely susceptible to peer pressure’ – Josh Ladgrove on taking Neal Portenza back to Edinburgh

Katherine Back

Comedian Josh Ladgrove took his character Neal Portenza out for one last spin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018. We stopped by talk…

‘I found confidence in drag I’d never experienced before’ – Zac Collins-Widders on the life changing power of drag

Til Knowles

Who does and doesn’t get to perform drag? This is the question that fueled the creation of Lou Wall’s Drag Race.  Fighting the perception that drag…