Brodie Paparella

Brodie Paparella Brodie Paparella is an avid theatregoer and theatremaker. Trained as a publicist in Adelaide, Brodie's passion for performance art developed under the bright lights of the Fringe Festival which he would go on to support shows in for five years, then travel over to Edinburgh Fringe Festival to support companies there. Since moving to Melbourne, Brodie has focused more on writing and producing, leading The Jamaica Inn Collective to create collaborative, multidisciplinary projects with a social impact.


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BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia TheatreBWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD in Australian Premiere
Posted: Feb. 20, 2017


BWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More at Gluttony for Adelaide FringeBWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More
Posted: Mar. 6, 2017


BWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya TheatreBWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya Theatre
Posted: Mar. 6, 2017


BWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE an Inspection of Murder & Madness
Posted: Feb. 12, 2017


BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE
Posted: Feb. 24, 2017


BWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END CABARET a Post-Apocalyptic Popgasm! at World's EndBWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END
Posted: Mar. 6, 2017


BWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer  Quarter at Merlyn TheatreBWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Quarter at Merlyn Theatre
Posted: Feb. 27, 2017


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BWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOURBWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOUR
Posted: May. 24, 2016


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment CentreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at NEC Newcastle
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016


BWW Interview: The Crew of LETTERS TO LINDY at Seymour CentreBWW Interviews: The Crew of LETTERS TO LINDY
Posted: Sep. 1, 2016


BWW Review: DRACULA is a Jolly Good Old Thrill at Genesian TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA is a Jolly Good Old Thrill at Genesian Theatre
Posted: Oct. 24, 2016


BWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Interview: AMY G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
Posted: Dec. 5, 2016


BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
March 24, 2017

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs

BWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at CarclewBWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at Carclew
March 22, 2017

BWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at Carclew

BWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END CABARET a Post-Apocalyptic Popgasm! at World's EndBWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END CABARET a Post-Apocalyptic Popgasm! at World's End
March 6, 2017

Post-apocalyptic pleasures and visceral visual delights, Yasmina Intoxicada's World's End Cabaret was one heck of an end-of-the-world party. Featuring the Orsino Nation family, this show was a body-positive subversion of genres, where flautist bikies roam, flamenco fires rage and Sia-inspired styling is du jour.

BWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More at Gluttony for Adelaide FringeBWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More at Gluttony for Adelaide Fringe
March 6, 2017

An exercise in knowing one's audience, and trumping one's own stereotypes, Two Brunettes & a Gay was so tongue-in-cheek it was deep throating itself. In an evening of salacious, ostentatious and fabulous entertainment, this self-professed 'cabaGAY' show took audiences gleefully through generations of songs accompanied with a delicious cocktail of personalities.

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR Razor-Sharp Interpretation of Shakespeare Bloodbath at Holden Street TheatresBWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR Razor-Sharp Interpretation of Shakespeare Bloodbath at Holden Street Theatres
March 6, 2017

The city of Rome is suffering, restless, and lying in secret senators cry for the blood of Julius Caesar, a prize they will have. Shakespeare's classic retelling of the historic events surrounding political turmoil in ancient empires has seen countless further renditions, adaptations, references and critiques.

BWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya TheatreBWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya Theatre
March 6, 2017

BWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya Theatre

BWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer  Quarter at Merlyn TheatreBWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer Quarter at Merlyn Theatre
February 27, 2017


BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre Melbourne
February 24, 2017

If you've been in the habit of blinking lately, you might have missed the fact that Arts Centre Melbourne has transformed to house the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, so you might want to cut that out and head to a box office hashire hashire! What transpired on my visit was one of the most tantalising entertaining bewildering evenings this reviewer has thus far ever experienced.

BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia TheatreBWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia Theatre
February 20, 2017

The saying goes that there are no new ideas. Originality in the age of mass-production and population density and exponential destruction of every natural muse known to great artists, has been shot mid-flight. Originality was shot through the heart, plummeted into an oil-drenched ocean, washed upon a beach of glass and needles only to be eaten by an ice addict and made into a meme.

BWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairs
February 12, 2017

Australian poet Nan Witcomb once wrote a remarkable statement which has stuck in my memory from childhood, which I will paraphrase: 'we lock up the crazy to keep them from living the dreams of the sane'.

BWW Review: ADVENTURES OF YONI 1 & YONI 2 was Simply Euphoric at Butterfly ClubBWW Review: ADVENTURES OF YONI 1 & YONI 2 was Simply Euphoric at Butterfly Club
February 1, 2017

One was a vagina. The other one was a vagina. Can I make it any more obvious?

BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairs
January 25, 2017

World War II has been on our minds a great deal of late, with events preceding the rise of modern history's most reviled dictator being comparable to those elevating the incumbent American President. In East Berlin, the second World War was an intersection of prejudice, fear and violence from which few survived. Which is what makes this, the tale of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman of some prominence who lived through and since archived much of this dark period of history, all the more remarkable. I Am My Own Wife was first produced off-Broadway in the early noughties, and has since become a theatrical cornerstone of trans representation. Presented as a staged documentary, I Am My Own Wife oscillates between interviews, reenactments, transcripts and serves to catalogue Charlotte's life much in the way she maintained the Grunderzeit Museum for which in part she became famous.

BWW Review: NOSFERATUTU is Bloody Fantastic! Run, Don't Walk! at Griffin Theatre CompanyBWW Review: NOSFERATUTU is Bloody Fantastic! Run, Don't Walk! at Griffin Theatre Company
January 19, 2017


BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera House
December 15, 2016

Club Swizzle is the kind of experience you see in the movies, the kind of night you move cities for, the kind of place where even the humblest ticket holder can feel like a star. Brett Haylock, producer of the indomitable La Clique and La Soiree, has brought the sparkle and fizz back to Sydney and dusted off the Opera House for a night of vintage good fun. Throw on your glad-rags, take along your lover and prepare to be swizzed...swuzzled...swoozed? I dunno, ask Amy G, she's the comedy queen 'round these here parts.

BWW Interview: Barry Conrad is Gonna Rule the School! GREASE: THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Australian TourBWW Interview: Barry Conrad is Gonna Rule the School! GREASE: THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Australian Tour
December 12, 2016


BWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
December 5, 2016

We live in uncertain times; today's version of talent is an impressive Instagram following, YouTube killed the show reel, and much of the art forms once adored are phasing out. What does the emerging theatregoing audience know of vaudeville? Or burleycue? Thankfully, we have those answers in amazing stalwarts reinventing and reenergising these classic forms and making them timeless all over again. As a sincerely scintillating ensemble are bubbling away to create the latest in a line of variety-circus-burlesque triumphs, Broadway World got to sit down with Amy G and talk turkey. Well not actual turkey, mostly we talked about Adelaide. And of course, Club Swizzle!

BWW Review: LIGHTEN UP is a Brilliant Dark Comedy About a Very Grey Area at Griffin TheatreBWW Review: LIGHTEN UP is a Brilliant Dark Comedy About a Very Grey Area at Griffin Theatre
December 5, 2016

The final independent production of the year at Griffin Theatre certainly has their year going out with a bang in Lighten Up, a tongue-through-cheek pummelling of racist stereotyping, the entertainment industry, metaphysics and Aussie lunacy. Written by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool, Lighten Up was quick-fire and zero-point sharp at poking fun toward the prejudices running rampant in Australia's social and political climates, more acutely of late.

BWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New TheatreBWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New Theatre
December 5, 2016

It is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of the romanticism inherent in the Australian outback; a topic more frequently explored of late for links to our history, our current social climate and our connection as a nation. Summer Rain is the work of two Australian theatrical legends, Nick Enright and Terence Clark. Summer Rain is no Boy from Oz, but this production is undeniably charming, a quintessential musical, and a wonderful ode to Australia's natural treasures. Debuting as director, Trent Kidd has shown great skill with stagecraft and character development, alongside his clear choreography talents which truly thrive in Summer Rain.

BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Sets Hearts & Brains Racing at Greek TheatreBWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Sets Hearts & Brains Racing at Greek Theatre
December 1, 2016


BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was Sinfully Entertaining at Seymour CentreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was Sinfully Entertaining at Seymour Centre
November 25, 2016

An affirming welcome surprise of a production, boutique and nuanced in its delivery, thoroughly charming in its concept, The Screwtape Letters is a must, especially for all lovers of clown and commedia. Director Hailey McQueen and her team have crafted here a transformation of what could be a lacklustre, perhaps even puerile submission to Sydney's scene into a genuinely entertaining and insightful show with much fortitude in its use of technique and tradition. Polished and precise, The Screwtape Letters is unlike anything Sydney has had to offer this past year.



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