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Virag Dombay Virag Dombay is an award-winning actor, director, playright and theatric critic who has been engrossed in the theatric world from a young age. She has been involved in a variety of children’s theatre and mainhouse shows and has directed quite a few as well, with her favourite being Alice in Wonderland. Virag has also put on three of her own works and has produced two short films. Virag currently studies a bachelor of fine arts (drama) with a minor in creative writing. When she isn’t on stage or studying, you can find with a notebook in her lap, jotting down ideas for a new script or reflecting on a piece of theatre she’s just seen.


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A conversation with Michael Beh | Director of Vincent River and founder of The Curato PhotoA conversation with Michael Beh | Director of Vincent River and founder of The Curators Theatre.
Posted: Oct. 8, 2020


Review | VINCENT RIVER at The Curators Theatre Company PhotoReview | VINCENT RIVER at The Curators Theatre Company
Posted: Oct. 16, 2020


A Conversation with the Naughty Corner Collective about their experiences working in  PhotoA Conversation with the Naughty Corner Collective about their experiences working in THE DPS LAB
Posted: Oct. 26, 2020


A Conversation with The Fizzy Rascals about their experiences working In THE DPS LAB PhotoA Conversation with The Fizzy Rascals about their experiences working In THE DPS LAB
Posted: Oct. 29, 2020


Independent Artists Stronger Together. Introducing the Hive Collective PhotoIndependent Artists Stronger Together. Introducing the Hive Collective
Posted: Oct. 22, 2020


LYNCH & PATERSON | 2021 Season: A Year For Stories PhotoLYNCH & PATERSON | 2021 Season: A Year For Stories
Posted: Oct. 24, 2020


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Brisbane Immersive's The Midsummer Carnival is an intimate and joyous Shakespearean e PhotoBrisbane Immersive's The Midsummer Carnival is an intimate and joyous Shakespearean encounter
Posted: Jan. 25, 2020


Triple X: The First Trans Love Story on the Australian Mainstage at Queensland Theatr PhotoTriple X: The First Trans Love Story on the Australian Mainstage at Queensland Theatre
Posted: Feb. 27, 2020


Interview | Backbone's CEO and Artistic Director Katherine Quigley PhotoInterview | Backbone's CEO and Artistic Director Katherine Quigley
Posted: Mar. 26, 2020


 WHAT WE SAW IN THE SORGHUM FIELDS by THAT Production Company fell flat Photo WHAT WE SAW IN THE SORGHUM FIELDS by THAT Production Company fell flat
Posted: Feb. 8, 2020


Sam Strong believes that Emerald City has a powerful voice for its 2020 audience. PhotoSam Strong believes that Emerald City has a powerful voice for its 2020 audience.
Posted: Jan. 24, 2020


Interview | Performer, Director, Teacher and Theatremaker Dr Bridget Boyle PhotoInterview | Performer, Director, Teacher and Theatremaker Dr Bridget Boyle
Posted: Apr. 23, 2020


Interview | Actor, Singer and Dancer, Carly Quinn PhotoInterview | Actor, Singer and Dancer, Carly Quinn
Posted: Jun. 20, 2020


A Conversation with The Fizzy Rascals about their experiences working In THE DPS LAB
October 29, 2020

Next up on my local artists segment I will be interviewing three independent theatre companies and collectives who have been working with Dead Puppet Society on professional developments as a part a professional development program called THE DPS Lab. First up was the Naughty Corner Collective and next up are the Fizzy Rascals, a group of experimental theatre makers interested in pushing the boundaries of form and visual aesthetic. Their core team consists of four members: Jennifer Bagg, Fiona MacDonald, Mark McDonald and Linnea Tengroth. Working collaboratively to devise works with a focus on movement and striking images, we believe in striving for a universal language in storytelling. Our works are handmade with vigour and passion, accumulating skills with each new process and striving for big images. We bring expertise in areas such as devising, physical theatre, acting and directing. Currently we are pursuing an interdisciplinary practice, exploring ways of incorporating the language of film, puppetry and dance into live performance. Here's what they had to say...

A Conversation with the Naughty Corner Collective about their experiences working in THE DPS LAB
October 26, 2020

Next up on our local artists segment is the Naughty Corner Collective. The Naughty Corner is a Brisbane based theatre collective founded in 2017 by local creatives Bianca Bality, Jess Bunz, Claire McFadyen and Joe Wilson that is dedicated to creating independent contemporary works that are visceral, provocative and which explore the intricacies of human relationships, and the choices and situations that connect and bind our communities. Through heightened design elements and investigative storytelling, The Naughty Corner explores what it is to be human through works that uncover the underbelly of the ordinary. I was very fortunate to be able to sit down with them and have a chat about their creative journey with the DPS Academy, a professional development opportunity for emerging artists working in the form of visual theatre. Here's what they had to say...

LYNCH & PATERSON | 2021 Season: A Year For Stories
October 24, 2020


Independent Artists Stronger Together. Introducing the Hive Collective
October 22, 2020

Three independent theatre directors have joined forces to combat the devastating toll of COVID-19 on Brisbane's theatrical landscape.

Review | VINCENT RIVER at The Curators Theatre Company
October 16, 2020

Last night I was invited to see The Curator Theatre Company's production of Vincent River, a one-act play play by Phillip Ridley told by two characters who are in different stages of grief over the death of someone dear to them.

A conversation with Michael Beh | Director of Vincent River and founder of The Curators Theatre.
October 8, 2020

Next up on my local artists interview segment is Michael Beh, the director of upcoming show Vincent River and the founder of The Curators Theatre.

BWW Interview: Bianca Butler Reynolds, Brisbane-Based Actor, Playwright, Academic and Theatremaker
September 24, 2020

Next up on my local artists interview segment is the wonderful Bianca Butler Reynolds. She is Brisbane-based actor, playwright, theatre-maker and academic. She is a founding partner and co-Artistic Director of Minola Theatre, with production credits including Love you hate you drive you wild, Highway of Lost Hearts, Grace and Begotten.

Interview | CEO and Artistic Director of Anywhere Festival, Paul Osuch
September 18, 2020

Next up on my Brisbane local artists interview segment is the incredibly hardworking and generous CEO and Artistic Director of Anywhere Festival, Paul Osuch. This is probably one of my favourite interviews I've done and I really cherish Paul's vulnerability and openness in his responses. Here's what he had to say...

Review | GOD OF CARNAGE at Ad Astra
September 6, 2020

Written by Yasmin Reza and adapted by Christopher Hampton, Ad Astra's God of Carnage serves as a delightful night of theatre

A Conversation with The Good Room about Brisfest, creativity during 'rona and the importance of staying connected
September 4, 2020

Next up on our local artists segment is (drum roll please)... The Good Room. They are a Queensland-based performance collective who use the experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works, as part of a process that blurs the line between 'audience' and 'maker' to explore theatrical collective authorship. Theirs is an investigation of empathy, connectedness, stakes and sacrifice. Mirrorballs, rose petals, panda suits and party dresses stud our theatrical universe but totems of party, play and celebration are often subverted; this is richly affirmative, highly contemporary, and widely accessible theatre - underpinned by rigour, ethics, and deep consideration.

Review | Suddenly Last Summer by Growl Theatre
August 29, 2020


Interview | Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company, Andrew CP.
August 14, 2020

Next up on my local artists segment is the wonderful and incredibly hard-working Andrew CP, Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company. Andrew is an award-winning director, performer and designer, currently completing a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance with the University of New England and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Technicolour Theatre Company. He has a number of directing credits and is proud to have held the position of 'Theatre Academic Mentor' for Earle Page College at the University of New England (Securing a Resident Fellowship and Cultural Bursary for achievements in Performing Arts), resident senior drama teacher at Spotlight Theatrical Company (2016-18) and Senior Drama Tutor for 'Raise Your Voice' (2017-present). In 2018 he founded Technicolour Theatre Company and its adjacent Youth Ensemble before acting as Convenor and Curator for the 2019 Gold Coast Festival of One Act Plays. Here's what Andrew had to say about Technicolour Theatre Company's upcoming project and how his company has been impacted by co-vid...

Brisbane Festival To Return with a Boldly Brisbane Program Guaranteed to Surpise and Delight
August 3, 2020


Interview | Brisbane Producer MJ O'Neill in Conversation About Her New Album
July 25, 2020

MJ O'Neill is a Brisbane producer, specialising in heavy, colourful beats spanning hip hop, leftfield, house, techno, and breaks. Previously played alongside members of Death Grips, clipping., and Donny Benet.

BWW Interview: Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter, Lewis Treston
June 23, 2020

Check out our interview with Lewis Treston!

Sending BIG Congratulations to Steve Pirie, Winner of the Queensland Premier's Drama Award 2020-21
June 20, 2020


Interview | Actor, Singer and Dancer, Carly Quinn
June 20, 2020


Interview | Regional Arts Service Network Manager for Creative Alliance Queensland and Arts Leader, Katie Edmiston
June 8, 2020

Next up on our my Brisbane local artists segment is the amazing and incredibly passionate Kate Edminston, who I was very fortunate to have had as my of my university professors whilst I was studying drama. Katie Edmiston is a passionate arts leader that has been working with, for and on behalf of regional communities in Queensland for over a decade. Katie has worked as an independent creative producer and practitioner and within a number of arts and cultural organisations, creative businesses, festivals and events, universities, peak bodies, local councils and state government.

Interview | Performer, Theatremaker, Writer and Access Consultant, Madeleine Little
June 3, 2020

Next up on my Local Artists segment is one of the most hard-working, kindest and one of the most passionate humans you'll ever meet... performer, theatremaker, writer and access consultant, Madeleine Little. Since 2015, Madeleine has been a member of the Indelabilityarts Ensemble, co-devising Love Me; (2017) and co-devising and performing in Look Mum... No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years] (2016-2018). Among other credits, Madeleine performed in Restless Dance Theatre's Helpmann-nominated work Intimate Space on the Gold Coast (2018) at bleach* Festival in association with Festival 2018. Her original work, Hold, was presented in April 2019 as part of her Master of Arts (Creative Arts) research at USQ testing the implementation of accessible theatre practice conventions in a new work. She worked as a Research Associate for The Last Avant Garde - Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model research project (UniMelb, UniSyd, AAV, ARC lastavantgarde.com.au). Madeleine was also awarded the inaugural Stella Young Award from Arts Access Victoria (2018) and the inaugural National Leadership Award from Arts Access Australia (2019). Here's what Maddie had to say...

Interview | Theatremaker Angela Witcher
May 28, 2020

Next up in my Local Artist's Interview Segment is the lovely theatremaker Angela Witcher. Angela studied with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, trained at E.15 Theatre School in London and has a Masters in Shakespeare studies from the University of Birmingham. She is passionate about performance in all forms, inclusive theatre, promoting new work and talent and encouraging creativity to blossom in the most unlikely places. Angela has over 30 years of theatrical experience as a performer, director, tutor/facilitator and artistic director of a theatre company in the UK. As founder and Artistic Director of Independent theatre company InsideOutside (since 2012), Angela produces and facilitates opportunities for emerging artists to create new work and provides opportunities for people with disability, dementia and disadvantage to experience and create theatre. Here's what she had to say...



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