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Writing For Film & Theatre With Joanna Murray-Smith

Unlock the keys of Creative Writing with Actors Centre Australia's exclusive online masterclass, Writing For Film and Theatre with Joanna Murray-Smith. From prose to stage to screen, Joanna Murray-Smith’s success as a writer across all forms has shaped the Australian Writers scene tremendously. Her plays are performed and published around the world and her plays […]

Actors Centre Australia Opens Applications For 2021 Enrolments

Actors Centre Australia (ACA) have opened applications for their flagship Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) 2021 intake. Applicants have until Friday, Oct 30 to submit for the prestigious three-year Degree Program, accredited by Torrens University Australia and delivered in partnership with ACA. Students of ACA’s Degree Program will follow in the footsteps of […]


In a semi-circle on the stage, each actor sits before a small table holding a scented candle, set against a backdrop of a galaxy of a million stars, the characters speak in turn, accompanied by ambient celestial music. We are cocooned in a womblike atmosphere, a trusting safe place for sharing raw, honest, sometimes sad, […]

Co.As.It becomes highest bidder in Forum deadlock

Italian community centre Co.As.It has raised its bid for the purchase of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre. In an attempt to end a year-long deadlock between Leichhardt Council and the centre’s administrators SV Partners, Co.As.It announced they would raise their bid to $2.8 million, making them the highest bidder. Since the Cultural Centre went into […]

New bid to shake up Italian Forum sale

The controversial sale of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre may not go ahead after all, according to the centre’s administrators SV Partners. When previous owners Italian Forum Limited (IFL) went into voluntary receivership in late 2013, SV Partners was appointed to take over administration of the property. SV Partners has been in conflict with Leichhardt […]

The story behind the Italian Forum Cultural Centre deadlock

The ongoing tension surrounding the sale of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre is just the latest installment in a long history of debate over the centre’s proper use and ownership. In the story’s latest development, the Business Management Committee (BMC), which opposes Leichhardt Council’s proposal to sell the cultural centre to Italian language and community […]

Tension over sale of Italian Forum Cultural Centre rises

The Italian Forum’s Business Management Committee (BMC) has begun a public campaign to put pressure on Leichhardt Council to stop its fight for the sale of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre to local Italian language and community services facility, Co.As.It. Sol Michael, a strata representative to the Business Management Committee and owner of a fashion […]

The Italian stand-off

Six weeks after first announcing it had been “saved”, Leichhardt Council has signed off on a plan to sell the Italian Forum Cultural Centre to Co. As. It., an Italian community organisation, in a move that appears to defy the recommendation of the administrators, SV Partners. Under the $2.2 million deal, all creditors would be […]

Battle to salvage Cultural Centre deal

EXCLUSIVE Leichhardt Council is fighting to save a deal that would see the Italian Forum Cultural Centre sold to Italian community group Co. As. It. and the facility permanently leased to the Actors Centre Australia. A council media release in January claiming “a future has been secured” for the insolvent cultural centre now appears to […]

Doubts linger after Italian Forum sale

EXCLUSIVE The future of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre has been plunged back into uncertainty after the leading bid collapsed and Leichhardt Council approved a sale to Italian cultural organisation Co. As. It. Council intends for Co. As. It. to share the facility with the Actors Centre Australia, which has already moved into the building […]