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Wit

Wit was the first and only play written by American playwright, Margaret Edson, and it earned her a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among numerous other awards. It has a rather sombre premise: Dr Vivian Bearing, a scholar of 17th century poetry, is in the final stages of terminal cancer and reviewing her life choices with […]

Gloria

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ darkly wry play set in a New York magazine office was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize and has received high acclaim from critics in New York and London. It makes its Sydney debut at the Seymour Centre in June and seems likely to attract the same kind of buzz.  Based around a competitive, […]

August: Osage County

August: Osage County won playwright Tracy Letts the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for the no-holds-barred depiction of a tantrum-prone family and seething resentments, liberally inhabited by wry humour. Set during a sizzling Oklahoma summer, Violet, matriarch of the Weston family, erratically presides over a kind of family reunion after her husband goes missing. She has cancer […]

Alison’s House

Playwright Susan Glaspell and poet Emily Dickinson shared a similar fate: their work went unrecognised in their lifetime. Perhaps that’s why Glaspell chose to focus her play on Dickinson. City Hub asked director Julie Baz why she decided to stage this play by Glaspell. “We wanted to see what classics by female writers were out […]

Doubt: A Parable

As an artist, it seems that Charmaine Bingwa can do anything and probably does. As a singer and guitarist she has supported international performers like Demi Lovato, Rachel Platten and Fifth Harmony. She writes, she produces, she acts for the small screen, big screen and stage. Currently, she is bringing her seemingly endless energy to […]