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Elaine Crombie & The 7 Stages Of Grieving

Indigenous performer Elaine Crombie has to live over the trauma of the Stolen Generations time and again in The 7 Stages Of Grieving, written by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, and directed by Sharri Sebbens. Crombie was robbed of her Indigenous heritage when her mother was stolen from her parents. “I have no living culture […]

Griffin Award Winner 2020

Tasmania's Dylan Van Den Berg has been awarded the prestigious Griffin Award for new Australian playwriting for his piece, Way Back When. The accolade sees Van Den Berg being awarded $10,000 after beating out 130 other plays in an anonymous judging process featuring a panel of artists to be placed into a top five shortlist. […]

A Cheery Soul

Patrick White’s highly stylised yet keenly observant play depicting a less than glorious aspect of suburban Australian society received an underwhelming reception when it debuted in 1963. It could be that A Cheery Soul cut too close to the bone, was too morbid, or too cynical in its humour for the self-conscious, conservative population at […]

Black Is The New White

Returning to the stage as part of a national tour is the Sydney Theatre Company’s romantic comedy, Black Is The New White. Giving insight into the show is Shari Sebbens, who plays Charlotte Gibson, the daughter of a very affluent influential Aboriginal power couple. “She is at a cross road where she is questioning her […]

Black is the New White

Black is the New White is the provocative new romantic comedy from indigenous playwright and star of ABC’s Black Comedy, Nakkiah Lui.  Directed by STC’s former Richard Wherrett Fellow Paige Rattray, the play follows Roy Gibson, an Aboriginal man, and his high-achieving family whose Christmas takes a very different turn when one of his daughters […]

The Bleeding Tree

Sydney Theatre Company shares with Griffin Theatre Company in bringing the original production of The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini to the Wharf in March. The Bleeding Tree premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015, earning praise as “a great and complex production” (The Australian). It went on to win three Helpmann Awards – including Best Play for […]