Melbourne Fringe 2015

Adulthood is a Wonderland: an interview with Triana Amazonas, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 26 August 2015

For most people in their twenties, the transition into mature, independent adulthood can be a strange, wondrous and mysterious experience, as Spare Gold Productions’ upcoming play, Emma and the House Special, will show its audience. Directed by James Khoo,  produced and written by first-time playwright Triana Amazonas, the play will tell the story of Emma, a […]

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Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 Program Launch

No Comments 25 August 2015

The Meat Market is alive with artists, curators and arts supporters who have together in its large, alluring space: it’s that time of year again, the Fringe Festival program launch. Blue lighting illuminates the high ceilings, the crowd is drawn to the centre of the space, mingling and enjoying the open bar. The crowd buzzes; friends and […]

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A steppe back in time: an interview with Grace Pundyk, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 25 August 2015

A dark part of humanity's past which is so often neglected is explored in Grace Pundyk's personal piece for Melbourne Fringe 2015.

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The good, the bad and the bogan: an interview with Amanda Knights, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 24 August 2015

Amanda Knights discovered her favourite song the same way every discerning music lover does: while listening to an early ’90s Smash Hits compilation tape. Right there, nestled between Marky Mark and New Kids on the Block, Knights found an Australian gem: Divinyls’ I’m on Your Side. “I think it’s the sexiest song in the world,” […]

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Comedy six feet under: an interview with Sarah Reuben, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 22 August 2015

Sarah Reuben and George Gayler, known together as comedic duo Ruby Gaytime, face the end of life head on in their darkly funny look at death, youth and where personal worth lies for Melbourne Fringe 2015.

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Follow Them: a conversation with Georgia Symons and Lee Shang Lun, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 21 August 2015

If you were trying to put together a dream team to create a story installation in Melbourne, it’s quite possible that you’d end up with the powerful combination of live media artist Georgia Symons and independent game designer Lee Shang Lun. The duo met at the 2014 Fresh Air Festival, the annual festival run by […]

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An interview with Sophie Joske, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 19 August 2015

At what point do people graduate into adulthood? This is a question that Sophie Joske, like many of us, asked herself a lot. In May of 2014, while working full time as a journalist in Perth, 21 year old Sophie decided to make a Fringe show about it. That show, Become a Functional Adult in 45 Minutes is […]

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Young performance artists creating powerful works: an interview with Natasha Phillips, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 19 August 2015

Melbourne has a solid reputation for fostering innovative contemporary dance projects, which is reflected in this year’s Fringe Festival program. The exciting range of Fringe productions on offer include some new works by enthusiastic young choreographers. Natasha Phillips has been working as a producer on one such work, Towards Transparency: Producing the Self, choreographed by […]

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#DearDiary: an interview with Andi Snelling, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 18 August 2015

#DearDiary is an original cabaret premiering at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. Devised and performed by Andi Snelling, it is based upon entries from the journal she began when she was nine years old. Snelling, now 33, is sharing with the world her childhood wisdom applied to adult conundrums. In this comic, thought-provoking and emotive performance, she […]

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The Reverend will see you now: an interview with Reverend Grebo, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 17 August 2015

There’s Melbourne, and then there’s Mucky Melbourne. On a 90 minute walking tour through the city’s thriving commercial hub, let the Reverend Grebo show you the latter. The Mucky Melbourne Tour, being led by the Reverend for this year’s Fringe Festival, promises to expose – nay, celebrate – Melbourne’s seedy underbelly. “It’s the pornographic scandalous tour […]

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