Melbourne Fringe 2016

Black to the Future, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 15 August 2016

Words by Fabrice Wilmann Racial divisions remain at the forefront of the American cultural landscape – a thread embedded in American history that has continued to unravel in the present, with no discernible end in sight. We only need to look as far as the Black Lives Matter movement to see that racial tensions continue […]

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You Haven’t Changed a Bit, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Tom Taylor First time Fringe performer Santino Merino was born in Cuba, grew up in Chicago and is now living in Melbourne. His show, You Haven’t Changed a Bit, which he wrote and is performing, gets into what it means to go home. Do you want to tell me what you’d made for […]

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A Really Cool Little Adventure, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Eleanor Boydell A conversation about participation, production, mallet sports, and the specialness of individuals. Sitting down for an interview with producer Kristina Arnott turned into a fascinating conversation about the challenges and opportunities that abound in the space of participatory live art.  Arnott, along with creator/performer Shannon Loughnane and dramaturge Cathy Hunt, will be […]

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A Heartfelt Half-Octopus, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Eleanor Boydell In an interview with the engaging Giema Contini, performance artist and theatre-maker, Eleanor Boydell dips her toe into the octopus-inspired ocean party Contini will be hosting during Fringe. Tell me about the show you’re bringing to Fringe. It’s called Awesome Ocean Party, and it’s a solo-show about a girl who thinks […]

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Same Same, But Deafferent, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Brooke Munday  Deafferent Theatre is a brand new, Melbourne-based theatre company premiering at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Boasting bilingual shows in Auslan (Australian sign language) and English, Deafferent performances are accessible for both hearing and deaf audiences. Their opening show, Black is the Colour, will debut at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2016

The Very Very Good Looking Initiative, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Brianna Bullen The Very Good Looking Initiative discuss their latest Facebook-inspired project, the violence of everyday technology, the absurdities of modern life, abstract humour, and the importance of making your own opportunities. Their names make them sound like they are stars in a gritty 1950s noir flick, but Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan Silva’s […]

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The Pommie Jackaroo, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Brianna Bullen Alex Cofield discusses his new one man-show, Woolly: The Morose Merino, his experience coming to Australia to shear sheep, the fringe circuit, the importance of waiting for the right story, lamb testicles, and life’s tragedies and disappointments. Alex Cofield is eager to make the most out of the time he has left […]

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Turning the Show Around, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Brooke Munday Melbourne-based Arie Rain Glorie loves his work. It’s clear the moment he starts speaking, as the excitement bubbles through. “Just like a sculptor might work with clay or a painter works with oil paints—I’m interested in exhibition in the same way. It’s my material,” Glorie says. As the curator of Melbourne […]

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Bare Identity, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Fabrice Wilmann  “We don’t talk about people having issues with their identity or figuring out how to be what you call a third culture kid where you’re trying to figure out where you fit. There’s no space to talk about that at the dinner table so it’s really important as artists that we […]

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Sleeplessness And The Weather, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 11 August 2016

Words by Eliza Janssen Despite its accusatory title, How Can You Sleep At Night isn’t interested in guilting its audience into caring about climate change. Creator and performer Christian Taylor, a long-time insomniac, instead wants to use his experience in sleeplessness to create a dialogue about environmental apocalypse, as he discussed with Eliza Janssen. Is […]

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