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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015

Twinception, Melbourne Fringe Festival

No Comments 29 September 2015

In 2013, Karl Redgen woke up in a prison cell in Thailand with a gash on the back of his head, surrounded by a group of men demanding money. Twinception is the story of how Karl’s southeast Asian journey devolved from a drunken trip with his twin brother into a series of manic episodes, an […]

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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015

Ryan Coffey – Beat, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

No Comments 27 September 2015

Ryan Coffey is only half-joking when he tells the audience that the opening night of Beat is going to be a tech run. He can’t decide what setting to use for his microphone, he forgets the lines to several of his half-developed songs and steps on the wrong button of his looping pedal, disrupting the rhythm […]

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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015

Exit Everything, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 26 September 2015

In this ode to youthful obsession and personal myth-making, two things abound: music and death. Bridget Mackay is a music obsessive with dreams of rock stardom that have taken her from Canberra to London and New York before landing in Melbourne. Georgie McAuley, meanwhile, is fixated on understanding death – the unsexy biology of decomposition […]

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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015

Lost in the Looping Glass, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

1 Comment 23 September 2015

In a converted warehouse space on the western fringe of North Melbourne, Helen Bower sits on a carpet beside her electric violin. A string of fairy lights overhead bathe her in an ambient hue of blue light. A switch is flicked and she’s illuminated by an orange glow as she stands. She strokes a single […]

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Detached, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

No Comments 19 September 2015

Who are we lying to more, other people or ourselves? That’s the central conceit driving Detached, a dark comedy that follows three desperados fumbling through their technologically-driven love lives. It’s low hanging fruit material, that the internet and Tinder and perpetual connection drives us apart rather than bringing us closer, but Detached takes a fresh approach with sharp writing […]

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Joseph Green will tell you jokes in his living room, Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 04 September 2015

Joseph Green remembers the exact moment he decided that his Elwood apartment would be the perfect venue for his first solo stand-up show, Ah Yes, The Music. “I sat down in my bedroom, looking into the lounge room,” he says. “And I started thinking, where should I do it? And I just thought, I could […]

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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015

The burrito as metaphor: an interview with Lauren Bok, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

No Comments 01 September 2015

In October 2014, Lauren Bok sat on a panel at the National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle and told a packed roomful of budding comedians how to write their first five minutes of stand-up material. Less than a year later, she’s set to perform her first 60 minutes as she debuts her first full-length solo […]

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Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe 2015, Uncommon Places 2015

Smashing aphorisms: an interview with Shane McGrath, Uncommon Places Melbourne Fringe 2015

No Comments 14 August 2015

If you’ve flown into Melbourne from overseas recently, you’ve probably seen Shane McGrath’s work. He’s the artist behind the large-scale mural that lines the walls of the snaking corridors at Tullamarine Airport’s international terminal. It’s a piece that celebrates cultural diversity, depicting dozens of people from an array of backgrounds hurling a myriad of brightly […]

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