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And then you wonder…

And then you wonder…

Picture this. You’ve had this idea for weeks. This idea in your head that manifests as a little tiny seed and with a few drops of water, a bit of sunlight, and a whole lot of time, begins to blossom into a flower, a fruit, a tree. You see this beautiful thing growing, you see […]


Peek behind the shower curtain

Peek behind the shower curtain

There’s singing in the shower, but it’s on stage, and we’re all here to see the show. There’ll be colour and movement, and things will be revealed – don’t worry. I won’t keep everything to myself.


What am I doing?!?!?!?!?!

This is actually the inside of my brain

Really. What?


Not long now…

Not long now…

Mmm yes, the big scary Work-in-Progress showing is creeping up on us, with just a few weeks to go before we allow a peek in to what we’ve been doing over the past couple of months… eep! I’m feeling really excited after our latest mentoring session. Well, I must be, given that it’s 1am on […]


Navigating, navigating

Navigating, navigating

Think I’m more of a dog person, and I also don’t knit, but Toby is expressing quite succinctly where I’m at in the process. Slightly droopy and bewildered. Onto editing at the moment! Which means more things will invariably show. (Cater to my needs, world.) Yay.


Ropin’ it in

Ropin’ it in

Just a lil’ post to say I am on the hunt for some male performers who are willing to wear their underwear on stage and also looking for some heavy shipping rope. If anyone knows where I can find either of these things then please do let me know 🙂


Sinking

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When you put a seashell to your ear, the sound you hear is of your own blood surging in your viens… not the ocean at all. But it is nice to imagin… That it is an ocean…


I wish I could show you this.

I wish I could show you this.

I’ve just come back from a week in Melbourne where I saw an orgasmic amount of ART.


In the beginning…

In the beginning…

There was vulnerability. This video is footage from Pollyanna’s initial audition for ArtsLab 12, it features some of the wonderful artists (such as Michael Piggot, Augusta Supple, Erica Brennan) that work at Shopfront Theatre. Pollyanna is very grateful they accepted her into the program with this odd audition. The footage also includes a voice recording […]


Three weeks in… what’s happenin’!

Three weeks in… what’s happenin’!

So, three weeks into the ArtsLab journey… how time flies! All of us are starting to generate lots of intriguing material in this, our development stage. I’m finding that it’s really nice to have the space, time, resources and encouragement to PLAY- to be given provocations and tasks, as well as being pushed to find […]


Make it work!

Make it work!

It is all kicking along with the ArtsLab crew. We have all been wrestling with our own ideas and creating as much as we can when in the space with our mentors. Now that the official roster of guest artists/producers has been created and given to us I am excited about what is to come!


Something to look forward to…or not

Something to look forward to…or not

Boom POW!

Boom POW!

We have been induced, like the overdue babies we are. We’ve been catapulted head first into a world that is new and scary and exactly where we’re supposed to be right now. We’ve been cooed at by many – the grown ups, the older kids who’ve done this all before – and now we’re already […]


Early days, but good days.

Parachutes for Ladies, 2010

    Aaaaatttt, laaaaaaaaaaaaasssttt. A chance to look at ways of making art again.


Let’s get crackin’!

Let’s get crackin’!

And so begins the ArtsLab12 journey! Kicking off with an induction was a great way to rearticulate my ideas for the individual project. Chatting with a range of mentors, including Sarah Emery, Caitlin Newton-Broad and Saskia Vromans allowed me to dip into different aspects of why I am here at Shopfront. Sarah helped me to […]


Let’s get to ArtsLabin’

Let’s get to ArtsLabin’

Welcome to Artslab. Here you will find five women who know they want to make art and are going to do there darndest to make the best flipping creative work they can. The first three days at Artslab have been exciting, unexpected and during moments, overwhelming. With so much to stimulate the creative juices to […]


ArtsLab Induction 2012

ArtsLab Induction 2012

It was a relaxed atmosphere, seeing as most of us already knew each other; add in a little swapping of food and meeting Ava, and here’s ArtsLab’12.


Introducing Tanya Thaweeskulchai

Introducing Tanya Thaweeskulchai

  Tanya Thaweeskulchai is a writer who has recently branched out into the area of theatre and performance. In 2011 Tanya was part of the PACT Ensemble and participated in a collaborative performance-making effort of Beguiled. She  is currently undertaking her PhD in English (Creative Writing) at the University of New South Wales. Both her […]


Introducing Ava Karuso

Introducing Ava Karuso

  Ava Karuso  is a young playwright and improviser from Sydney. Her first writing credit was the short play Spoons and Forks, performed and published in 2008. Since then her love of playwriting has grown, her most recent short play Guilt of the Vaudevillian was performed in the 2011 Short and Sweet festivals in Melbourne, […]


Introducing Sepy Baghaei

Introducing Sepy Baghaei

  Sepy Baghaei is a theatre-maker with a penchant for creating work that places real material, collected from the everyday world, into the heightened theatrical realm. During ArtsLab12, Sepy is aiming to bring together her passion for devising and sound design to create a work that investigates the effect of found sound on an audience […]


Introducing Khat Reid

Introducing Khat Reid

    Khat Reid is an emerging artist working across various platforms including painting, drawing, performance, tattoo, and spiritual art. She recently completed a double degree with bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies, with Honors at UNSW. As a part of ArtsLab, Khat will be exploring the […]


Introducing Maria White

Introducing Maria White

Maria White is an emerging artist with a background in performance making. Maria generally works collaboratively as a performance maker (in the collective Friends WIth Deficits) and as as a curator (in the collective Groundwork). Groundwork will be curating the 2012 – 2013 Tiny Stadiums Festivals. In 2011, Maria completed a practice-based project with first class Honours at UNSW, under the supervision […]


Introducing Pollyanna Nowicki

Introducing Pollyanna Nowicki

Pollyanna Nowicki is an emerging stage and screen actor with skills in physical theatre, singing and photography. She graduated from Sydney Theatre School in 2008 with an Advanced Diploma of Classical Acting and a Diploma of Theatre Performance. In 2009 she was awarded a Commendation for Acting from the Sunday Times NSDF Emerging Artist Awards […]