Tag: Five Minutes
We first met Mark at This Is Not Art, at which time he was writing an awesome theatre blog called The Perf with fellow Applespiel member Simon Binns; most recently, we saw him in Applespiel Make A Band And Take On the Recording Industry. He also writes, directs and is one half of Bodysnatchers, alongside fellow Wollongong University Performance Studies grad Sanja Simic. They broke out at last year’s Fringe with Gobbledygook; next up is Blood Pressure.
The Olympics are almost over, sad face, but 34B Burlesque and its bevy of babes are just getting warmed up for their own special night of games, coquettish competition and game-changing glamour – featuring Kira Hula-la, Rita Fontaine, Cherry Lush, Memphis Mae, Pickled Tink, and Miss Burlesque Australia – Briana Bluebell.
While we are too old for Anna’s new book Girl!, we appreciate its no-nonsense tips for world navigation – from cyber-bullying, and anger-management, to making your own clothes, human rights, saving water – and all delivered in-between writing plays, her PhD and having a 9-5 desk job…
If you saw Dan Ilic and Brendan Maclean’s ‘Monorail’ film clip for A Rational Fear, you’ll recognize Bryce from his cameo role as ‘befuddled punter #1’ – but he also arranged the music. Rather than assume he was indoctrinated in the womb via Cole Porter songs, we thought we’d find out what really happened, ahead of his new one-man show – The Bryce Is Right. It turns out it was a combination of piano lessons, school concerts and roles in high-school musicals Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady.
Alongside fellow COFA design grad Adrian Moore, Max runs Spoken Authors – a commercial design agency that facilitates community-based design projects and hooks up talented individuals from different backgrounds with worthy causes. Their latest project is the transformation of Marrickville’s Sashimi Warehouse from a massive disused space full of crazy junk into a community venue that contains a gallery, workshop, screen-printing studio, gig space – and a 7m skateboard ramp. All done in six months, with a tiny budget of $7500. WTF.