Arts

Actor admits to severe Pottermania

James Percy and Benjamin Stratton condense all seven Harry Potter books into a 70-minute production in <em>Potted Potter.</em>

JAMES Percy always knew he wanted to be an actor and the role of Harry Potter was at the top of his list. more »

TV series celebrates stupidity

Rob Sitch at ABC Studios in East Perth. Taken by Marcus Whisson

EVERYTHING Working Dog Productions touches turns to gold and the Melbourne-based team’s latest ABC eight-part series, Utopia, is proving no exception. more »

Home is where the art is for exiled theatremaker

Renegade Productions director, writer and designer Joe Lui (Mt Lawley). Taken by Marcus Whisson

IT WAS not until he was in the car on the way to Perth airport in 2007 that Singapore native Joe Lui made a decision that would change his life forever – to stay and become an Australian resident. more »

Dance-drama tells Brazilian stories

<em>Brazouka</em> writer and producer Pamela Stephenson-Connolly with performers, from left, Braz Dos Santos and Romina Hidalgo. Taken by Marcus Whisson

PAMELA Stephenson-Connolly discovered her passion for dance as a child when she and her sister were sent to classes during their recovery from polio. more »

Moving art on a white canvas

Art facilitator Kate Leslie with artist Catherine White. Picture: Elle Borgward.

STEEL wool, power drills, mops and her own wheelchair treads are just a few of Gosnells artist Catherine White’s preferred painting tools. more »

Street artist paints his way around the world

Boy dreams of becoming a fighter pilot, as seen on the wall of Guildford Book Exchange. Photographer: Bruce Hunt.

PAINTING his way around Perth and more recently Europe is emerging street artist Dolus, whose thought-provoking pop art is fast becoming a talking point in suburbs in and around the city. more »

Artists grow healthy together

Sandra Squires (Artist, Bertram), Carol Hazel (Director Wild Twig, Mandurah), Rosie Smith (Curator of Exhibition/Counselling Psychotherapist, Baldivis) at Wild Twig Studios, Fremantle. Photographer: Elle Borgward.

ART is regularly used as a way to channel and better understand what goes on inside oneself. more »

Madcap crime comedy has serious centre

Mike Smith (Richard Hannay) and Anna Burgess (Annabella) in <em>The 39 Steps.</em>

MELBOURNE actress Anna Burgess is not sure what playing multiple characters in every show she has worked on the last three years says about her, but she is certainly having a lot of fun. more »

Dramafest brings theatre lovers out to play

Dramafest festival director Emma Marie Davis.

COMO performer Emma Marie Davis was introduced to the concept of Dramafest a few years ago when she attended to support her husband, Ben, in a play. more »

Young comic stands up with big names

Emerging Perth talent Ciaran Lyons will appear at Rottofest.

PERFORMING with the likes of Wil Anderson, Lehmo and Peter Rowsthorn would be great achievements for any up-and-coming comedian, let alone one yet to turn 18. more »

New DAAS lineup on tour

The Doug Anthony Allstars: Paul ‘Flacco” Livingston, Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott.

THE Doug Anthony Allstars never intended to do a comeback tour, but their devoted fans initiated the idea after the outrageous Aussie comedy trio reunited last year for a one-off show to launch the DAAS Kapital DVD. more »

Actors tell a lifesaving story

Gift of Life.

NORTHERN Territory theatre company Artback NT, in partnership with DonateLife WA, will bring its play Gift of Life to Perth this month during an 18-performance tour across the state. more »

Actor packs a punch

Clarence Ryan will star as Geoffrey ‘Barker Bulldog’ Narkle in Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s King Hit. Taken by Marcus Whisson

CLARENCE Ryan, of Aubin Grove, told his Mum he wanted to be an actor when he was 10 years old. more »

Classic ballet gets rock'n'roll injection

Sergey Pevnev and Sarah Hepburn. Taken by Marcus Whisson

A LEATHER jacket and motorbike would usually look out of place in a WA Ballet production, but this month the company is injecting ’50s flair into its remake of La Fille mal gardee (The wayward daughter). more »

Triple J joker uncensored for Perth shows

Matt Okine.

TRIPLE J co-host and comedian Matt Okine admits to having a love/hate relationship with his current radio gig. more »

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