Arts

Play a Pilbara portrait

Metalhead cast members left to right: Amri Mrisho, Caitlin Jane Hampson, Rubeun Yorkshire, Della Rae Morrison and Maitland Schnaars. Taken by Tony Gajewski

WRITER Tiffany Barton, of Hilton, never expected the profound and healing effect the Pilbara red dirt would have on her when asked in 2009 to script a collaborative work with indigenous and non-indigenous teenagers of Roebourne and Karratha. more »

Actor lands six dream roles - all at once

Christen O’Leary as Theresa McTerry in <em>Bombshells</em>, opening this week at Subiaco Arts Centre.

CHRISTEN O’Leary would walk over hot coals to be in a Joanna Murray-Smith work, so she jumped at the opportunity to be in the Australian playwright’s one-woman show Bombshells for Brisbane Theatre Company three years ago. more »

Travelling tenor back for Il Trovatore

Rosario La Spina and Elizabeth Campbell on the set of WA OperaIl Trovatore. Taken by Marcus Whisson.' />

TENOR Rosario La Spina and his mezzo soprano wife Milijana Nikolic spend so much of the year working away from their Brisbane home it feels like a holiday when they return. more »

WA director up for an ARIA

Freelance director Ben Young (West Perth) has been nominated for an ARIA for best video on John Butler TrioOnly One.' />

FREELANCE director Ben Young, of West Perth, will always remember where he was while hearing the news he had been nominated for his first ARIA Award. more »

Students spread health message

Mandurah Catholic College is one of the finalists in the drama category at YOH Fest.

MORE than 250 young performing artists and their families will converge on Mandurah Performing Arts Centre later this month for the YOH Fest 2014 grand finals. more »

Performers get personal at Freo festival

Loren Kronemyer will take part in Proximity, Australia

THE Proximity Festival is performing art at its most personal, putting one audience member and one performer alone in a space together. more »

Kendal stars in Coward crowd-pleaser

Felicity Kendal stars in Noel CowardHay Fever at the Regal Theatre next month. ' />

ENGLISH stage and screen actor Felicity Kendal has always been attracted to the playwright rather than the part when it comes to choosing her next role, so it is no surprise she signed up to tour in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. more »

WAAPA students fighting fit for final performance

Director Ed Wightman with third-year WAAPA cast members Jonny Hawkins, Kirsty Marillier, Harriet Davies and Stephanie Tsindos. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THIRD year WAAPA acting students are preparing to face their final performance before graduation with a tour of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard and Fremantle Arts more »

Classic Elton comedy gets a fresh airing

Actor Caroline Brazier stars in a new version of Ben Elton

Caroline Brazier was obsessed with The Young Ones as a teenager, which made being at a Black Swan State Theatre Company table reading of Ben Elton’s play Gasp! with the English writer in the room a challenge. more »

State's best printmakers show off their works

Rosemary Mostyn (Printmakers Committee, Nedlands), Ann Land (Artist/Printmaker, East Fremantle). Taken by Elle Borgward

IF THE success of an organisation can be judged on its longevity, then the Printmakers Association of WA (PAWA) is one of the best in the State. more »

Pro panto players take Cinderella up a peg - or two

Mike Rae as Swot, Jenny Odonoghue as the stepmother and Peter Niblett as Hetty in <em>Cinderella.</em>

PROFESSIONAL English actors Mike Rae and Peter Niblett have joined the cast of Cinderella for Wembley Theatre Company’s season of Tony Nicholl’s pantomime. more »

Role rollercoaster drives Jo down a dark road

Performer Jo Morris in <em>Welcome to Slaughter.</em> Taken by Marcus Whisson

NORTH Perth performer Jo Morris has been on a rollercoaster of emotions this year with roles from Stella Kowalski in American classic A Streetcar Named Desire to Carol Wyman in hilarious 1950s-set Laughter on the 23rd Floor. more »

Play makes world premiere in Fremantle

ENHANCED by Lee Buddle’s wonderfully descriptive musical score in this world premiere, early morning birdsong introduces the audience to the small farming community of Merredin, WA, in the first days of its settlement. more »

Dave Hughes launches his stand-up career... again

Dave Hughes will perform in Subiaco and Mandurah in October.

WHILE some might think giving up a cushy job in radio and television is a stupid idea, for comedian Dave Hughes it turned out to be one of his best decisions. more »

Nomad actor roams west for new production

Trevor Jamieson (left) in <em>Hipbone Sticking Out</em>.

WHEN people ask actor Trevor Jamieson where he lives, his answer is simple – in Australia. more »

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