November 8, 2019

It’s Term 4 and we all know what that means… monologue time! Here are 5 tips we've pulled together to pass onto students as they search for the perfect monologue.

1. STRUCTURE

Does your monologue have a clear moment of change for the character?

Many monologues create...

July 4, 2019

This is the first I’ve put pen to paper to articulate this – so follow me here and let me know your thoughts!

We have a word for the functional understanding of language… literacy.

We have a word for the functional understanding of mathematics… numeracy.

But what’s our wo...

May 18, 2019

Can I just say how amazing libraries are?

These are the ultimate community spaces: free to use for the community, full of interesting things and connected to such a diverse spread of our society.

Matriark focuses on building audiences from the ground up and I’ve been mea...

March 28, 2019

Every theatre history textbook I own, every class I’ve ever taken has always started with the theatre of the Ancient Greeks. They are hailed as the progenitors of theatre and the heroes that transformed Greece into the West End of the Mediterranean.  During this period...

December 1, 2017

In May I walked into an old bookstore in Dubbo, NSW. I’d been collecting children’s books for a theatrical adaptation we’d been asked to do at Waterloo Library later in the year. Stuck in the back corner of the children’s section I found a book, newly released, by US a...

September 28, 2017

A Two Week Residency

Several years ago, I participated in a two week, curated, creative residency at an arts centre in Western Sydney. We had pitched the following exploration:

‘To explore Commedia’s relevance to contemporary Australian theatre’

Our theory was that, becau...