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OMAR MUSA: SINCE ALI DIED

What You Need To Know About… Omar Musa   The calligraphic tattoo on Omar Musa’s right arm says it all: Penglipur lara. In Malay it has multiple meanings but in its simplest terms, it translates to ‘storyteller’. It’s something Musa was born i...

INTERVIEW: THE MORAL DILEMMA

What would you do to make sure your children don’t suffer? How far would you go for your family? How far would you go to ensure your child doesn’t feel like they are on its own? Steve Rodgers, playwright and actor, chats to Elissa Blake from Audre...

Interview: Madame Butterfly

The Chinese-born soprano Sharon Zhai and the Western Sydney-born tenor Matt Reardon are meeting each other for the first time. This interview and photoshoot is something of an icebreaker. Steve Dow from Audrey Journal reports.

Interview: Nat Jobe

The last time Riverside audiences saw Nat Jobe he was a donkey. Before that, he toured Australia dressed as a sheep and played a hyena in Disney's The Lion King. He was both Dog and Frog in the family show Room on the Broom. This winter he joins u...

Riverside – A Place for Hire, A Place for Community

Meet three of Riverside’s regular hirers who influence the diversity of our program: Lingalayam Dance Company, Cumberland Gang Show and Sport for Jove Theatre Company. All three will present shows in one of our three theatres this winter.

Three Women Playwrights:
Part 1 – The Emerging Voice

Guest writer Elissa Blake from Audrey Journal met three women playwrights at different points in their careers who will have their plays presented at Riverside during winter. This is Part 1: The Emerging Voice: Aanisa Vylet. “I’m trying to empower...

Interview: Playwright, Jane Harrison

Lauren Carroll Harris from Audrey Journal chatted with Australian playwright, Jane Harrison about her career and the life of her play, Stolen, which will begin it's NSW tour at Riverside in late May.

Religion, Ritual and Theatre – Quiet Faith

Australian playwright David Williams’ unconventional theatre work, Quiet Faith, gets to the heart of many things – religion, belonging, community, conflicted loyalties and Christian Australia in its endless variety. Guest writer Lauren Carroll Har...

Poetry, Palestine and Parramatta

Written and performed by Amer Hlehel, an actor and director based in Haifa, Palestine, guest blogger Elissa Blake, writes about Taha a new play that tells the story of how a young villager and his family are swept up in calamitous events, and of h...

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