The magnificent Sydney Town Hall where Act 1 of this year's Helpmann Awards were held last night (and where I was performing a night before). So far it looks like Muriel's Wedding and Beautiful are doing very well! Can't wait to find out the rest of the winners at tonight's Act 2 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney 😊 ~ Dan
Anyone else have a severe case of the Sunday scaries goin on right now? WELLLLLL I SURE DO. Howwwwwww about we all try our damndest to get through the week and we will all hang out this Saturday night at @pianofightsf??? Good plan! Link for tickets in bio!
"…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations… Cronin's pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain's resilience and to the child she lost." - JASON BLAKE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. More info for Letters to Lindy in bio.
A singing and dancing audition in front of 3 directors for this show was effing scary, but now I’m loving that I didn’t chicken out #thoughtaboutit . I know I’ll be shitting myself on opening night but game on, bring it on, I’ll be there with an absolutely amazing cast and crew around me........surely one of them will have a spare pair of undies. GET YOUR TICKETS from @theatreroyalhobart PEEPS!!! Ps @bennyobrien and @helenofhobart, you’re both coming backstage every night of the show, I can’t create this hair and make-up myself!! 🤷♀️ #thankyouloveyou
“Future’s Eve is my first solo show,” says Perth-based artist Michelle Aitken (@_michellezebub) “On one level, it’s about our gendered and erotic relationships with technology – sexbots, Siri, sci-fi and the sense that this all isn’t good enough.
It’s also about me as an artist, navigating a self-made minefield of ethical questions, pop-culture and cutting-edge technologies and coming out the other side without any answers.
The futures of flying cars, sex robots and marvellous new ways of making food are also the futures – from what much of cult sci-fi tells us – with serious downsides: Massive disparities in wealth; apocalyptic landscapes of ecological collapse, and most interestingly to me, the saturation of images of man-made, born-sexy-yesterday women for cool male protagonists to save, sleep with, or vanquish.
Of course, I know movies are not predictions of real things waiting to happen. But the thing is, this future seems more than a little like what we’re heading towards. Sex robots are becoming more and more lifelike and I do think film can reveal to us societal anxieties about man-made women: The destructive, defective, disposable and objectified.
This isn’t a future I want to live in.
Sometimes I feel helpless in the face of this future. And often the extent of my ability to communicate about change making is to say, ‘I have a really bad feeling about this.’
What making a show gives to this feeling is the opportunity to imagine better futures, and share these dreams with other people.
And so, Future’s Eve is filled with melodrama, snark, silver unitards, confusion, rage, revenge, dorky gags, and ultimately hope.
It’s the sense of hope that I think is the most important. I want to spark new ideas, and conversations, and possibly in the smallest way, have us think about the role we all play, through complicity or otherwise, in the unfolding of our global future.”
Full story by @_michellezebub on AudreyJournal.com.au, link in bio ⬆️, FUTURE’S EVE is @bondifeast from July 17-20 #bondifeast#bondi#sydney#sydneytheatre#theatre
Wow wow wow! SO incredible to see this unbelievably talented lady play Gloria Estefan in ‘On Your Feet’ at the Pantages! You killed it @marinampires !!!!! (But also, send help cause that damn song is STILL stuck in my head).