Stage Briefs

$345 Million Plan to Restart and Rebuild Live Performance Industry

Live Performance Australia has developed a $345 million plan to help the live performance industry restart, rebuild and reopen for audiences following the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan includes capital investment in performing arts companies and productions to help them restart, extending income support to businesses and individuals to retain jobs, and incentives to encourage Australians to return to live performance events.

Seeing Horrors Online

The University Theatre Ensemble presents Seeing Horrors 2 by Mark Roger, directed by Dominique Sweeney and presented by Charles Sturt University Third Year Acting Students.2020 Live Zoom Theatre.3rd - 6th June 2020 

An online performance of horror suspense, created by award winning playwright Mark Rogers, Seeing Horrors 2 begins with a laugh, climaxes with a bang and ends with…

Join a live Zoom adventure to find out, if you can bear the suspense. 

Spooky Men - Massive Singlets

The Spooky Men – led by their ‘spookmeister’ Stephen Taberner – have burst the Covid choral barrier with a massive on-line community sing that boasts up to 500 singers of all ages and backgrounds - weekly and worldwide!

The weekly Massive Singlets - with an adult edition, a kids’ edition, a ukulele edition and a massive ‘spooky’ edition - promise to ‘gloriously transcend’ the technical limitations of zoom singing and deliver choral adventures that are fun AND redemptive.

Watch Jonathan Biggins and Phil Scott at Home.

Tune in from home to hear the latest from The Wharf Revue’s Jonathan Biggins and Phil Scott.

Theatre In A Box – Coming Soon!

Everyone is aware that with the outbreak of the “virus”, the Australian performing arts industry experienced a complete shutdown. For Paul Morrison, the owner of small business Fantastix Production Essentials that meant that in space of just 48 hours, his entire income and scheduled work for the remainder of 2020 (and beyond) was cancelled.

From Stage Scenery to Your Home.

When theatres fell dark across Australia in March 2020 the effects were felt through the entire live entertainment industry. Productions were cancelled with no understanding of when they were to reopen. NJW Designs quickly prepared for their show stopping number to entertain the lost audiences with a functional range of products for the home.

Charity Monologue-Athon Pitting Performers Against The Clock

The Monologue-athon: The Ultimate Actor Challenge, in association with Mashed Theatre Inc. (MTi) is a 24-hour, livestreamed, interactive event being held on the 30 May 2020.

You’ll Never Walk Alone - Riverside Theatres Digital

Stay home and hear your favourite musical theatre tunes with Helpmann award- winner Luke Joslin and friends!

$50 Million Rescue/Restart Package for Arts in NSW

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rescue and Restart package is intended to support arts and cultural organisations across NSW.

The NSW Government recognises the important contribution the arts and cultural sector makes to the NSW economy, as well as to the community’s wellbeing, particularly during challenging times.


Darlinghurst Theatre Company Begins Path Through Covid

As restrictions on public gatherings ease, Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Amylia Harris to the position of Co-Artistic Director. It is a key step in theatre’s plans to emerge from lockdown.

Amylia joined Darlinghurst Theatre Company in October 2015. Her career spans television and stage, most recently as the company’s Creative Producer. Working alongside CEO and Artistic Director, Glenn Terry, she has diversified the work of the company, with festivals, cabarets, playwriting programs and community partnerships.