Welcome to Witness, a new home for discussion of Australian performance. Have a look around – we’re celebrating our first month with free access to all our editorial.
Jane Howard on Akram Khan’s new work Xenos, which played at the Adelaide Festival at the beginning of a world tour
“David Finnigan seems the most unlikely candidate for a provocateur. He’s intelligent, polite, slightly awkward. But this unassuming guy has a real talent for generating controversy.” Robert Reid reviews Kill Climate Deniers
A detailed and powerful production from Lightning Jar which is well worth your time. Alison Croggon reviews Venus in Fur
First Nations Emerging Critic Carissa Lee looks at why intersectional feminism in Australian Indigenous theatre is profoundly necessary.
Alison Croggon looks at sexual harassment in the performing arts. Australia, we have a problem.
Witness Histories Part 1: Choreographer and creative director of the Yirramboi First Nations Festival Jacob Boehme talks to Robert Reid about 80,000 years of Indigenous performance history in Australia.
Witness Histories Part 2: Jacob Boehme talks to Robert Reid about 80,000 years of Indigenous performance history in Australia. Modernism? Post-dramatic theatre? What makes Europeans think that these are new ideas?
This is Lepage at his best, opening epic dimensions within intimate, domestic moments. Alison Croggon on The Far Side of the Moon and Polyglot Theatre’s playful Cerita Anak
Nassim has the apparently artless simplicity that emerges only from endless artfulness. It begins with nobody knowing anything: even the actor has never seen the script before.
Fanfare! As we threatened, we have put together an exciting program of Melbourne Live Nights with our Stage Partners, in which you come to the theatre with us and tell us what you thought. This is Book Club for theatre: an informal chat after a show, facilitated by Witness.
Come with Witness to see Jodee Mundy’s Personal, a blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation that delves into the contradictions of living in a Deaf family in a society that views the family with voyeuristic curiosity.