It makes sense to fund major arts companies and not small ones because the large ones do most of the touring, says Arts Minister George Brandis. Except that is blatantly false. Crikey arts writer Ben Eltham and Crikey intern Joely Mitchell crunch the numbers.
What to do when "an extraordinary disappointment" in your review becomes "Extraordinary!" on the side of the theatre.
Cate Blanchett charmed a packed house in Sydney last night, as part of her interview with Anne Summers.
The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.
When a student complained about being "forced" to appear naked on stage, all hell broke loose. Flinders University academic and theatremaker Julian Meyrick peels back the madness to find the truth.
The infamous performance troupe isn't too cerebral, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke
Australia's most celebrated playwright has written a new work on the life of the country's most famous son. David Williamson talks to Crikey about capturing the media mogul for the stage.
There's a fierce debate on the Australian stage over classic texts, original plays and the blurry line between the two. Theatremaker and La Boite artistic director David Berthold hopes it inspires better writing.