[ 6 August 2013 to 10 August 2013. 17 August 2013; ]
The worlds largest short play festival returns to Canberra for its 5th year.
Short + Sweet features 30 short plays. There are no rules regarding the content of the plays, the only rule is that they must be under 10 minutes.
The result is always a bit of a roller-coaster of entertainment. Some plays are awful, but [...]
[ 8 July 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s cabaret night with a heart of gold is returning again, and I’ll see you there:
Mondayitis Cabaret are gearing up for another spectacle, this time worshiping at the altar of the gods.
‘Before The Tempest’
This Bacchanal will, of course, be hosted by none other than the god of theatre, wine and ecstatic dance himself; the twice [...]
It would seem the awkwardness arising from gifting the Chief Minister with nipple tassles at the opening of his cabaret bookstore has passed and Joy Burch is this morning announcing the restoration of the once and future Fringe Festival producer:
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch today announced that Jorian Gardner will return to the role of [...]
[ 21 June 2013 to 6 July 2013. ]
Last night Goosepig and I took up an invitation to the opening night of Canberra Rep’s Jazz Garters at Theatre 3 (behind the School of Art).
Jazz Garters is in some ways an evolution of the Old Time Music Hall, with a more jazz bar / music revue feel.
There’s singing, dancing, and short comedy numbers, often [...]
Just saw a really great little Canberra play: very funny, very sweet, very Canberra in-jokes.
Get out and support a genuine local product (how local? The lady serving the coffee is the playwright/director’s Mum!)
A message from Caroline Stacey:
Did you know that The Street Theatre is a not-for-profit arts organisation?
That means we run a tight ship, with all our resources being directed to achieve our purpose – to be a creative space connecting people in Canberra through making live theatre-performance
experiences that inspire possibilities, foster critical thinking and offer changing [...]
[ 21 June 2013 to 23 June 2013. ]
Hey Rioters, it’s nearing the end of the working week and maybe the real week depending on which calendar system you prescribe to so it’s time to start planning your weekend!
As always here are some things we know about here at the RiotACT mobile bunker, and you can leave your tips in the comments below!
Today Joy Burch formally launched this year’s Voices in the Forest event at the National Arboretum today, which is a little confusing as the event isn’t on until late November.
Ahh well, no harm is getting excited early.
I have never made it to one of these events, but Rioter Poetix wrote us a review of last [...]
Derek Scott is a talented man, and he will be running a 3 hour clowning workshop at the Street Theatre on July the 5th.
It sounds pretty amazing.
Derek Scott is an internationally acclaimed actor, clown, director, producer and teacher, who has performed around the world, including on Broadway and London’s West End.
He has performed and [...]
A friend of mine works and parks at the Airport.
He keeps a parking card issued on September 6 2012 in his wallet.
Occasionally he puts it in the machine to see how much its racked up.
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in [...]
[ 15 June 2013 to 16 June 2013. ]
Critically praised Doctor Who based comedy theatre coming to my Canberra?
I am so there, any other Rioter Whovians going to heed the call?
Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan. Melbourne comedian Rob Lloyd puts The Doctor on trial in WHO, ME, a comedy show about obsession and it’s [...]
[ 7 June 2013 to 9 June 2013. ]
The wheel turns, the Game of Thrones season approaches its end, and we’ve got another weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 20 June 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
This in from P.S. Cottier:
The evening will kick off at 6pm with a half hour set from local band Jason Recliner.
This will be followed by readings from our three writers Nigel Featherstone, PS Cottier and JC Inman.
Please feel free to let your friends and family know!
This is a short film (7 mins) filmed & produced by a local Canberran. Please check it out & share,like & comment!!
Falcon Convertible is a short film about two Australian brothers who overcome natural obstacles in pursuit of fun. There is no dialog in the film and the action paints a picture of what Aussie [...]
Tom Armstrong has put a real beauty of a video onto YouTube:
Canberra’s 100th Birthday. Happy birthday you cold bastard!
What was your favourite line?
[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]
[ 31 May 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, will be injecting you with its latest dose of live music and dance this May by bringing you the next in their event showcase – Leave Them With A Ska!
Leave Them With A Ska is a runaway train of entertainment featuring local and interstate Ska bands, teamed with a [...]
As Canberra’s very own zombie flick trundles to completion they’ve released the above “Cannes Trailer”.
Looking forward to seeing what all the hard work and enthusiasm comes to!
Word Play is the latest outing from Boho Interactive and is running at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
As an experience it is certainly novel. Downright unusual in fact.
On arrival you’re instructed how to get the appropriate app on your phone (SMS to a number can be done with those stuck on ancient platforms who still want [...]
CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone.
Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]
[ 21 June 2013 to 6 July 2013. ]
REP are putting on Jazz Garters, their annual song and dance show in June this year at Theatre 3.
The third production for REP’s 2013 season is Jazz Garters. Opening on 21 June, the production continues until 6 July at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Cate Clelland, with Choreographer Lisa Buckley and Musical [...]
Boho’s new show Word Play opens this Wednesday at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Using text messages and a purpose-built phone app, the audience are able to interact directly with the performance, communicating with the performers and controlling them through a series of live computer game sequences.
The biggest 10 minute theatre festival in the world is coming back to Canberra and is looking for people who like to do things. Theatre things.
Short+Sweet Canberra returns in August and the festival is on the look out for ACT based actors, directors, writers and Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) to take part.Now in its fifth [...]
[ 29 May 2013 to 1 June 2013. ] The Major Minor Party is a new theatre show that examines the minor parties that make up our political landscape.
Commissioned for Canberra’s Centenary, the highly entertaining and thought provoking world premiere of version 1.0’s The Major Minor Party, opens at The Playhouse from 29 May to 1 June.
The Major Minor Party explores the realm of [...]
[ 17 May 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]
The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.
Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.
I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. [...]
[ 3 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
This just in:
May Poetry Slam Part 1
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam
Part 1 starts Friday the 3rd at the Front Gallery. As with all our slams, we start with the open mic at 7:30 before moving onto the Slam.
The slam rules:
– 3 minute limit
– 1 [...]
Smiths Alternative Bookshop was relaunched last night as Smiths Alternative under Jorian Gardner and Domenic Mico’s stewardship.
It’s going to be a very funky little venue, now with a dedicated stage so keep your eyes peeled.
David Howe has sent in some pictures from the opening. The man who looks like John Howard is in fact former [...]
[ 18 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; 25 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
“Burning The Midnight Oil” – a tribute show that shakes and moves featuring George Huitker & Junk Sculpture.
Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant (at ANU). May 18 & 25 at 7pm.
Dinner and show.
Bookings essential – 02 62572718
[ 28 April 2013; ]
The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.
I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.
The video [...]
[ 18 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]
– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)
– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)
– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm
– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm
– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]
[ 19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]
The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).
But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.
[ 18 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.
It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).
Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:
In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]