ON Batch Festival: Brown Skin Girl with Ayeesha Ash and Emele Ugavule

We had the great privilege of sitting down with the Co-Artistic Directors of Black Birds- Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash about their new show Brown Skin Girl showing for a very limited season at Griffin Theatre as part of the Batch Festival. Have a read of the vision that these incredible trailblazers have for their company and Australia’s cultural landscape.

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Merging Latin-American tradition and personal experience, director Daisy Montalvo is bringing Australia’s first Telenovela to life.

A web-series currently in production and slated for a mid-2018 release, Las Rosas is the Western Sydney telenovela produced by CuriousWorks. Set in Mount Druitt, the telenovela fuses a Latin-American tradition and adapts it to Australian culture to create a Latin-Australian story that we rarely get see.

By Carolina De La Piedra

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ON Going Down with Michele Lee and Catherine Davies

Having brought us RICE last year at Griffin Theatre, Michele Lee returns to Sydney with a new play–Going Down at Sydney Theatre Company. The winner of both the Queensland and Victorian Premier’s Awards for Drama introduces us to Natalie, a struggling semi-autobiographical  Melbournian memoirist who’s infuriated by the success of her rival Lu Lu. While Natalie refuses to write about her family experiences and culture, Lu Lu writes about nothing but hers. As Natalie doubles down with a vow to write a new memoir, 100 Cocks in 100 Nights, we’re asked the question: just what is the perfect migrant narrative

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Sampa The Great flexes her #blackgirlmagik in Premiere music video

Sampa The Great (Sampa Tembo) is amongst rap royalty in Australia; the Zambian-born, Melbourne-based artist has built a loyal fan base down under thanks to her high calibre performances and creative outputs. Her solo and collaborative efforts with the likes of Australian duo REMI and producer Godriguez have attracted serious attention from some of hip hop’s...
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Women of Colour: The Intersectional Experience

About Through 4 installments we meet a range of Sydney women and engage in the conversation around their very existence— that of living in the juncture of a mixture of culture, race, religion, gender and sexuality Artist's Statement The intention of this project was to give a platform to an identity that’s often the last...
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