ON: The Girl The Woman with Nisrine Amine and Aanisa Vylet

Twelve years in the making, wild and funny until it’s not, The Girl / The Woman, is an exhilarating two-woman collision of body and mind, desire and tradition, language and visionary theatricality. Join the conversation with performers Nisrine Amine and Aanisa Vylet.

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ON: The Rolling Stone with Zufi Emerson and Damon Manns

British writer Chris Urch’s award-winning play: The Rolling Stone zeroes in on the city of Kampala, Uganda and brings to audiences internationally, a story of family, religion, culture, sexuality; and the raptures that occur when they violently clash.  Outhouse Theatre (Dry Land) will be bringing this work to life in its Australian premiere this July at Seymour Centre. We had a chat with Zufi Emerson and Damon Manns about their experiences working with the play and their hopes for this production- tune in for some gems!

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SERIES: Diversity in Practice with Bakri Mahmoud

Diversity in Australian Media will be presenting: Diversity in Practice, a panel discussion programmed as part of this year’s Vivid Sydney Festival, with an aim of examining how change can occur within organisations and age-old institutions. We had a chat with one of the panellists- video journalist Bakri Mahmoud about all things media, accessibility and criticism.

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Series: Diversity in Practice with Megan Riakos

There’s a range of organisational and structural processes that impede on individuals ability to effectively engage in their desired practice. Diversity in Practice, a panel discussion curated by Diversity in Australian Media, seeks to actively engage with the question of how to shift these organisational processes. Megan Rioakos- the president of WIFT (Women in Film and Television) is currently addressing the lack of carer support within the film industry and has shared insights from the work she’s done with us.

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Series: Diversity in Practice with Tasnim Hossain

The workforce of Australia’s media and screen industries is becoming increasingly diverse, leading to exciting creative collaborations and opportunities. However, many insiders still don’t understand why diversity is important and how to do it well. Tune into the conversation with Playwright, performer and Screenwriter Tasnim Hossain.

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ON HART with Ian Michael

We sat down with Ian Michael who’s about to bring HART on its first trip to Sydney. Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations, and weaving them with stories from his own family, Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country. Make sure to catch the show while it’s here

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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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