Theatre Library - Archive (2011-2015)

A  collection of theatre-related links
(NOTE: this page has not been updated for a while and some links may be outdated)

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/apr/19/untold-stories-western-sydney-theatre-companies-put-diversity-at-centre-stage Western Sydney Theatre Companies Put Diversity At Centre Stage
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/richard-watts/disturbing-not-pleasing-should-be-arts-role-246981 "Disturbing, not pleasing, should be art's role"
http://touringselector.com/about National Touring Selector - a tool for performing arts touring & programming in Australia
http://creative.vic.gov.au/News/In_Brief/2015/Creative_Industries_Taskforce_Report_Released Creative Industries Taskforce Report Released (Nov 27, 2015)  via Creative Victoria
http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/arts-in-nsw/create-in-nsw/the-nsw-arts-and-cultural-policy-framework-create-in-nsw/
Create in NSW: Arts and Cultural Policy Framework
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/performing-arts/madeleine-dore/eight-ways-to-deal-with-post-project-blues-249804  "8 ways to deal with post-project blues" via M. Dore 
(Article / The Stage) Routes In Handbook: A Guide To Getting New Work Programmed In The North Of England
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/first-routes-handbook-emerging-theatremakers-published/
(54-page PDF file) Routes In Handbook: A Guide To Getting New Work Programmed In The North Of England
http://arconline.co.uk/sites/default/files/images/Routes%20In%20-%20A%20guide%20to%20getting%20new%20work%20programmed%20in%20the%20North%20of%20England.pdf
http://www.equityfoundation.org.au/equity-news/the-australian-actors-wellbeing-study.html The 2015 Actors Wellbeing Study (short description of)
http://alliance.org.au/documents/The_Australian_Actors_Wellbeing_Study.pdf The 2015 Actors Wellbeing Study (actual Preliminary Report of, PDF file)
http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/how-drama-activates-learning-9781441136343/ 'How Drama Activates Learning' published by Bloomsbury Academic
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_binder_the_arts_festival_revolution?language=en 'The Arts Festival Revolution' - a (2012) #TEDX talk by David Binder
https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_cameron_tedxyyc/transcript?language=en 'The True Power of the Performing Arts' - a (2010) TEDx talk by Ben Cameron
https://sup-estore.sydney.edu.au/jspcart/cart/Product.jsp?nID=974&nCategoryID=30  The State Of The Art : Teaching Drama In The 21st Century (publication)
http://www.thejoyfueledteacher.com/the-joy-fueled-classroom/the-beautiful-qualities-of-drama-educators The Beautiful Qualities of Drama Educators
https://www.uwgb.edu/theatre/program/skills.asp A List of Skills & Abilities Gained From Theatre Training (a useful reference for actor resume's !!)
https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/47440/official-london-west-end-theatres/ Links to London's West End Theatres
http://thekilroys.org/list-2015/ THE LIST 2015 via The Kilroys : 53 most recommended new plays by female and trans* playwrights (USA ?)
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/the-arts-matter-to-australia-and-the-data-shows-it/ The Arts Matter To Australia and the Data Shows It (March 2015)
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/nov/24/joanna-murray-smith-writing-has-saved-my-life?CMP=soc_568 'Writing has saved my life' - Joanna Murray-Smith
http://australianplays.org/some-notes-on-the-text Some Notes on the Text (Nov 24, 2014) A personal perspective on the fall and rise of Australian dramaturgy / by Iain Sinclair
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2014/sep/10/theatre-surtitles-language-translation The Trouble With Theatre Surtitles / by Lyn Gardner (The Guardian, UK)
http://howlround.com/sarah-ruhl-in-conversation-with-polly-carl Playwright Sarah Ruhl in conversation with Polly Carl
http://howlround.com/the-theater-of-the-future The Theater of the Future / by Meiyin Wang
http://www.theoi.com/TreeHesiodLatin.html A clickable Family-Tree of the Greek Gods (useful for anyone studying early Greek plays/theatre)
http://davidpauljobling.com/2013/10/26/nick-enright-in-conversation-with-david-jobling/ Nick Enright (R.I.P.) in conversation with David Paul Jobling (from 2002)
https://westsydneyfront.wordpress.com/about/ Western Sydney Frontier (blog) : Arts activism in Western Sydney with Katherine Knight
Transcript of playwright Andrew Bovell's Keynote Address at the 2014 Australian National Play Festival (Sydney, June 12, 2014)
http://www.pwa.org.au/npf14-keynote-transcript/

Audio of  playwright Andrew Bovell's Keynote Address at the 2014 Australian National Play Festival (Sydney, June 12, 2014)
https://soundcloud.com/playwritingaustralia/andrew-bovell-keynote-address-national-play-festival-2014 
Defining Theatre's Value (in context of the UK arts funding debate)
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2014/jun/16/how-measure-theatre-value-arts-funding?CMP=new_1194
http://www.alliance.org.au/actors-equity-establishes-diversity-committee Actors Equity establishes diversity committee - July 5, 2013
Playwright Andrew Bovell addresses the issue of racism in Australian theatre  June 10, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/australia-culture-blog/2014/jun/12/is-australian-theatre-racist Is Australian theatre racist ? article by playwright Nakkia Lui
https://storify.com/howlround/ The #Newplay weekly twitter discussion on theatre topics is archived here on Storify.
https://storify.com/howlround/how-are-theater-makers-using-the-internet How are theater makers using the internet ? A Storify archive of twitter discussion
http://brooklynrail.org/2011/10/theater/sound-designers-robert-kaplowitz-cricket-s-myers-and-matt-hubbs Sound Design:  interviews with 3 top creative artists  (USA)
http://meanjin.com.au/articles/post/political-theatremakers-fregmonto-stokes/ Political theatremakers: Meanjin interview with Fregmonto Stokes
We Exist! - a list of women playwrights - female and trans playwrights around the world are welcome to add their details to this public document
Perspectives On Theatre Criticism - a video of a recent Keynote speech  by USA Playwright, Lauren Gunderson (April 4, 2014)
http://postcardsgods.blogspot.de/2014/06/on-criticism-guardian-years.html On Theatre Criticism - blog by Andrew Haydon (UK)
Gender Parity in Theatre - video of a discussion on Gender parity in Theatre  forum hosted by www.Stagesource.org in Boston USA - April 27, 2014
http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/whos-afraid-of-patricia-cornelius/ Who's Afraid Of Patricia Cornelius ?
http://australianplays.org/the-australian-bad-play The Australian Bad Play - Jana Perkovic on the pitfalls of Australian playwriting
http://howlround.com/where-do-we-look-going-to-the-theater-as-a-deaf-person Going to the theatre as a deaf person by Ariel Baker-Gibbs
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/6D1AEB2E7CCACD0CCA257C39000B697B?OpenDocument ABS to measure the economic contribution of culture / Statistics on the economic contribution of cultural & creative activity in Australia will be released Feb 2014 by Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2013-2014-Website-list.pdf  Projects Funded by Arts NSW 2013-2014
 Theatres For The Twenty First Century (A Report On Sustainable Business Models for New York City's Off and Off Off Broadway Theatres)
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/treading-the-boards-creative-writing-for-beginners/ Treading the boards: Creative Writing For Beginners - a video of a Wheeler Centre discussion. Featuring Geoffrey Rush, Neil Armfield, Colin Batrouney & Denise Scott.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho3NFzKO_Ag - New Work Vs Adaptation - John McCallum Keynote Speech , March 2012
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/when-all-the-worlds-a-stage-20130803-2r5sd.html When All The World's A Stage / John Bailey in The Age newspaper
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/blog/Alison-Croggon/playwright-versus-director-130731/default.htm The Perfect Storm: Playwright vs Director / article by Alison Croggon
Theatre Debate Is A Generational Battle For The Ages / Article by Ralph Myers in The Australian newspaper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ec-o03lg6s&feature=youtu.be Video -  June 23, 2013 -  NSW Theatre Network Meeting
Are local (Australian)  stories being swept of the stage / Podcast
The local voices being swept off the stage / Rosemary Neill in The Australian newspaper
Theatre directors are hooked on classics as the adaptation takes over / by Rosemary Neil in The Australian newspaper
http://www.theatrevoice.com/the-archive/ Theatre Voice / an amazing collective of audio interviews about theatre (mostly in the UK)
http://www.liveperformance.com.au/halloffame/index.htm The Australian Live Performance Hall of Fame
http://www.inapac.com.au/about  INAPAC - the representative body for Performing Arts Centres in NSW and ACT
https://soundcloud.com/fresh-ink-atyp  Fresh Ink Forum  ATYP Podcast : Writing for young audiences.
Leading practitioners Finegan Kruckemeyer, Tim McGarry, Debra Oswald and Jo Turner talk about their experiences and their processes in producing work for young audiences and performers. 
http://www.stagebitz.com StageBitz - a way of sharing props and stage scenery between theatres - Australian website
Women in Theatre  - Women in Theatre - Australia Council Report released April 2012
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/dec/10/women-in-theatre-glass-ceiling?CMP=twt_gu Women in theatre: why do so few make it to the top? (Guardian article)
http://www.ampag.com.au/ Australian Major Performing Arts Group
http://www.samag.org  The Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group - Host very interesting monthly seminars
http://www.actorsbenevolentfund.org.au/ The Actors Benevolent Fund - please consider supporting
http://www.aspah.org.au/news/ Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare
http://www.pata.com.au/ Performing Arts Touring Alliance
http://www.arts.gov.au/arts/playing_australia Playing Australia - the Australian Government's National Performing Arts Touring Program
http://touringselector.com Touring Selector -  gives venues across Australia opportunity to view all product that is available to tour.
http://www.kultour.com.au Kultour - national touring network  fostering awareness of Australian multicultural arts
http://www.artsontour.com.au Arts On Tour NSW - the key servicing Organisation for performing arts in NSW
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/ Australia Council For The Arts - Federal Government body
http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/ Arts NSW - NSW Government body
http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/Home Arts VICTORIA - Victorian Government body
http://www.theatrenetworkaustralia.com/ Theatre Network Australia 
http://www.performingartsmarket.com.au/ Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM2014) in Brisbane Feb 18-22, 2014
http://tnv.net.au/resources Theatre Network Victoria / Online Resources page
http://www.sbwfoundation.com/ The Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation
http://www.liveperformance.com.au/ Live Performance Australia (LPA) - the peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry
http://writelocalplayglobal.org/ Write Local Play Global /all about playwrights for young audiences , Kennedy Centre USA
http://playsubmissionshelper.com/blog/ Play Submission Helper Blog
http://www.pwa.org.au/AboutUs/ Playwriting Australia 
http://www.AustralianPlays.org/red-door RED DOOR - a new digital publishing imprint of the Australian Script Centre. 
http://www.australianplays.org  AustralianPlays.org a showcase of the best Australian playscripts
http://www.ozscript.org/ OZScript ; Australian Script Centre
http://www.playlab.org.au/index.php/publications/shop/new-vintage Playlab's 'New Vintage' / historical Australian plays for $9.95 each !
http://www.samuelfrench.com/catalog/search Samuel French Database Play Search 
http://licensing.halleonard.com.au/ Hal Leonard Australia / licensing agent of plays & musicals
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/search.asp Dramatists' Play Service Play Finder
http://www.mtishows.com/find_a_show.asp Music Theatre International Database Search
http://gutenberg.net.au/ Project Gutenberg Australia - A treasure-trove of literature
http://australianplays.org/script-search  Australian Play Monologues - a searchable database of 625 monologues  from 371 of Australian plays. 
http://australianplays.org/monologues/ (this page includes a description of the above script-search)
http://australianplays.org/awards Playwriting Awards on offer in Australia
http://www.performance4a.org.au/ Performance 4a ; an Asian-Australian Performance website and directory
http://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/Drama Australian Drama at AustLit (register for access with your State Library)
http://aszym.blogspot.com/2009/01/advice-for-playwrights-starting-out.html  Advice for playwrights starting out - a blog by Adam Szymkowicz (USA) 
http://lafpi.com/ The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative
http://www.egoetschius.com/female-directors-across-the-country/ Links to female theatre directors in the USA
http://newplaymap.org/ New Play Map (USA) / A mapped guide to new plays being produced in the USA
http://aszym.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/650-playwright-interviews-alphabetical.html?spref=tw  650 playwright interviews- blog by Adam Szymkowicz (USA) 
http://aszym.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/artistic-director-interviews.html Interviews with Artistic Directors - Adam Szymkowicz (USA)
http://outsideeyeproject.wordpress.com/ Outside Eye - blog ; A discussion on the role of the dramaturg 
http://www.doollee.com/Main%20Pages/2AboutDoollee.htm DOOLLEE (an international database of theatres and plays)
https://sites.google.com/site/stagemanagementnetau/ Stage Management Network Australia website
https://www.facebook.com/groups/smnetworkaustralia/ Stage Management Network Australia Facebook page
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/features/social-media-theatre  An article on social media and theatre
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/features/dealing-criticism-advice-hugh-jackman-changed-my-life Article on dealing with criticism
http://schoolshownodrama.com.au/ School Show No Drama - a site to help with advice for school theatre productions

Australian theatre internationally

"Bring Australian theatre in from the outback" / by director Adam Spreadbury-Maher / The Guardian, UK
"Act globally, think globally" / by playwright Timothy Daly

Interviews with actors, directors, playwrights etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzUHNLmEmfE&feature=em-uploademail-new 'They don't write 'em like that any more' - a videoed discussion of theatre among theatre practitioners Van Badham, Kate Mulvany, Stephen Sewell, Chris Mead & actor Hamish Michael, hosted by Tom Healey (Literary Manager at the Australian Script Centre) and filmed at the Peacock Theatre in Hobart Tasmania, Sept 17, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgiFFKqqxd0 Video of the Griffin Theatre "Where we are as playwrights" Forum, June 14, 2012
An article about Australian actress Robyn Nevin
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/tom-stoppard/ British Playwright Tom Stoppard in discussion with Alison Croggon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vqYChddZI0 Actor Toby Schmitz interviews (12-min.) John Bell (of Bell Shakespeare) 
http://www.theatrevoice.com/about-us/ TheatreVoice - database of audio interviews about British theatre since 2003
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/artworks/stories/2011/3324353.htm Ray Lawler and the S.O.T.S.Doll (ABC audio interview)
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/09/28/3328064.htm Ray Lawler and Neil Armfield discuss The Doll legacy (audio)
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/theatrical-tendencies/ Theatrical tendencies Wheeler Centre video
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/critical-failure-theatre/ Critical failure ; theatre (Wheeler Centre video)
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/drama-queens/ Drama Queens / Wheeler Centre video
Double Act  Actor Robyn Nevin and playwright Lally Katz
Judy Davis, 1987  part 1 . Actor Judy Davis 6 minute interview youtube
Judy Davis, 1987  part 2. Actor Judy Davis 9 minute interview, youtube
http://theprocesspodcast.com/ The Process Podcast / interviews with leading Australian based artists
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/artworks/stories/2011/3286479.htm Interview with Michael Gow (playwright) meets Tennessee Williams
http://jackhibberd.com/ Jack Hibberd / playwright website

Articles covering/relating to the Australian Theatre Forum (Jan 20-23, 2015 in Sydney)

http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/disturbing-not-pleasing-should-be-arts-role-246981 by Richard Watts
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/who-owns-indigenous-stories-246931 by Richard Watts
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/atf-2015-ends-in-abbott-no-confidence-motion-246960 by Richard Watts
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/careeradvice/performing-arts/sustaining-an-arts-career-in-the-regions-246977 by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only)
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/theatre-network-nsw-launches-in-sydney-246944 by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only)
http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/keeping-theatre-makers-safe-246932 by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only)
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s4169565.htm by Alison Croggon
http://ellenbelloo.com/2015/01/27/atf-2015-wednesday-in-review/ by Kathryn Lyall-Watson
http://rachealsrealm.com/2015/01/28/australian-theatre-forum-2015-atf2015/ by Racheal Missingham
http://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/theatre-forum-proclaims-motion-of-no-confidence-in-the-australian-governmen/ by Australian Leisure Management
http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/postcard-from-the-australian-theatre-forum-sydney/17956 by Humphrey Bower
http://fishamble.com/jim-culleton-at-australian-theatre-forum-conference-2015/ by Jim Culleton / Fishamble Theatre Co.
http://www.erasmusprijs.org/?lang=en&page=Nieuws&mode=detail&item=Speech+Frie+Leysen+online  A previous speech (2014) by Frie Leysen
https://jamielewisperforms.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-artist-as-entrepreneur/ by Jamie Lewis
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