Well... Relatively short anyway.
This blog was conceived in a car. Simon (my co-blogger) and I were travelling to Sydney to see STC’s rather excellent War of the Roses and, in what slowly stopped being a joke about getting to meet Allison Croggan, we hit upon the need in the online arts blogging community for a student voice. A voice focused on how seeing independent and professional theatre can shape and influence a young emerging artist. We thought back to our favourite shows over the past years and how the sessions in which we saw them at Uni were changed and effected by these experiences, what we learnt from them. We remembered how shows like Martin Del Amo’s Never Been This Far Away From Home Before opened our eyes to stillness and storytelling, how UOW’s Oedipus Wrecks showed us excess and the magic of an unexpected dance number and how Company B’s Who’s Afraid... blew our heads off completely and made us point back to the theatre on our way out and say: “I want to be able to do that.”
So in memory of these and many other shows, we decided it was time to share our impressions of the theatre we see and the impression that they make on us as we finish up our final years of study.
Wish us luck.