In 2020 Belvoir will premiere the new comedy Miss Peony by Michelle Law, the writer of the nationwide smash hit Single Asian Female. Members of the community are now invited to apply for auditions for this production.
Last week Counting & Cracking received the Victorian Prize for Literature and Prize for Drama in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. It’s a wonderful recognition of this epic work by by S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack, one that was five years in the making. It is only the second time a play has won both the drama award […]
Last night at the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2019 Belvoir took home the win in five categories: • Best Mainstage Production – Counting & Cracking • Best New Australian Work – S. Shakthidharan – Counting & Cracking • Best Original Score – Stefan Gregory – Counting & Cracking • Best Production of a Mainstage Musical […]
After a long selection processes full of excellent applicants across the board, we are delighted to announce both our new Andrew Cameron Fellow and the participants of our inaugural Writers’ Lab supported by the Oranges & Sardines Foundation, for early career playwrights in 2020. Andrew Cameron Fellow The Andrew Cameron Fellowship, supported by and in honour […]
Due to overwhelming demand the Packer & Sons season has been extended. The production will now run until 5 January 2020. Critics and audiences alike have been raving about Packer & Sons and its blistering take on one of the most significant and influential families in modern Australian history. The full list of additional performances can be found […]
The shortlist for the UK’s prestigious biennial Bruntwood Prize for playwrighting has been announced and we are absolutely delighted to see our 2017 Philip Parsons Fellow Emme Hoy included as a shortlisted playwright in the International category with her play Pavlov’s Dogs. The prize, which has existed since 2005 has launched the careers of a […]
We spoke to Simon Beggs, a professional woodturner who crafted many of the planets that make up the Ptolemaic Solar System suspended above the Life of Galileo stage. Read on to hear Simon speak about his passion for the craft as well as some of the peculiarities of the process.
Belvoir is pleased to announce the exceptional playwright and Trawlwoolway, Pakana/Palawa man from Lutrawita/Tasmania, Nathan Maynard as the 2019 Balnaves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow. The Fellowship is an evolution of the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright Award, which has long been recognised as one of the most prestigious playwriting awards in Australia. A $25,000 […]
2019 has been one of our most ambitious years to date and yesterday that ambition was recognised with Belvoir scoring a record thirteen gongs at the Helpmann Awards, including Best New Australian Work and Best Production of a Play for our biggest show ever, Counting and Cracking, as well as Best Musical for Belvoir favourite […]
The entire performing arts industry is in the process of cultural change. It’s painful, and it’s overdue, but individuals and organisations are focused like never before on ensuring our work places are safe and our professional relationships are respectful, responsible and kind. We take this opportunity to repeat our commitment to making positive change in […]
Due to a sudden but quite brilliant twist of fate (we can’t tell you what just yet) Kate Mulvany will have to finish up in Every Brilliant Thing a week earlier than scheduled. Fortunately this play has its own very special way of responding to the unexpected, and we’re pleased to announce that the wonderful, […]
Director Kate Champion, along with Co-Director Steve Rodgers and performer Kate Mulvany on the importance of dialogue, the healing power of theatre, and Duncan Macmillan’s powerful script about love and loss.
Actor Rajan Velu, recently returned from almost 10 years of film, television and theatre work in the US, on Counting and Cracking and the huge changes to the entertainment industry in the past decade, and the importance of representation. What did you expect when you were first cast in counting and cracking? I expected an […]
Sydney based actor and youth worker Monica Kumar on learning new languages for the role and the incredible socio-political backdrop to the production. What did you expect when you were cast in Counting and Cracking? I was really excited to be cast in Counting and Cracking because I was lucky enough to have been […]
This article was originally published in The Weekend Australian Review, January 5-6, 2019. Read the original article on The Australian here. Counting and Cracking is at Sydney Town Hall as part of Sydney Festivval, 11 January – 2 February 2019. Book tickets here.
Yael Stone 7:30 Report Interview “In regard to the 7:30 Report interview on 17 December, we’re upset that Yael has carried these years of anguish. Belvoir strives to have a safe and respectful workplace for artists, staff and audiences alike. We are committed to ensuring that community standards are met, if not exceeded, and […]
Perth based actor, writer and theatre maker Jay Emmanuel on the social and political power of Counting and Cracking, and his experiences of rehearsal as he works on his portrayal of young Thirru. What did you expect when you were first cast in Counting and Cracking? I expected it to be a life changing […]