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Are You Ready to Slam? WA Heats Final

Saturday, August 28… the FINAL of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam, West Australian Heats. And what a month that was. New and old faces, a huge range of content, and of course, slams that make you think, shock you and leave you wondering, what the fuck did I just watch. This time in the MAIN […]

Are You Ready to SLAM? WA Heats Round 3

AND just like that, somehow the heats for the Western Australian heats of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam are over. Where did that time go? Heat three on August 21 saw a massive 15 poets take a final stab at getting into the final on August 28, once again at FOUR pm. Slamming starts at […]

Are You Ready to SLAM? Round 2

HEAT two on Saturday, August 14 proved to be an even more popular slam (as these heats tend to be!) with 14 slammers hitting the stage. As Tonya said: “People usually get to heat two and go FUCK why didn’t I go in the first heat?” The slams this week dare I say were even […]

Are You Ready to SLAM?

POETRY has won once again in Western Australia with poets hitting the stage for Heat 1 of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 7.  With mouths ready to spit words full of content set to top anything Perth has seen before – 11 slammers competed in the hopes of making the top three […]

Things are BETTER with Noakesy

Noakesy’s Single Launch at The Sewing RoomAugust 06, 2021 To great success, Gus Noakes aka Noakesy, came out of the wood work last night and delivered an electric debut single launch at the Sewing Room in Perth, Western Australia. Off the stone-streets of Wolf Lane, the emerging artist performed for friends, family, and a growing […]

Koorlangka: Reimagined is the Start of the Indigenous Renaissance

Kick starting the inaugural opening night of the Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF), showcasing 30 shows and 40 artists, is Koorlangka with Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse. The brainchild of Ali Welburn and Graham Lovelock comes a week-long accolade to great storytelling to cabaret music. “Storytelling, artistic excellence and the celebration of culture will be the beating […]

Ugly Virgins gets 4/5 – an emotional rollerdomination

Featured Image by Daniel Grant, left to right: Mikayla Merks, Danielle Antaki, Amber Kitney, Katie McAllister, Courtney Cavallaro. From the superstars behind A Region Where Nobody Goes, and Toast, comes Ugly Virgins – a true wheels-to-the-wall tournament of fun, fear, and fury. Showcasing in Blue Room’s Theatre (56) comes an energetic tale of women through […]

Theatre 180’s “The Children” gets 3.5/5

Off the heels of I and You, comes Theatre 180’s “The Children” written by Lucy Kirkwood, and directed by Kate Cherry. Three of WA’s most cherished and revered actors come together in a provocative drama, making its premiere in Burt Hall on St George’s Terrace. Featuring Jenny Davis, Vivienne Garret, and Andrew Lewis in the […]

Theatre 180’s “I and You” gets 4/5 Yawps

From America’s most produced, and popular, living playwright – Lauren Gunderson – comes the WA premiere of the award-winning I and You, a poignant and fast-paced tale of fearlessness, positivity in the wake of darkness, and poetic friendship. The production is a modern critique on Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, and lends itself to […]

Unplugging the Dystopian Engine: U-TOPIA

This essay was originally submitted to the Griffith Review Volume #73, and was unsuccessful (2021). “What do our visions of utopia look like today? How can we disentangle the practical realities from the pipe dreams? What are the dangers of utopianism? How do questions of sustainability, gender equity and economic justice shape our visions of […]

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