22 episodes

For more than thirty years Belvoir has engaged Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to concoct an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary.

Today, under Artistic Director Eamon Flack and Executive Director Sue Donnelly, we tour nationally, internationally, and continue to create our own brand of rough magic for new generations of audiences, here in the heart of Sydney.

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For more than thirty years Belvoir has engaged Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to concoct an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary.

Today, under Artistic Director Eamon Flack and Executive Director Sue Donnelly, we tour nationally, internationally, and continue to create our own brand of rough magic for new generations of audiences, here in the heart of Sydney.

    Packer & Sons Backstage

    Packer & Sons Backstage

    Playwright Tommy Murphy, director Eamon Flack, set and costume designer Romanie Harper, and Belvoir's Head of New Work, Louise Gough discuss the cyclical patriarchal brutality of PACKER & SONS; a play which charts the transitions of power in one of Australia's most powerful families over three generations. Podcast recorded by Zoe Ferguson.

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    Tommy writes real life like no one else – robust and brilliant, complex dramatic portraits, a pitch-perfect sense of the public interest in the private life. In other words, no one is better suited to write about the Packer line. This is about power in Sydney, and fathers and sons across generations, and the childhood traumas that drive us forward.

    From humble beginnings, the myth of the Packer dynasty grows in step with their increasing influence, as each son feels the weight of time, of power. Newspapers, magazines, broadcast TV – what are they? How does each generation keep the empire one step ahead of the technological race, declare himself free of the shadow of his father and build a lasting legacy.

    A deeply researched, muscular work, Packer & Sons puts on stage the men who have loomed large over Sydney for nearly a century, following the transitions of power from father to son over three generations.

    Supported by Australian Writers’ Guild’s David Williamson Prize, The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, and the Walking Up the Hill Foundation.

    PACKER & SONS
    16 NOV - 22 DEC
    TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2QSJRMS

    • 13 min
    Fangirls Backstage

    Fangirls Backstage

    Yve Blake, the writer of the book, music and lyrics of FANGIRLS, as well as one of its star performers, is joined by co-star Aydan, associate director Carissa Licciardello and musical director Alice Chance, to discuss the birth of the show and the much maligned demographic of unapologetically enthusiastic teenage girls. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

    • 12 min
    Life of Galileo Backstage

    Life of Galileo Backstage

    Director Eamon Flack, along with performers Colin Friels, Sonia Todd and Vaishnavi Suryaprakash discuss the flawed and brilliant figure that was Galileo Galilei, the nature of truth and lies, and the high stakes theatre of astronomical reinvention. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

    • 10 min
    Things I Know To Be True Backstage

    Things I Know To Be True Backstage

    Step behind the scenes, into the making of Andrew Bovell's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, directed by Neil Armfield.

    • 10 min
    Winyanboga Yurringa Backstage

    Winyanboga Yurringa Backstage

    Writer Andrea James, along with Director Anthea Williams, performer Angeline Penrith, and Cultural Design Consultant Danièle Hromek discuss the play, the importance of Country for Indigenous peoples and the value of the stage in telling one's stories. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

    • 12 min
    Every Brilliant Thing Backstage

    Every Brilliant Thing Backstage

    Director Kate Champion and Co-Director Steve Rodger discuss with set designer Isabel Hudson and solo performer Kate Mulvany, the enduring and quietly powerful nature of Every Brilliant Thing and it's exploration of mental illness. 

    Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
    Director Kate Champion
    Co-Director Steve Rodgers

    Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

    8 - 31 March
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    • 5 min

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