11 episodes

Griffin is the only theatre company in the country entirely devoted to producing new Australian plays. Located in the historic SBW Stables Theatre, nestled in the heart of bustling Kings Cross, Griffin has been a permanent home for the exploration of Australian stories since 1978.

Many of this country's most beloved and celebrated artists started out on our stage-Cate Blanchett, Michael Gow, Louis Nowra, David Wenham, to name a few-and iconic Australian plays like 'The Boys', 'Holding the Man' and 'The Bleeding Tree' had their world premieres at Griffin, before going on to capture the national imagination.

We tell the stories that will help us know who we are as a nation, and who we want to become. Stories about us. Written by us. For us.

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Griffin is the only theatre company in the country entirely devoted to producing new Australian plays. Located in the historic SBW Stables Theatre, nestled in the heart of bustling Kings Cross, Griffin has been a permanent home for the exploration of Australian stories since 1978.

Many of this country's most beloved and celebrated artists started out on our stage-Cate Blanchett, Michael Gow, Louis Nowra, David Wenham, to name a few-and iconic Australian plays like 'The Boys', 'Holding the Man' and 'The Bleeding Tree' had their world premieres at Griffin, before going on to capture the national imagination.

We tell the stories that will help us know who we are as a nation, and who we want to become. Stories about us. Written by us. For us.

    The Boys

    The Boys

    Some core members of the original team share how Gordon Graham's visceral, dangerous Australian play The Boys was brought to life. They recount the explosive response it elicited, and unpack how and why it became a theatrical hit.

    • 29 min
    Going Solo with Sheridan Harbridge

    Going Solo with Sheridan Harbridge

    What is it like to perform solo in the intimate Stables space? Actor Sheridan Harbridge shares her experiences performing the gripping one-woman-show Prima Facie by Suzie Miller at Griffin in 2019, and talks about what it's like to hold the responsibility of an intensely powerful script in such a unique space.

    • 18 min
    In the Beginning

    In the Beginning

    In 1970, a passionate group of indie theatremakers got hold of a run-down Kings Cross building and turned it into a theatre. Hear about how the legendary founders of the space made the Stables Theatre the nexus of Australian plays. Featuring Ron Blair, Lillian Horler and Anna Volska.

    • 32 min
    Comedy and Theatre

    Comedy and Theatre

    We all love a good belly laugh. But what's the difference between creating comedy for the stage, screen, or as a stand up routine? And what's so different about Australian comedy? To find out, local comedy extraordinaires Nick Coyle, Phil Spencer and Sheridan Harbridge sat down to have a chat, and more than a few chuckles.

    Read a full transcription here: http://bit.ly/PodcastComedyAndTheatre

    Produced in association with The Prop.

    • 28 min
    Mental Health and Theatre

    Mental Health and Theatre

    Professional and personal boundaries. The myth of the suffering artist. Method acting. In this podcast, Griffin's Artistic Director Lee Lewis has a frank and open discussion with 'The Almighty Sometimes' playwright Kendall Feaver, and the production's lead actor Brenna Harding, about mental health in theatre.

    Read a full transcription here: http://bit.ly/GriffinPodcastMentalHealth

    Produced in association with The Prop.

    • 35 min
    The D Word

    The D Word

    Angela Catterns interviews a panel of theatre professionals-Darren Yap, Michele Lee & Lee Lewis-about cultural diversity in Australian theatre, now.

    Produced by Angela Catterns
    Sound by Jason Blackwell

    • 17 min

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