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Basketball court in the rain. Photo by Jeremy Yao

Making a film is like giving birth. Forgetting the difficult bits is a coping mechanism.

We are closing this site down, and shifting everything over to our new, much improved Fresh Ink site. Check out the interview with Bec, here.

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LoveBytes

Let’s write about love with Love Bytes.

We are closing this site down, and shifting everything over to our new, much improved Fresh Ink site. Find out details of the LOVE BYTES competition by clicking here.

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Rhys Keir performs Hunger, by Brooke Robinson in the 2010 atyp production of The One Sure Thing

Brooke Robinson on… Hunger

Hunger started with an image of a helium balloon; as it slowly drops to the ground, someone rises and floats away, the two connected as an invisible counterweight. I knew this image took place in a kitchen and that the person floating away was doing so because they had lost a lot of blood. Blood […]

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Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in the 1946 film

John Bell on performing Hamlet

I first encountered Hamlet when I was eight, the year Olivier’s film came out. My mother took me to see it at the now-demolished Lyric cinema in Newcastle. The event had such an impact on me that I can still remember the heat of the footpath outside the cinema, the feeling of going down the […]

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Leo in TO BE. Photo (C) Guido Gonalez

Presenting TO BE….

10 actors, one day, one city, and the greatest monologue of all. TO BE is the first strand of THE VOICES PROJECT from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp), and is a new take on the most famous words ever written for the stage. Director: Damien Power Producer: Bec Cubitt Co-Producers: Eva DiBlasio, Eleanor […]

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Izzy, TO BE, Photo (c) Guido Gonzalez, 2011

All of Sydney is a stage

Sarah Woods is an actor and leading Shakespeare tutor. She accompanied and supported the actors on the day’s shoot for TO BE. Here she writes of her passion for Shakespeare and her experience of working with the young cast and crew of TO BE. Sarah was also acting coach throughout the shoot of BOOT and […]

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Dianne, The Voices Project. Image (Guido Gonzalez)

TO BE….the cast

Meet the cast of THE VOICES PROJECT: TO BE, premiering online this week. You can keep up to date with THE VOICES PROJECT, here. Dianne Kaye Aldé is a performing arts enthusiast. Singing in choirs since she was ten, she has trained in Musical Theatre, Classical and Bel Canto singing techniques and enjoys performing in […]

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On the shoot of BAT EYES

About The Voices Project

THE VOICES PROJECT brings together the best of new monologue writing from atyp’s Fresh Ink emerging playwright program , and presents it on stage, on page, on film and online, giving voice to a new generation of Australian writers, theatremakers, filmmakers and performers. THE VOICES PROJECT kicked off in February 2011 with THE VOICES PROJECT […]

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Emma #TheOneSureThing @The Voices Project 2012 Image(c)Angelo Sgambati

The Voices Project: The One Sure Thing

It’s often said that in the unpredictability of life we can only count on one sure thing. Makes you wonder why it keeps coming as such a surprise! We are very proud of  THE VOICES PROJECT: THE ONE SURE THING, which ran across February this year. Featuring ten compelling collection of monologues from the country’s […]

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Group Average

The Wrap Up: Thoughts on the Fresh Ink 2011 National Studio

It’s been almost a month since the 2011 Fresh Ink National Studio. That’s a month without thinking about jumping in the Shoalhaven River, without attending a workshop on playwriting, being cooked for, thinking and talking about monologues, eating lots of dessert and being asked politely “not to tweet that”. Having the critical distance now to […]

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