As production values soar and audiences are becoming more discerning, stage criticism should be enjoying a golden age. Our collection of theatre critics lift the curtain on the contemporary scene to ask what’s wrong with theatre reviewing?
This session will be chaired by Peter Mares.
Peter Mares is lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the ethical decision-making skills of Australia’s leaders. Peter is also contributing editor at Inside Story magazine and adjunct fellow at Swinburne University’s Centr... Read more
Stephen Sewell has been responsible for some of the most provocative and electrifying Australian plays of the past twenty-five years. These include The Father We Loved on a Beach by the Sea**, The Blind Giant is Dancing, Traitors, Dust, The Garden of Granddaughters, The Sick Room and Myth, Propagand... Read more
Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, theatre writer, critic and editor who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She works in many genres and her books and poems have been published to acclaim nationally and internationally. She is arts editor for The Saturday Paper and co-founder of the per... Read more
Julian Meyrick is a director, theatre historian and deputy chair of PlayWriting Australia. Until recently he was associate director and literary advisor at the Melbourne Theatre Company. A Research Fellow at La Trobe University and until recently Associate Director and Literary Advisor at Melbourne ... Read more
Cameron Woodhead is a senior theatre critic for the Age and is a prolific reviewer of performing arts in Australia. At the age of 18, Cameron Woodhead wrote his first book reviews for the Age and Australian. Over 15 years as a freelance arts journalist and critic, he has contributed to a wide range ... Read more
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