The motivations of Jasmine Crisp

Jasmine Crisp doesn’t mind being labelled a maximalist. In fact, when renowned fellow painter Andrew Salgado took notice of her ‘unbridled skill’ and ‘lush’ style, Jasmine was rightly exultant. “I…

Ellie Nunan chats about her career, a bad boyfriend, while on tour with Cats in 2020

Sunshine Coast-born actress Ellie Nunan is a world away from where she thought she would be at the start of this year. She is a rarity, being among the few…

Elle Nichelle, the introverted entrepreneur, empowers voice educators

For many creative people, the events of 2020 have inspired a fair amount of introspection. Elle Nichelle has the type of artistic mind that can produce something good when the…

Musical Theatre personality Debora Krizak launches The Really Useless Candle Co.

You may be familiar with The Really Useful Group, especially if you’re a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Australian theatre performer Debora Krizak has given the impressario a cheeky nod…

Episode 3: On Record With Stephen Mahy

What a lovely start to the week! On Monday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Australian actor, singer, and accomplished music theatre performer Stephen Mahy. He chatted with me from…

Episode 1: On Record With Leni

As much as I love the written word, I am enjoying connecting with other artists particularly while we are all so physically distant from one another. Therefore, I’m bringing you…

Deborah Brennan tells an Irish tale in The Parting Glass

If quality musicianship, emotional storytelling and Irish whiskey is your kind of thing then The Parting Glass, presented by Deborah Brennan of Caught & Spark productions, is just the show…

Pancakes: a family-friendly treat

If you’re a fan of sweet breakfasts and happiness, then Marcel Blanch-de Wilt’s comedy Pancakes is the show for you. Blanch de- Wilt is a seasoned comedian who brings sincerity…

No endgame in sight for composer Nathan Cummins

Nathan Cummins is an Adelaide-based composer, conductor and performer who is currently finishing his PhD in Sonic Arts and Music Composition at the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide). Nathan primarily…

Dance to Cuban rhythms: Lazaro Numa brings new show Mi Cuba to the Adelaide Fringe

Cuban-born trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa will showcase the story of Cuban music in the Adelaide Fringe premiere of his show Mi Cuba. With a seven-piece band, stage dancers, and…

This drag witch is bringing a touch of sorcery to the Adelaide Fringe

Double, double toil and trouble. There’s a witch in our midst and they’re casting a spell on this year’s Adelaide Fringe festival. While they don’t carry a broomstick or (likely)…

Fringe gets classy: meet the power couple behind Hartstone-Kitney Productions

Established in 2017, Hartstone-Kitney Productions (HPK) has quickly become a mainstay of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Artistic Director and Producer Joanne Hartstone and Head of Production Tom Kitney are the…

Two Geminis with a collective vision journey across the Nullarbor Plain

It’s no easy task to drive from Adelaide to Perth, let alone do so with a portable aerial set and a Japanese Torii gate in tow. Adelaide-based creatives, Sarah Williams…

Disney fans be delighted, a chat with Laura Desmond

South Australian Laura Desmond of Big Mood made her debut at the Adelaide Fringe in 2017. Desmond knows the bare necessities of entertainment and will partner with Benjamin Maio Mackay,…

Tamara Linke’s versatile voice career

Tamara Linke has performance credits in most things voice-related from rock bands to radio announcing, classical to cabaret, as well as TV advertisements, opera and theatre. She has a knack…

Talking about our cultural identity doesn’t need to be a drag, according to La Nonna

Prompted by a speech given by an Indigenous matriarch at a student environmental conference, Melbourne based writer, performer and activist Samuel Dariol cast his gaze for the first time at…

Some sound advice for aspiring audiophiles

Tom Heuzenroeder is an award-winning sound designer based in Adelaide with over a hundred credits to his name on IMDb. Some of his more recent credits include I Am Mother…

The ABC of Feminism

Adelaide singer-songwriter Millicent Sarre will make her cabaret debut in June. Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered features an original score penned by Sarre who describes it as a “…crash-course…

Full ‘STEAM’ ahead for Potential Kinetics Theatre

Award-winning South Australian interdisciplinary theatre company Potential Kinetics Theatre premiered their new show Isolate & Izolál at Holden Street Theatres for the Adelaide Fringe on Saturday 2 March. The show…

Vanessa Immink on ‘Co – Lab’oration in the arts

New Zealand producer Vanessa Immink has teamed up with Disco Turtle Productions for the Adelaide Fringe premiere of her award-winning show Talofa Papa. A trained musical theatre artist, Immink has…

Frontrowphobia is a thing

Sydney-based comedian Alexander Richmond has been pondering the performer’s kryptonite. Richmond has been writing and performing for seven years and in that time he has noticed how audience behaviour affects…

Lovechild: Fringe is our baby

Producer power couple Ele (Eleanor) Stankiewicz and Marcel Blanch- de Wilt have over a decade of experience in producing shows for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 2019 they continue to…

The prolific and the perfectionist: mural artist Claire Foxton paints the town

En route to one of my favourite cafes in Prospect, I spotted a visual artist on a scissor lift busily attending to a wall outside of Cotto Espresso. Prospect already…

You are the universe: Stefanoff’s international career soars

Mark Stefanoff is enjoying success in exotic locations working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, yet he remains genuine, grounded, and sincere. Kinky Boots won the heart of…

A Breath of Fresh Air: Amy Dickson’s World Premiere in Adelaide

Who dared to transcribe the frantic passages of Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 for the saxophone, and then taught themselves to circular breathe in order to perform said transcription?…

A Knights’ Tale: the Trials and Joys of Being a Self-Funded Producer

What does Oklahoma and Popeye have in common? A visionary South Australian musician with a big heart. On a 12°C night in May, I met up with Emma Knights at…