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Behind the Scenes 1st November 2021

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It's November…  Melbourne’s out of Lockdown and we’re welcoming Steph Cox from Theatre Network Australia back to the show which can only mean it’s time for her to reveal who the TNA Member of the Month is… and this month it’s…

 

Dianne Toulson, General Manager of Theatre Works in St Kilda. She’ll tell us how the company’s been traveling this year, what it’s like to put your audience in a Perspex box, and what we can expect from their first post-lockdown show, WellBless.

 

One of the big impacts that lockdowns have is that they put a stop to performers like Ailsa Page and Phillip Campagna (AKA In The Mood) visiting aged care facilities to engage the elderly in singalongs. But where there’s a will there’s a work-around and Ailsa is here to tell us about SingSation, their DVD that lets the show go on, even if their singalongs are on the TV screen.

 

Meanwhile, it’s time to catch up with Sharmini Kumar from 24 Carrot Productions again to find out just how much Jane Austen she’s packing into the Abbotsford Convent for this year’s Austen Con and what happens to me if I can find my way out of their very own Jane Austen inspired Escape Room.

 

If seems like only a few weeks ago that we were talking with Carly Findlay, that’s because she wears so many hats that we keep finding new things to talk about. This time she’s wearing her Alter State Foundation-Artist hat ahead of the launch of a new arts and disability festival at Arts Centre Melbourne. Carly will tell us all about it and she might even have some other exciting news as well. Might even be a new hat.

 

They’re all on this week’s edition of Behind the Scenes with Chris Thompson right here on Vision Australia Radio.

 

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