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Budding puppeteers wanted for new course at Belco

MARIANNE Mettes is a Canberra puppeteer, puppet-maker, artist and performer who works full-time through her company PuppetOOdle. Mettes has trained with master puppeteers from all around the world and, back in 2013, she had a job in Connecticut to set up a puppetry workshop from scratch, create the curriculum and for two months, teach hundreds […]

Arts in the City / Mini-musical with catchy songs

“THE Last Five Years” is a mini-musical with catchy songs. A new production with a band is coming to Vivaldi’s with two separate casts of local luminaries – Mathew Chardon O’Dea and Josie Dunham, Vanessa De Jager and Fraser Findlay. It’s about the five-year relationship between Cathy and Jamie from when they meet, get married, […]

Puck the role model for new Canberra Theatre Company

YOU have to wonder about the significance of naming a new theatre company “Honest Puck”, but that’s exactly what the founders of Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art, James and Elizabeth Scott, have now done. “Honest Puck takes its name from Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’,” says artistic director, James Scott, further explaining, “Puck […]

Rare play about asylum-seekers comes to The Street

AS “CityNews” predicted a couple of weeks ago, The Street Theatre has popped a rare play into its season this week, with “The Process,” a timely work about asylum seekers that has recently had people raving enthusiastically at Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre. It coincides nicely with Belconnen Arts Centre’s current exhibition “Seeking Humanity,”  Wendy Sharpe’s […]