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Griffin Theatre Company is Australia’s new writing theatre. In residence at Sydney’s historic SBW Stables Theatre, we lead the country in developing and producing great Australian stories, and are dedicated to supporting Australian artists.

  • EIGHT GIGABYTES OF HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY – TRAILER
     

    Declan Greene’s fierce and astonishing new play Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography plays from 2 May-14 June. Check out the trailer.

     


  • ‘MUSIC IS RIVETING’ – Sydney Morning Herald
     

    Jane Bodie’s deeply personal and insightful new play, Music, has opened to praise from audiences and critics alike.
     

    “Music is riveting stuff” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

     

     ★★★★ TimeOut Sydney

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23 April 8:49 am

EIGHT GIGABYTES OF HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY: ANDREA GIBBS

Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography star and acclaimed comedian, Andrea Gibbs took time out from the rehearsal room to tell us a little about herself and why she thinks Declan Green pushes old ladies down stairs…

I grew up in Donnybrook, a small town in the South West of WA and I can’t ever remember making the choice to become a performer. I didn’t even think it was possible. Although, looking back at my old childhood diaries, I must have thought it might be. I predicted in one diary entry that ‘future-Andrea’ would marry actor Brian Austin Green from 90210 – so an association with showbiz must have been on the cards at some point – even though I was just having his babies.

Andrea Gibbs Photo by Matsu Photography

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8 April 9:20 am

INSIDE THE REHEARSAL ROOM: COREY MCMAHON

In our final blog from the Music rehearsal room, director Corey McMahon reveals how he came to know Jane Bodie and the challenges of directing a new play.

I was standing in the rehearsal room at Paines Plough, the new writing theatre company I worked for in London some years ago now when, having heard my Australian accent, an actress working with the company asked me if I knew Jane Bodie.

“Who?” I replied “No I’ve never heard of her. Is she a playwright?”

If looks could kill. It was obvious I gave the wrong answer.

Music director, Corey McMahon

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9:07 am

CULTURAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ WEEK, BEIJING

In the final instalment of our posts from Jenevieve Chang, she heads to Beijing for the final leg of Australian Writers’ Week and meets her fellow ‘Asian-Australian’ authors selected to represent contemporary Australian literature and explore cross-cultural perspectives.

The first thing you notice about Beijing is the smog. Within minutes of landing, my whole body was working a bit harder just to breathe. The Australian Embassy staffer who had been with me since Mongolia gave me the stats: the day registered a 160 reading on the Air Quality Index on her Iphone. “What does that mean?” I asked. “It’s really not too bad. The World Health Organization’s recommended level is 50.”She smiled at my startled face. “Considering we hit over 700 at the beginning of the year, 160 really isn’t too bad.”

Afternoon tea at the Hutong, Beijing’s cultural exchange centre

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