Ep 48 – Finale – Daddy, Blood Quantum

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Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That’s right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray’s Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda’s Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission – where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!

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Ep 46 – Mr. Burns – A post-electric play, Biladurang

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Hello! It’s been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray’s immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang. During intermission we discuss radical television and colonially problematic, but beautiful nonetheless, gardens.

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Ep 45 – Become The One, Barbara and the Camp Dogs

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In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works – Become the One by Lab Kelpie about the statistical anomaly of zero homosexual Australian Rules Football players and Barbara and the Camp Dogs – an incredible rock opera about family, PTSD, and the therapy of singing at Malthouse Theatre. During Intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see. Thanks for listening and please financially subscribe. We only have 3 episodes left of this season before are forced to close due to lack of funds.

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Ep 39 – Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown

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In this months episode the gang are joined by a very special guest Richard Watts, Australia’s pre-eminent arts journalist, arts advocate and homosexualist; together they cover Samarah Hersch’s Dybbuks at Theatreworks and Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown at the Malthouse Theatre. During intermission Bendo Mendo’s (Ben Mendelson) theory on what makes Australian actors so compelling is discussed with great interest. Richard has Carla and Philip maniacally scribbling during Coming Soon with his hot tips for shows in October. Listen and share! If you like our work please support us by subscribing, donating or buying us a coffee.

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Ep 36 – The Nightingale and the Rose, Brothers Wreck

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Welcome to episode 36 of Across the Aisle, our third season closer. Can you believe it’s been 3 years of Phil and Carla connecting over deep cuts and giggles? This episode is no different. The gang get dilated pupils of lust at Little Ones Theatre adaptation of Oscar Wildes poem The Nightingale and the Rose – staged at Theatre Works. They then spend quality time with an Indigenous family rocked by suicide in Brothers Wreck at The Malthouse. Both performances affected our hosts quite deeply. In intermission the Philip Thiel Grant for Instagram Stories in announced, Carla does some announcing of her own – that she is now a judge for the Independent Theatre category for the Green Room Awards. MIFF strategies are discussed, as is MICMC (no it’s not roman numerals like Carla thought) and much much more. Thanks for listening and sharing.

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Ep 23 – Native Girl Syndrome, Spencer

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Special Guest Lisa Dempster [Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival] joins Carla and Philip to discuss two productions: Lara Kramer’s “Native Girl Syndrome” at Yirramboi – First Nations Arts Festival; and Katy Warner’s “Spencer” produced by Lab Kelpie at Chapel off Chapel. We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa to the studio for this special episode. Stick around for “coming soon” in which she gives some great tips about things to look out for in Melbourne. Thanks as always for listening.

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Ep 18 – The Interpreters, Hot Brown Honey

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Happy new year! In this episode of the podcast, Philip and Carla and joined by special guest Julien to discuss Nicola Gunn’s latest production “The Interpreters” at the Alliance Française. Then they see “Hot Brown Honey” at Arts Centre Melbourne. At intermission they discuss Susie Dee’s “Animal” at Theatre Works as well as their latest TV obsessions. And in coming soon they offer their top picks for Midsumma. Enjoy!

*A previous version of this episode incorrectly attributed both Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Candy Bowers as the same person. They are sisters, and only Kim is in Hot Brown Honey. This episode has been edited to reflect this correction.

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Ep 17 – Blaque Showgirls, Deceptive Threads

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In this episode, a pair of local explorations of Australian culture and identity: Nakkiah Lui’s “Blaque Showgirls” at Malthouse Theatre and David Joseph’s “Deceptive Threads” at 45 Downstairs. Also ACMI, Arrival, Messiah, hay fever and robbing banks! Please enjoy this episode of our podcast about theatre and the arts in Melbourne; thanks as always for your support.

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Ep 11 – Straight White Men, Bright World

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Carla and Philip discuss Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men at the MTC; then they travel Southside to encounter the joyous Bright World at Theatreworks. Over a few drinks at intermission we discuss Boomer arts endowments, Philip’s endless art participation (this time at Next Wave and the Metropolis new music festival) and all that we have coming soon.

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Ep 2 – I Am a Miracle, Picnic

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In our second episode we’ll be discussing I Am a Miracle written by Declan Greene and produced by The Malthouse Theatre. We’ll also be covering Picnic written by Marieke Hardy and produced by KAGE Theatre, The Australian Ballets new production 20:21 and upcoming shows and festivals for September.

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