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Ep 50 – QUEER NGV, Titicut Follies at ACMI

It’s official! Across the Aisle is back for a 5th season after we can’t quite believe it 3 years hiatus. In June 2022 we cover the monumental QUEER exhibition at the NGV and Titicut Follies as part of the Frederick Wiseman retrospective at ACMI. We hope you enjoy having us back in your ears, and please tell your friends.

Titicut Follies (along with many other Frederick Wiseman films) is available for viewing on the Kanopy platform. You can get access to this free resource through your school or local library.

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Ep 49 – Handa Opera La Traviata, The Power of the Dog

Hello and welcome BACK to Across the Aisle. It is episode 49! And as with all things everything has changed, and we are no longer performing arts monogamous. We are arts with a capital A polyamorous. So, please watch Handa Opera’s 2012 production of La Traviata on the Opera Australia website and The Power of the Dog on Netflix (or in the cinema if at all possible). During Intermission we talk pandemic specific changes to our arts consumption and in Coming Soon we pick a few highlights to think about for potential future episodes.

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Ep 48 – Finale – Daddy, Blood Quantum

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

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

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 44 – The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids

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This month Team Aisle go gayer and queerer than usual with our annual Midsumma show. We cover Sara Ward’s incredible space rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II; during intermission Carla and Phil discuss their summer of art (including Patricia Piccinini, Polly Borland, Mirka Mora, MONAFOMA and Sydney Festival) and we talk the consent issues of AUDIENCE INTERACTION. Our second show is Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo’s queering of Jean Genet’s The Maids.

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Ep 42 – Tash York – Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer

It’s summer! The gang bring you all summer related goods including how to be a Badass by Tash York at The Butterfly Club and Suddenly Last Summer by Little Ones Theatre at Red Stitch. During intermission we discuss the mini-series Waco and King Lear via National Theatre Live. Coming soon heralds Midsumma – top picks include Merciless Gods, The Legend of Queen Kong Ep II + The Homosapiens. Also there is Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video piece The Clock at ACMI and MON FOMA, Sydney Festival. We are currently raising funds to transcribe our show for the deaf and hard of hearing community, it costs $5 to sponsor an episode please donate (link below). 

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Ep 41 – Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me

Melbourne International Arts Festival episode! The gang talk all things festival – featuring Song For a Weary Throat by Rawcus Ensemble (and featuring the Invenio Singers) and Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Intermission chats include the Elysian Ensemble and Hubei Symphony Orchestra. Coming soon June Thomas at The Wheeler Centre, The Breeders and Phils choral group Gloriana Chamber Choir (its Messiah time!). We are working on transcribing the history of our episodes – please donate or subscribe today, we need 6 full paid subscribers to reach our target. Thanks for listening and share with your friends.

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Ep 37 – Verve, Carrion

Welcome to season 4! Thank you to our generous subscribers for helping fund our show. This month the gang hit the Australia Ballet for Verve! which gave Carla many 90’s art house crushed velvet Peter Greenaway feels and was very gender political for Phil. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye – both shows Carla found incredibly problematic but has now grown to love (which Phil was enlightened on all along). We then move along to Arts House for Justin Shoulder’s Carrion – a deeply unique and amazing movement piece with incredible puppetry. Where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle – thank you to Donna for sponsoring our trip to this piece. The gang discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience. Tune in and share with your friends!

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Ep 36 – The Nightingale and the Rose, Brothers Wreck

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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