Words, words, words …

By Kate Foy

Spent an afternoon on Brisbane’s delightful South Bank cultural precinct yesterday. It’s site until today of the annual Brisbane Writers’ Festival. The joint was jumping. Author talks, panels, coffee drinking, book browsing (and buying) and readings have been the stuff of the past 4 days. And if you think that’s boring, think again. And it…

‘Theatre artist?’

By Kate Foy

I’m hearing the term ‘artist’ bandied around a lot lately. Maybe it’s a bit of strutting, maybe not. Maybe it’s just time actors claimed the title, and admitted egolessly to being exactly that. The word ‘actor’ works for me, but so also does ‘artist’ when it’s used by someone who’s talented, experienced, and who’s paid…

Goodbye: another night in the theatre

By Kate Foy

But not any old night. Another class of actors enters the industry at their showcase performance and end of three years of intensive training. Their lovely talent shone through despite the grunginess of the venue. As always, I felt as though a bunch of fledglings was leaving the nest and needed protection. No, let them…

…not in single spies …

By Kate Foy

A busy month which has been very kind to me and my projects. The SiQP 2007 Festival has been a resounding success, so much so that the committee decided to put the 2008 Festival on sale immediately to build on the success of this one. Not sure that people will buy this far out; more…