In Praise of Dialogue

“Don’t tell, show” goes the creative writing rule. And it’s a good one. Telling is not only inelegant and obvious, it pulls the reader or viewer out of the narrative, and denies them the satisfaction of drawing their own conclusions. But when it comes to film, what constitutes telling and showing has come to be […]

The Tempest Steampunked

The Tempest, Steampunked was staged at Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney, in 2012. It was a project entirely driven by Director John Galea, who saw a perfect fit between Shakespeare’s fantastical setting and the artists of Sydney’s Steampunk subculture. Subcultures are created when individuals who share a passion find their way to each other. They create […]