Please support my production company!
Earlier this year, I quit my full time job to pursue freelance writing, performing, producing and directing full time. It’s going well! But being able to support myself (which I do) and being able to pay my collaborators, take creative risks, go on tour and record an album? Different things! With this in mind, I’ve […]
5 years of musical mayhem: Gay News Network
I had a chat with Cec Busby of the Gay News Network, about Lady Sings it Better’s show this Saturday night. I am thrilled to say that seated tickets are nearly booked out so we’ve released cheap standing room tickets at $25. Here’s the interview with GNN: While her friends and family are celebrating milestones […]
interview: maeve marsden, lady sings it better
This interview appeared on lipmag.com on 19 September 2013, in the lead up to Lady Sings it Better’s Melbourne Fringe season. Kicking off its run at the Melbourne Fringe Festival later this month, Lady Sings it Better is blackcat productions’ pièce de résistance. The performance sees a troupe of 4 women ‘take on the western world’s […]
One down, twenty-four to go
“Can we open the doors?” said the front-of-house girl. “There are forty-five people outside.” “Did you say four or five?” I said. “No. Forty-five” Our first preview. And we had an audience! Despite a brief microphone issue, our 15-minute changeover ran smoothly under the expert leadership of Phoebe, Linda and our venue tech, Emma. Up […]
Should Mardi Gras remain ‘Gay & Lesbian’?
This short opinion piece appeared alongside 4 other viewpoints in the Sydney Morning Herald, in response to the Sydney Mardi Gras name change, on December 3 2011 (incidentally, my 28th birthday). I am producing blackcat lounge, a month-long season of cabaret, as part of Mardi Gras 2012. I’ve spent months programming the season and was […]