Quick hits ~ theatre notes

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quick hits

1. Ex-Melbourne and Red Stitch director Sam Strong has been appointed the new artistic director of Sydney's Griffin Theatre. Joanne Erskine has the goods at Cluster.

2. Critic Mark Mordue has won this year's Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year Prize. (Those of you with long memories will recall I was last year's winner; this year I was on the judging panel and can say he was the unanimous choice.) More on Mark's work from James Bradley at City of Tongues. Another blogger/freelance critic: it suggests that the common perception that blogs are the death of criticism might be getting a few critical hits.

3. George Hunka at Superfluities Redux posts details of Howard Barker in conversation on, well, all sorts of things. Go hence.

4. The Guardian flatters me outrageously by listing me as one of five must-read critics, alongside Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Peter Campbell and James Wood. Excuse me while I lie down and recover.

2 comments:

Sarunas said...

One of five must-read critics:) Congratulations!

Rachel Riggs said...

Apparently accoding to Lyn Gardner of the Guardian, you are sited as being a shining example of regional theatre criticism in this article too
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2010/may/28/regional-theatre-coverage