Fest Mag – ICONIC: an Interview with Ian Stroughair aka Velma Celli

Dragging up History with Velma Celli: Ian Stroughair interview Ian Stroughair aka Velma Celli takes Fringe audiences through drag's storied past By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 08 MAR 2018 Caberet performer and London’s West End theatre alumnus, Ian Stroughair, has an iconic story to tell about LGBTQIA history. Two stories actually, if you count the endearingly camp …

Fest Mag – Bangarra Dance Theatre: Interview with Stephen Page

Bangarra Dance Theatre: The Power of Dance Stephen Page, artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, has taken on the role of historian for another year in the Adelaide Festival premiere of Bennelong “It’s just great that we could be a part of a festival with Bennelongbecause Bangarra does one work a year,” says Page. “Because we …

Fest Mag – Diversity Arts Australia: Diverse Screens – an Interview with Lena Nahlous

Diversity as Strength Underrepresentation of culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse Australians in the arts is an issue that Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) attempts to combat, as executive director Lena Nahlous tells us By Letti Koutsouliotas-Ewing PUBLISHED 22 FEB 2018 Diverse Screens is DARTS latest foray into increasing visibility of culturally diverse Australian People of Colour in film. …

Fest Mag – Yummy: an Interview with James Welsby aka Valarie Hex

Delicious Drag Self-expression, acceptance, music, theatre, and dance come together in the South Australian premiere of YUMMY By Laura Desmond and Letti Koutsouliotas-Ewing PUBLISHED 22 FEB 2018 The opening night of YUMMY speaks volumes of the extensive social reach of modern drag culture. Premiering at The Toff for Melbourne’s LGBTQIA+ Midwinta Festival in 2015, director and …