Listen up! Be entertained and enlightened with our collection of podcasts, music and audio interviews from the archives. From classical compositions by emerging artists to audio plays penned by our youngest digital storytellers, we’ve got something to inspire all audiophiles.
Uncover stories from the Australian Performing Arts Collection in a series of creative docu-drama podcasts. Delve into what happened to Melbourne theatre during the 1919 influenza pandemic and tune into the story of a writer who lost control of his most famous work and two women who fought to get it back. There’s the story of the life and death of a career inspired by genius and the tale of a ruined theatrical empire that built its success on the exploitation of children.
Hosted by the multi-racial, multi-sexual and multitalented Candy Bowers, Multi-Hypho is an up close and personal podcast featuring creative folks who live, work and play on the intersection. In this series, Candy jumps into bed with authors, actors, designers, musicians, comedians, screenwriters, scientists, crafters and more in order to uncover hot takes on straddling multiple identities in the modern world.
Dive into this year’s collection of audio stories from Stories in the Wall, a program uniting Victorian primary school students with professional playwrights and emerging composers. During a series of workshops, students were guided to pen and record stories around the theme Mystery Solved, inspired by Slingsby Theatre Company's production of Emil and the Detectives.
Listen to audio from the 2019 Future Echoes festival, where young creatives aged 13-30 years old, challenged ways of thinking through critical conversations and invited audiences into their processes. The festival featured new work by leading youth arts organisations and emerging artists from across Victoria.
From conversations about the interplay of art and politics through to explorations of art making, explore the broader issues that shape contemporary daily life in the Asia Pacific region.
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5 emerging composers. 5 new works. 5 minutes. In the midst of the global pandemic COVID-19, five outstanding emerging Victorian composers explored the theme of Memory.
Housed in a giant shoebox, A Mile in My Shoes is a roaming exhibit inviting visitors to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally!
Listen to beautiful audio stories exploring our shared humanity from the Melbourne season, hosted on Arts Centre Melbourne’s forecourt in November 2019.
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A podcast series produced by young content creators and radio makers. Season one looks into various aspects of the music industry, and season two explores and unpacks issues around iconic Australian songs.
Part workshop, part improvisational performance, The Power For Change uses audience reflections and responses to climate change. The ideas expressed power creation of theatre that deepens the conversation, inspiring ongoing action. Recorded at Sustainable Living Festival 2020.
Hosted by Artistic Director Lee Lewis, every fortnight Queensland Theatre shares conversations with team members and artists. Hear how they came to work in the arts industry and the many exciting stories they’ve collected along the way.
Tune in for a chilling tale with this dramatic reading of Henry James’s classic gothic thriller, The Turn of the Screw. Directed by MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes and brought to life by Laurence Boxhall, Marg Downey, Robert Menzies and Katherine Tonkin.
Hosted by Associate Director James Evans and featuring some of Australia’s best-known actors, Speak The Speech celebrates some of Shakespeare’s greatest monologues. New episodes released each fortnight.
Xavier Csar, CEO of Fed Square sat down with Tom Mosby, CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust to discuss Black Lives Matter, NAIDOC Week and the Indigenous history of the Fed Square site.
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, this haunting and poetic story of resilience, isolation and survival is re-imagined as a sonic version. The 2018 theatrical production of Broken was performed at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, and produced by Lab Kelpie.
Take an anthropological look at the process of making creative work. Each episode features a casual and candid conversation with an Australian artist about their individual journey, their own particular way of Making Art.
A podcast series produced by not-for-profit, independently-run community arts organisation FCAC. Platforming artists, creatives and stories in Melbourne’s West and beyond. Each episode engages an artist from communities of focus: First Nations, CALD, LGBQTIA+ and artists with disability.
We’re excited to share a new podcast by Circa Contemporary Circus. Featuring interviews with incredible creative producers, hear about the impossible feats they’ve orchestrated, the challenges they’ve faced and the stories they’ve collected along the way.
Neurodiversity is a radical social movement challenging the notion of what’s normal and what’s a disorder. We hear from actors on the autism spectrum, and a synesthete using her perceptions of colour and music to create art.
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Listen to playwright Andrea James discuss her new work, Sunshine Super Girl – the remarkable story of Australian sporting legend Evonne Goolagong, recorded as part of MTC at MPavilion in January.