Steve Dow

Steve Dow

Steve Dow is an arts writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Chippendale no longer out - it's in as the Reginald Theatre proves

Steve Dow 'That ghost is dead,'' insists Tim Jones. The artistic director of the Seymour Centre ''angrily disagrees'' with the view that the Chippendale venue is awkwardly located or unfashionable with...

Playwright Jane Bodie puts mental illness in character

Steve Dow In the early years, he was the perfect older brother. Very good looking, very cool. He played guitar and sang in a band.

Milk Crate Theatre turns the spotlight on the homeless

Steve Dow Carla Cameron's operatic singing voice is a deep mezzo-soprano and she would like to sing challenging coloratura.

Conductor Richard Gill takes on a new challenge, swapping opera for a cappella

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Steve Dow After seven seasons of building an opera company from scratch, conductor Richard Gill (pictured) has big plans for a key a cappella choral group.

Opera Australia's modern take on Butterfly causes a flutter

Steve Dow The opera Madama Butterfly will boast a giant sun, 20 metres in diameter, rising out of Sydney Harbour, as well as a large moon for a night of passion.

Pressed into service

Steve Dow Doug and Danika Aplin shared a love of design and typography when they met in 2009, studying at Sydney's College of Fine Arts.

Mitcham takes the plunge

Steve Dow At the age of five, Matthew Mitcham and his mother, Vivienne, lived in their Brisbane home without electricity for six months.

Mardi Gras: Love and loss behind the lens

Sylvia and the Synthetics

Steve Dow In 1969, a third-generation young Chinese-Australian man moved from Brisbane to Sydney. William Yang, 25, had completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree, but wanted to be a playwright.

Schapelle Corby drama will spark controversy again

Schapelle.

Steve Dow Nine's telemovie on drug smuggler Schapelle Corby gets brought forward, with the story bound to anger her supporters.

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Pam Ann's Plane Filthy: Fasten seatbelts, turbulence ahead

Steve Dow On whom can we blame Pam Ann, the airline hostess who has thrilled and frightened audiences from the day she was created as a novelty act at a Melbourne nightclub in 1996, spending the last two...

Ticket price gouging taking consumers for a ride

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Steve Dow So, you've decided this weekend to see the Sydney Festival's baroque show-stopper Dido & Aeneas; choreographer Sasha Waltz's underwater spectacular set to Purcell's 17th-century opera at the...

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How I unwind: Bob Downe

Steve Dow Just when we thought we knew all we could know about Bob Downe, he has come out as straight.

Music

In search of a raucous crowd

Lady Rizo aka?Amelia Zinn Brown

Steve Dow Comedian and chanteuse Lady Rizo is erotic and filthy, leaping from Piaf to Parton to her own songs, wearing sequinned gloves, chandelier earrings and big lashes to accentuate the animated ''eye...

How I Unwind: Casey Donovan

Steve Dow At 25, Casey Donovan's musical career has proven its longevity.

Mr Pip: From little dreams to great expectations

Xzannjah as Matilda in

Steve Dow Whenever Xzannjah (pronounced ex-zann-yah) was feeling sad or lonely she would climb a tree and write stories.

Xzannjah

Mr Pip's young star turns heads

Big dreams: After starring in <i>Mr Pip</i> with Hugh Laurie, teenager Xzannjah dreams of becoming a director.

Steve Dow Charisma and star power of a 16-year-old from the island of Buka impresses Hugh Laurie.

A project to challenge perceptions

ARTS - Violence project. 
Powerhouse Youth Theatre, The

Steve Dow Justin Kilic is 18, and describes himself as “half-Turkish, half-Australian”. His bare torso on stage reveals a large dragon tattoo, and he wears make-up; face painted white, with black...

Dramatising the silence attending sexual assault

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Steve Dow Phil Walker is in a prison cell. His hand is bandaged as he performs practice kicks, ready to defend himself.

The next generation of indigenous stars

Hunter Page-Lochard and Madeleine Madden, actors in the film Around The Block.

Steve Dow From Redfern Now to Around the Block, meet the next generation of young Indigenous talent in TV and film.

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Drafting the history of an inimitable icon

opera house

Steve Dow The Opera House is a frequent artists' muse.