The Theatrical Journalist

Arts, Journalism, Women, Melbourne and everything in between.

Amazing! How To Be a Human Being On Stage In 3 Easy Steps!

Part of the Not Sure If Improv Notes or Life Advice series. I sell this to my students as “Hayley’s Philosophy for Great* Scenework” but the only thing I can really … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

iO Summer Intensive: Week 1

iO Summer Intensive 2014 Week 1, Day 1 Introduction from Charna Halpern. She talks about iO’s legacy, Del Close, the concept of ‘Yes, And’, and her excitement to share this … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

(Not) Born In the USA

America: Land of The Things I Thought I Knew All About PREFACE The United States of America as a pop-culture construct means a lot to me. I’d never been there before … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice (part 2)

This new edition of ‘Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice’ is brought to you by the help of Heal Yourself, Skeletor – a meme featuring He-Man’s Skeletor and positive … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice (part 1)

“When an improviser lets go and trusts his or her fellow performers, it’s a wonderful, liberating experience that stems from group support,” – Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson in … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mindy Kaling at SXSW: “I’m a f***ing Indian woman who has her own f***ing network show”

At SXSW this weekend, an audience member asked The Mindy Project creator/star Mindy Kaling why there weren’t more women of colour on her show. (Seriously? You get an opportunity to ask this … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Social Media Pissed Me Off in 2013

    I’m not one to write sentimental, nostalgic and self-indulgent retrospective pieces about the year I’ve had. Sure, I can make a flipagram with some crescendo-filled techno-pop music with … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment
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