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Review: Chameleon

“Chameleon why do you change colours” croons our quirky yet relatable protagonist, Alexandria in her latest show Chameleon.  This cabaret is truly an eccentric and introspective look into loneliness, depression, and finding stability in life. Widely entertaining, Chameleon contains poignant moments that are sure to captivate the audience. Chameleon follows Alexandria’s heartfelt mental health journey…

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Review: Prepping for Theatre

From the opening scenes of Prepping for Theatre the audience could be forgiven for thinking they’d stumbled into a medical drama rather than the advertised ‘one-man cabaret show’. Dr Lane greets his audience masked-up in medical scrubs with the beat of a life support machine competing against the jovial background music. It’s the perfect sensory…

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Review: Electric Dreams: Goliath: Playing with Reality

With new emerging technologies comes new ways of telling stories, and VR is becoming increasingly used in not only gaming, but also in art. In this case, both gaming and art combine to delve into what it’s like living with mental illness. Electric Dreams: Goliath: Playing with Reality may be an odd title; but trust…

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Review: Someday – A Mindful Cabaret

“I’ll write my own story, I won’t ask what if” says Jennifer Trijo in her outstanding show, Someday – A Mindful Cabaret. This quote perfectly encapsulates the true essence of her latest entertaining act as Trijo delights us with a performance so powerful in its earnestness to spread its message of mindfulness and finding positivity…

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Nancy Bates – Still Talkin’ Bout a Revolution, A Reflection

CW: PTSD, Carceral Trauma, Carceral Violence     The past few months have been hard. I have been in a trauma fog. A little world within a world. A world that only I can see, and one I desperately need to be freed from. When the PTSD attacks come (my psych calls them dissociative episodes)…

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mindshare Award Winners Announced

On Thursday night at Poetry Prescribed the four winners of the 2021 mindshare Awards were announced by mindshare’s Online Editor Anna Jeavons and Writers SA Director Jessica Alice! We would like to congratulate the following writers for their outstanding work:   Unpublished Emerging Poets Billie Yarrow for Self Portrait in the Time of Disaster : After…

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