AIM Open Day

Tom will join a handful of AIM alumni and industry specialists to speak about his experiences studying with the Institute. For more information please click the banner below.

From the AIM site:

“Meet with AIM teaching staff & students, hear industry professionals and experts during the popular music, dramatic arts and entertainment industry panel forum. Listen to successful graduates on our alumni panel talk about their insights, thoughts and advice on breaking into today’s music, dramatic arts and entertainment industry”.


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Marina Abramović: In Residence

I am thrilled to announce my involvement as a facilitator in Marina Abramović’s residency with Kaldor Public Art Projects. Details of the exhibition’s opening hours and ticketing can be found below.


‘Marina Abramović: In Residence’
Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney.
24 June – 5 July 2015
12 noon – 7pm daily

AGES 12+

Pier 2/3 is wheelchair accessible.
Read more about the project here.

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Minigras @ The Joan


MINI GRAS is a night to gather, to listen, to speak and to be heard. While the Mardi Gras festival burns brightly in the inner city the Joan will play host to a small spark of creative energy designed to engage the LGBTI community of Western Sydney and our allies.

New writings will make their way to open readings, local musicians will share the songs they love to share and community leaders will discuss, debate and debunk some of the mythologies around what it means to be ‘out’ and out West.

  • Saturday, Feb 28 2015 6:00pm

6.00 – 7.00pm: The Wild Wild West          

Join us for a panel discussion on art, Western Sydney, gathering spaces and the LGBTI community with speakers from ACON, Headspace, NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and the Joan.

7.30 – 8.30: Uncle Harold (the Naked Young Man)             

Sit in on a play reading of a new work by established, local playwright Dale Turner. Uncle Harold is a presently poignant story of past sexualities, history and family.

8.30 – 9.15: Queer Sounds                               

Grab a drink and listen to the sounds of John Milligan. John is an up and coming musician and musical theatre maker who will be playing some of his favourite anthems to round out the perfect Mini Gras experience.

Tickets here.

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Search for sunken treasure in a sparkling underwater city filled with dive bars, fascinating sea creatures and Sydney’s hottest young artists.

The underwater tunnels of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium open after-hours for limited-edition 18+ events run by non-profit arts company The Festivalists. Experience some of the best emerging local artists against a magnificent backdrop of sharks, stingrays and sea jellies.

Take on the role of a buccaneer as you are challenged to search for sunken treasure throughout the Aquarium’s mysterious underwater corridors and caverns, home to astonishing marine life from dugongs and sawfish to penguins and seahorses. Take selfies with Bitches of the Sea, learn something untrue about Penguins and find Quint’s lost undersea booty.

Grab a drink at the pop up bars serving Little Creatures beers or SKYY Vodka cocktails, take selfies with Grey Nurse sharks, chat with marine biologists or simply get a head start on the weekend. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney’s most surprising, awe-inspiring sites. HIJINKS is a unique opportunity for local residents to reclaim the aquarium as their own over the course of a wild and eventful evening.

Thursday September 11th at 6.30pm – 9.30pm at the Sydney Aquarium.

More info and tickets here.

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Business Unfinished

Photography by Carl Giorgio

Photography by Carl Giorgio

Business Unfinished – part of PACT’s 2014 Vacant Room Season, is an interwoven collection of performed, pre-recorded, verbatim audio interviews conducted with Inner West residents who have experienced a range of paranormal phenomena. It is an exploration into the domestic spectacle, lip-sync and unexplained phenomena that may or may not be explainable but most definitely cannot be ignored.’

Vacant Room offers three interdisciplinary artists/groups a month long residency at PACT providing these artists with an opportunity to develop an idea or project with artistic mentoring, guidance and space. Vacant Room is about artistic process, giving an idea space to germinate, new possibilities and opening up new avenues of practice. These artists will have the input of specialist mentors and engage in weekly peer conversation and professional exchange. Three groups will share the space in 2014 between Sunday 27 July – Saturday 23 August 2014. An opportunity for discourse and feedback, the creative development period will culminate in a showing for an invited audience.

Be A Part of Business Unfinished:


Wanna donate your ghost story to my new show?
Wanna see me lip-sync your spoken word?
Wanna get me to recreate your most frightening memories at PACT centre for emerging artists?

Click HERE to download the ‘Business Unfinished Submission Pack’ with new instructions on how to submit your story.

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Mr Kolpert

Photography By Benjamin Brockman Collage by Antoinette Barboutis

Photography By Benjamin Brockman
Collage by Antoinette Barboutis

Presented by pantsguys Productions
Directed by James Dalton

Writer David Gieselmann
Translated by David Tushingham

“Shocking and shockingly funny… Glitters with exceptionally clever comic writing.” The Times

“Comedy doesn’t come much blacker or better than this.” The Guardian

Ralph and his wife Sarah invite Edith and Bastian to their home for an evening of mind-games and manipulation. Things take a dark turn when Ralph jokingly mentions that he and Sarah have killed their co-worker, Mr Kolpert.

A large chest rests in the middle of the room. What happens from here is not normal, as the couples travel further and further down an absurd path of violence, delusion and insanity itself. As the characters push the boundary of jokes and reality, they are forced to ask themselves the difficult question: “How far would you go to feel alive?”

Pantsguys are back at ATYP following their hugely successful seasons of Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things (2011) and Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (2012). Punk Rock won three 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Independent Production. Don’t miss this one.

Starring Paige Gardiner, Garth Holcombe, Edan Lacey, Claire Lovering, Tom Christophersen, Tim Reuben. 

Recommended for ages 15+

Season: 30 Jul 2014 to 16 Aug 2014
Time:    Wed – Sat: 7.00pm, Sun: 5:00pm
Duration: 80 minutes – No interval
Venue: ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf
Tickets: Tickets $30/ Earlybird Tickets $20
Dates Preview: 30–31 July
Opens: 01 August
Bookings: 02 9270 2400
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