Alison Croggon


Alison Croggon
Alison Croggon is a Melbourne poet, novelist, librettist and critic. Her New and Selected Poems 1991–2017 is out this month.



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A play on words

blog

Fraught Outfit’s ‘Book of Exodus: Part I’ explores the written word in a realm beyond language

Young adults

Culture

‘The Gulf’ explores the family dynamics of abuse and its effects on children

Deconstructive criticism

Culture

‘Wild Bore’ at the Malthouse Theatre is an irreverent criticism of criticism itself

Shadowplay

Culture

Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of ‘Away’ explores the shadows of Gow’s sunny and much-loved text

Theatre for grown-ups

Culture

‘Joan’, created by Kate Davis and Emma Valente, is sensory, shapeshifting theatre at its very best

Image of Pichet Klunchun’s Dancing with Death

A necessary shift

Culture

The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture

Image of Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm

Culture crisis

Culture

The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia

Black Friday

blog

The latest round of Australia Council funding is the culmination of years of cuts and mismanagement of arts funding

'Persona', Fraught Outfit, 2012. © Pia Johnson

The Best of Australian Theatre 2012

Like every dynamic cultural form, Australian theatre is cyclic. The mid to late 2000s experienced a massive surge of energy as productions by young independent theatre companies such as the Hayloft Project, The Black Lung Theatre and Sydney-based My Darling …

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