Steve Dow

Steve Dow
Steve Dow is the 2020 Walkley arts journalism award recipient.

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Celebrating beauty’s passing: ‘Requiem’


Italian director Romeo Castellucci on his radical reimagining of Mozart’s classic

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A dream within a dream: ‘Tao of Glass’


Theatremaker Phelim McDermott on his highly personal collaboration with Philip Glass

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‘Hecate’: honouring two storytelling traditions


Australia’s first major Shakespearean production in Noongar language will retell ‘Macbeth’ at Perth Festival

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Joan Didion’s eerily contemporary ‘The White Album’


The seminal essay’s ongoing resonance is explored in this interactive production coming to Sydney Festival

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A tale of triumph and exploitation: ‘Black Cockatoo’


The little-known story of history-making Aboriginal cricketer Johnny Mullagh and his team is told in this new play

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Fighting power: ‘Total Control’


Deborah Mailman on her fearless role in the political drama that tackles racism and sexism head-on

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‘Manus’: troubling and obligatory viewing


An Iranian play brings stories of Australia’s offshore detention centres to the Adelaide Festival

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Ben Quilty: the art of unease


Ahead of a major survey at the Art Gallery of SA, the artist talks about the anxiety that informs his work

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Barrie Kosky’s reimagined ‘The Magic Flute’ heads for Australia


The director on why his film-inspired production almost didn’t happen