Steve Dow

Steve Dow
Steve Dow is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer.



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‘Hecate’: honouring two storytelling traditions

Culture

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’

Culture

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’

Culture

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’

Culture

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

Culture

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

Culture

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

Culture

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

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Ned Kelly as you’ve never seen him before

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Composer Luke Styles on his opera that casts the bushranger in a new light

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The lady vanishes: ‘The Beehive’ at Sydney Festival

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Zanny Begg and Philippa Bateman on their enigmatic film that explores the unsolved disappearance of Juanita Nielsen

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