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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

REVIEW: Women’s Rights Explored Locally In ‘Lysa and the Freeborn Dames’

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, playing at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, encapsulates the ‘Play for Today’, a phrase used in 1970s Britain for made-for-television movies. It’s appropriate that the production channels this oxymoron of the current and the historic. Lysa tells a story of age-old themes with contemporary immediacy, honouring the struggle of women both …

Jay Carmichael

Author Jay Carmichael Talks Growing Up Gay In Regional Australia

Author Jay Carmichael will release his debut novel Ironbark later this month. He recently spoke with QNews Magazine about his inspirations, and what motivates him as a writer. Waaia, the town in Victoria I grew up in, had about 70 people in the township, and a few hundred more scattered across the farmlands that stretched …