Yael Stone, the Australian star of Netflix series Orange is the New Black, claims veteran actor Geoffrey Rush exposed himself to her backstage, sent her suggestive text messages, and attempted to spy on her while she was showering.
There has been an influx of bankers and lawyers appointed to arts boards but industry insiders are calling out a lack of expertise … and money flowing into arts institutions' coffers.
You might not have heard of them, but these specialists are increasingly in demand on sets for theatre, film and TV.
Before Justice Michael Wigney entered the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday, an official told a packed public gallery to turn their phones off. This is not the theatre. The court has, however, seen plenty of drama this week.
The Oscar-winning actor insists he did not lick his lips in front of a female colleague, or grunt and growl during rehearsals for a Sydney Theatre Company production as he is cross-examined during his defamation case.
An article in The Daily Telegraph accusing Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate sexual behaviour "destroyed" his reputation, and meant his income fell from $1.5 million to $44,000, the actor's lawyer tells a court.
Three prominent theatre voices urge white people to "get out of the way" and let Indigenous people take charge of telling their own stories on stage.
The Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures coproduction took home five awards, crowning STC's night of success.
When the stars assemble for the Helpmann Awards tomorrow, they will honour some of Australia's finest singers, actors and actresses — and all the men who put them on stage. Our performing arts still seems to have a woman problem, writes Michaela Boland.