Arts Interview

Words with Christopher Dragon (OperaBox)

“People should not be put off just because it’s an opera. I think it is just people’s perceptions of opera - that it is not accessible - that is completely untrue. It should be the same as going to any movie or anything like that; it should have the same relation.” Interview by Ruth Thomas.

Words with Brad Cohen (Artistic Director of WA Opera)

"You could also think of opera as blue cheese - after all, they’re both forms of culture! You can talk about blue cheese all you like and you can present it to people while declaring it’s really fantastic. However, while some people will fall in love with it on their first taste, others will take some time to acquire the palate, and others will just always hate it." Brad Cohen talks to Samuel J. Cox about his journey, vision and role as WA Opera's new Artistic Director.

Words with Jarrad Seng

Perth-based travel and music photographer Jarrad Seng (and 2009 Pelican Music Editor!) takes creativity and adventure hand-in-hand in his daring pursuit of both. Lately in Iceland scaling sheer black rock faces for art and larks, he talks to Nathan Shaw on his life before and after dropping out of Law school to find meaning and a high-profile career behind the lens.

Interview: Words with Kenneth Ransom

Born and trained in LA, the American actor Kenneth Ransom has been based in Perth - a semi-regular on the Black Swan stage, his recent performances include Glengarry Glen Ross, Dinner, The House on The Lake and The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Samuel J. Cox interviews.

Interview: Words with Chris Isaacs

With an artistic skillset that runs the whole gamut of theatre-making, Chris Isaacs is a writer, performer, stage manager, lighting designer, puppeteer and composer. The twenty-nine-year-old local is a plot-driven storyteller exploring what it means to be human. Samuel J. Cox interviews Chris Isaacs.