Hugh Jackman's alma mater has staked a claim on a new 312-seat theatre, despite failing to raise $3 million to enter a tender process to run it.
The Actors Centre Australia in Surry Hills, where Jackman studied and is now the patron, is campaigning to lease the Performance Hall, part of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre in Leichhardt.
The Actors Centre's founding director, Dean Carey, said a long-term lease would allow the centre to stage plays, concerts, film festivals as well as providing actor training.
The sisters are taking over Sydney's stages, making them fun, messy, raw. Their mission is to queer the conventional tropes of theatre by deliberately miscasting actors.
Sisters Grimm are Melbourne duo Ash Flanders and Declan Greene, who started writing plays together seven years ago after appearing in an ''awful'' Melbourne International Comedy Festival play in 2005. Their first collaboration as playwrights, Fat Camp, in 2006, about the obesity epidemic, was ''terrible'', they admit, laughing.
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