Melbourne's Human Sacrifice Theatre has a strong interest in American drama. The specialisation delivers high-calibre naturalistic acting and authentic accents – by no means a given, even on our main stages. The company returns after a four-year hiatus with a solid production of Brett C Leonard's The Long Red Road, which premiered in Chicago in 2010, directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. In the play, two estranged brothers are reunited. One is a Kansas mushroom farmer
Mark set to play title role in Lett's super dark comedy“White trash Gothic with a comic-book spin” - New York Times Chris Smith takes us through the many things that can go wrong when trying to kill your mother for her insurance policy. Probably shouldnʼt have given his virgin sister to the hired gun Killer Joe as a down payment, for a start. Unbelievably, this story is inspired by true events. Steppenwolf resident writer Tracy Letts, infamous for August: Osage County writes
Facebook. Twitter. Youtube. iPhones. Skype. We’ve never lived closer to the people around us. It’s never been easier to keep in touch; to stay in the loop; to keep our finger on the pulse of the world. But in this tangle of technology, it’s easier than ever to turn a blind eye to the fleeting connections we make in our everyday lives.
But what would happen if we let those moments blossom and bloom? If a casual glance became a heartfelt conversation, if a chance meeting grew
Principal photography concludes on Adam Ciancio's Sci Fi / Thriller film. Ash (Diaco) An Alien interfacer, who has the ability to converse with ET's, has until the end of the day to rid himself of his gift or risk succumbing to its terrible side-effect. Written and Directed by Adam Ciancio. Produced by Klopek Films: Adam Ciancio, Jonah Klein, Leanne Hanley, Gabrielle Chrisopher. DOP: Aaron Farrugia #markdiaco
HST Human Sacrifice Theatre’s brilliant rendering will no doubt make audiences sit up with keen interest. Yes, it may feel jarring at first to diehard fans of the book, the play or the film. But, their new production is given a twist unique from any previous staging. Mark Diaco gives his McMurphy a livewire larrikinism, knockabout on the one hand and dangerously physical when provoked. Like Robert DeNiro’s Max Cady, from the movie, Cape Fear, his is an interpretation felt en
IN a South Melbourne rehearsal room, director David Myles is rehearsing an emotionally charged scene between mental patients Randle P. McMurphy, played by Mark Diaco, and Dale Harding, a well-educated but timid inmate played by Canadian actor Colin MacPherson. McMurphy is a petty criminal who has chosen psychiatric incarceration over jail, thinking it will be an easy option. He mocks the group therapy sessions they are forced to participate in. He is particularly scathing of