Author: Connor Johnston

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Dr. Helen Jeges

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Dr Helen Jeges is the 2016 Australian Animal Justice Party Candidate for Hotham.

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #15 “2016 Election Special”

Presentation1 [Autosaved]It’s a massive 2 HOUR edition of ‪#‎DejaMoo‬ tonight on Radio Monash, featuring interviews with 9 Different Members for Parliament and other local candidates from Australian Labor PartyLiberal Party of AustraliaThe Australian Greens and the Australian Animals Justice Party // including: Mark DreyfusStefanie Perri – Labor Candidate for ChisholmWillisa HogarthAlex BhathalJoshua Briers – Greens Candidate for Deakin George Hua – Liberal for HothamJosh Fergeus – Greens Candidate for ChisholmTony Clark, Labor for DeakinDr Helen Jeges

 

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston, Paris Balla and Yusuf Aly

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: George Hua

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

George Hua is the 2016 Australian Liberal Party Candidate for Hotham.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Mark Dreyfus MP

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Mark Dreyfus MP is the Australian Labor Party Federal Member for Isaacs.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Wilissa Hogarth

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Willisa Hogarth is the 2016 Australian Greens Party Candidate for Flinders.

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #14 “Just Keep Swimming”

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Join Connor, Paris and Yusuf in show 14 of Deja Moo as they tackle the latest developments in the 2016 Australian Election, Reconstruct themselves emotionally following the release of “Finding Dory” and “Orange is the New Black”, Eat Saladas and pose some interesting questions about the accessibility of the music industry. All that and More on Deja Moo

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston, Paris Balla and Yusuf Aly

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REVIEW: PEP Productions’ “The Laramie Project”

“The Laramie Project” is a script I’ve read and studied many times before, but actually have never seen performed live on stage before. Constructed purely from interviews conducted by the the Tectonic Theatre Company with the locals of Laramie, the play details the life and death of Matthew Sheppard, who at the age of 21 fell victim to a vicious hate crime, tortured and murdered by local boys Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson on the outskirts of his home town. The play serves to translate to the audience the effect Sheppard’s murder had on the global debates regarding homophobia and hate crime legislation, as well as the impact it had on the small town in which it occurred, through the format of “Verbatim Theatre”. Due to both the abnormal nature of the play’s design as well as the confronting nature of its content, “The Laramie Project” remains one of the most difficult plays to perform and get right. However, due to an incredible amount of effort, talent and reverence, it is a play that PEP Productions absolutely nails. Read more …

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Humon #4 – June 15th 2016

The Lives of Humans at Monash…. Curated by Hugh Murray // 

I love J Cole. I know this interview was meant to be about the difference between Fiji and Australia but J Cole is bae. You know how rap talks about sex and drugs. Now that I think about it, J Cole’s songs are about sex. I was going to say that J Cole’s isn’t like that but I guess he is. But not about the drug life. I think I like him because of his vibe. He’s not society’s ideal of conventional beauty, but he’s still cute. Something you can wave your hand up in the air for: I call it the 90 degree right-angle right arm basketball tap. It’s something I can listen to when it’s 3am, my best friend’s door is locked and I can’t sleep.

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #13 “Leaving the Land Down Under”

76ae-6dd0-415b-b545-dbdc82abdd93It’s the end of an Era as Sam bids farewell to Deja Moo in a jam-packed Farewell Special! To mark the occasion, the boys are joined by new hosts Paris and Yusuf who make their RadMon debut. Throughout the show the team discuss the recent Orlando tragedies, the criticism regarding “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and pay tribute to Sam’s time in Aus. All this and more in the biggest Deja Moo yet.

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted By: Connor Johnston, Paris Balla, Yusuf Aly and Sam Corcoran

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REVIEW: Blue Saint’s “Songs for a New World”

“Songs for a New World” was without question one of the most unique and abstract theatre shows I’ve ever attended. Not as comprehensive as a musical, though not as clean cut as your standard song cycle, “Songs” was a show that was incredibly demanding on both its cast and creative team, requiring them to create a coherent experience and effectively translate an extensive number of stories and characters in a limited amount of time, with a total lack of dialogue. In the program, Director Luke Joslin talked of the difficulties associated with infusing the song cycle with a certain ‘theatricality’, which is no easy task. It is a challenge however that Joslin met with great effect, having linked these different characters not by narrative but by tone and style. Married with an incredibly effective set and lighting design that aided audiences in establishing themselves in the narrative, Joslin and Blue Saint have staged a show with more significance and meaning than most productions found even in Melbourne’s biggest theatres.

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REVIEW: ARTEFACT THEATRE COMPANY’S “PROOF”

“Proof” marks the second time this year where I’ve had the privilege of attending the debut performance of a brand new company and, to put it plainly, once again Melbourne has gained yet another strong platform upon which to promote and showcase groundbreaking theatre. The company, Artefact Theatre, derives its name from the idea that “powerful theatre leaves something behind with an audience, buried deep within their minds”. With “Proof”, Artefact have produced a deeply relevant, striking and moving piece of theatre that is sure to meet their goals and stay with their audience for a while yet.

The script itself by David Auburn has an incredible amount of appeal, and lends itself effortlessly to Artefact’s core philosophy. Dealing with the themes of family, loss, sacrifice, depression and ultimately survival, Proof’s greatest strength is that it quickly centres in on its characters. The show is quite cathartic in the way some of its themes are unapologetically confronting, but never dealt with in bad taste. Regardless of how serious the show sounds, make no mistake; it is very funny. Director Emily O’Brien-Brown has achieved the perfect balance of comedy and heartbreak to produce something very special indeed. Read more …