The Theatre Thoughts Podcast began in November 2021 as an accompaniment to the Theatre Thoughts Australia website. Our first episodes began as a back and forth conversation on our favourite pieces of theatre and has since slowly transitioned into a platform to promote, discuss and feature upcoming, established, independent and professional artists and productions. This includes Leanne Cope (An American in Paris), Vidya Makan & Kala Gare (SIX the Musical), Yve Blake (Fangirls), and comedy duo Mel and Sam (Sh*t Wrecked, Not Hat, Not Play The Cabaret, High Pony). The purpose of the Theatre Thoughts Podcast is to bring conversations with the artists and creatives in all facets of the theatre industry to the ears of our listeners. We focus on, and promote, those who are changing the landscape of theatre, and cutting out a slice of the theatre scene to share their story.
About the Host
Justin (he/him) is a writer, teacher, actor and (for a short time) European tour guide. Raised in Western Sydney, he always had an avid love for theatre and the spontaneous. This led him to seeking a career in drama teaching which allowed him to teach in the United Kingdom for three years where he nabbed himself a cheap West End ticket every weekend he could. Justin has developed his writing for publishers such as Theatre People and ArtsHub before establishing his own theatrically focused business, Theatre Thoughts. His past theatre credits include directing Stiles and Drew’s Soho Cinders, the ‘brave’ Sir Robin in Spamalot for Arcadians Theatre and the French Taunter/Tim in Spamalot for Springers UK, ensemble in Footloose and Pirates of Penzance and his debut role as Muldoon in Jurassic: That is One Big Pile of Musical which took out the audience favourite award in the Sydney Fringe Festival 2015. As the years have gone by, Justin has taken a great interest in swallowing as much theatre as he can and bringing it to the masses through the establishment of the Theatre Thoughts brand and developing the voice of artists from across the independent and professional sectors.