Sidetrack: Discovering the Theatricality of Community

Tom Burvill

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In the interview above, Malcolm Blaylock referred to Sidetrack, a community theatre company in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney, as ‘arguably the best company in Australia’. Here, Tom Burvill examines some of the company's recent work, and sets it in the context of an understanding of community theatre which he traces back to Brecht and Walter Benjamin. Tom Burvill, who has himself acted as a dramaturg for Sidetrack, lectures in English and linguistics at Macquarie University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-89
Number of pages10
JournalNew Theatre Quarterly
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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