Category: Off The Cuff

May 28, 2017 / Off The Cuff

On Tuesday May 30 I’m lucky enough to be giving the second Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture at the Basement. It is called meaning Each Note: Truth, Universality and Cultural Amnesia. Into it I’ll weave Jackie’s grand legacy as well as some more, er, opinionated thrusts. After my half-lecture the Jackie Orszaczky Budget…

December 29, 2016 / Off The Cuff

Dear Guilty Parties, Massive thanks to all who have contributed to sending my play Guilt to Washington DC – hopefully just in time to rattle the Trump junta! The campaign ends on Saturday, and with our dollar still plummeting against the US, any last-minute donations could be life-savers: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/john-shands-guilt/ Thanks…

December 18, 2016 / Off The Cuff

Dear Guilt-Lovers, A million thanks to all who have so generously contributed towards having my play Guilt staged by Washington DC’s brilliant Scena Theatre in 2017. The finishing line is in sight. Alas it keeps moving! Following on from the unfortunate Trump Effect, the US Federal Reserve’s decision to hoist…