Since its launch in 2009 by director, writer and cabaret producer Kim Edwards, Theatre Press has grown from a blog primarily focused on cabaret to a platform covering all types of performance taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Theatre Press is now devoted to viewing and reviewing a wide spectrum of productions; from independent companies to major productions; from contemporary drama to performance art.
At Theatre Press, we perceive that reviewing performance is a creative practice in its own right, and that a flourishing artistic culture goes hand in hand with a flourishing critical culture. With many of our contributors participating in performance as both artists and reviewers, we have an informed approach that aspires to generate constructive dialogue around performance.
Lois Maskiell is a graduate of the Centre of Theatre and Performance, Monash University and has experience in performance production in Montreal, Paris and Melbourne. With a passion for interdisciplinary art, her interest in dramatic art and contemporary dance has led her to work within the domain of contemporary circus for companies including Cavalia (Montreal) and le Festival de Cirque de Demain (Paris).
In 2016, Lois presented her research on the aesthetics of contemporary circus at the international conference, ICUR organised by Monash University and the University of Warwick, UK.