Just exactly what it says in the headline.

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So in the wake of the horrific murder-suicide in Brisbane this week, a lot has been written and shared about domestic violence and societal responses to it. I’ve tried to read as much of it as I can stomach, and now I can’t read any more. Now I have questions, so bear with me while I build up to them.

Read more: Punching Upholstery

Back in 2017 Kim and I went to see our very first Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble show. It was their yearly main stage production in Roma St Parklands and in 2017 the put on A Winter’s Tale. I remember loving the way the company used minimal sets and used the language and the emotions of the performances to drive the story. It was exactly the sort of theatre I wanted to do, but it seemed like a level of performance that was a bit beyond me.

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I am all too aware that using the word Aloha in the title of a piece about a holiday in Hawaii is a pungent cliché. However, I looked up the statutes established in the State of Hawaii Department of Tourism, and it turns out it’s a federal offence punishable by three years imprisonment or a $30,000 fine not to do it. So there.

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They say you should never meet your heroes. I don’t know who they are, I don’t know who coined the phrase, and I don’t know what they’d be likely to do if you cross them. In my case, I wasn’t able to meet this particular hero because he’s been dead for more than fifty years, so instead I dressed up as him and pretended to be him for about a week and a half.

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