Pamela Rabe in the Cherry Orchard 2021

New Pamela Rabe Interview: The Stage Show with Michael Cathcart

New radio interview about Pamela and her upcoming plays The Last Season and The Cherry Orchard.

Pamela Rabe | The Last Season rehearsalsPamela Rabe | The Last Season rehearsals (Photo by Force Majeure)

Pamela Rabe moved to Australia from Canada in the early 1980s and quickly became one of our most celebrated stage and screen actors. In the last decade she’s won three Helpmann Awards. At the 2021 Sydney Festival she’ll perform in Force Majeure’s The Last Season alongside Paul Capsis, Olwen Fouéré and a company of young performers. Later in the year she’ll feature in her fourth production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, this time at Belvoir.
Broadcast: Tue 8 Dec 2020, 10:05am

Presenter: Michael Cathcart
Producer: Kim Jirik
Supervising Producer: Rosa Ellen


The Conversation Hour

The Conversation Hour: Jennifer Doudna co-developer of CRISPR/cas9 gene editing, and Pamela Rabe

Dr Gael Jennings is Jon Faine’s co-host.  She is an Honorary Fellow at Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Their first guest is Prof Jennifer Doudna, who is Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. Jennifer led the discovery of CRISPR/cas9 gene editing (with Emmanuelle Charpentier). You can hear her with Kevin Esvelt on The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing for The Convergence Science Network, supported by the Lorne Genome Conference and Melbourne University’s School of BioSciences. It’s at the Plenary, Jeff’s Shed (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre), tonight (Tuesday 13th Feb, 2018) at 6:00pm.

Then they are joined by actor and director Pamela Rabe, who stars as Hazel in The Children (and plays ‘The Freak’ Joan Ferguson in Wentworth). The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, and directed by Sarah Goodes for the MTC, is on at The Sumner, Southbank Theatre until 10th March, 2018.


Radio Triple R

Acclaimed actor Pamela Rabe joined Breakfasters to chat about her latest role in The Testament of Mary. In this performance Rabe plays a mourning and defiant Mary in a re-imagined narrative of the Mother of Christ. Listen back as they discuss varying degrees of religiosity, Rabe’s own experiences with Christianity and more generally, if she likes playing the villain and why. Plus they ask the question: if Mary’s voice could be heard, what is it that she would most want to say?


Pamela Rabe at Radio RRR 2017


Pamela Rabe | Nick Earls Interview 2016

Nick Earls’ new novellas and Wentworth’s Pamela Rabe

Pamela Rabe tells how she met playwright Tennessee Williams, and Nick Earls explains why the novella is the perfect format for twenty-first century stories.

Jon Faine’s co-host is cruciverbalist, author, and broadcaster, David Astle.

Their first guest is actor and director Pamela Rabe, who is currently performing in The Glass Menagerie at the Malthouse Theatre until 5th June, 2016.

Then they are joined by author Nick Earls. His latest books are the Wisdom Tree novellas.

Nick Earls, Pamela Rabe, David Astle (John Standish - ABC Local)Nick Earls, Pamela Rabe, David Astle (ABC Local)


Pamela Rabe Radio Triple R 2016

Pamela Rabe – Smart Arts

Pamela Rabe at Radio Triple R May 19th, 2016

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Pamela Rabe | The Drawing Room 2013 Interview

Chekhov for children? Pamela Rabe | The Drawing Room Interview

Pamela Rabe is starring in a contemporary version of The Cherry Orchard and writer Danny Katz has just released a new book for young adults called Mucked Up.

They join Waleed Aly in The Drawing Room to chew the cud on Chekhov and children’s books and all things Canadian.

Image: Danny Katz, Pamela Rabe and Waleed Aly (Barbara Heggen, ABC)Danny Katz, Pamela Rabe and Waleed Aly (Barbara Heggen, ABC)

Source: | 31 July 2013