Brian Hatfield

Brian is an Australian Director/Actor/Teacher/Writer, resident in Vienna, who has recently founded a local ensemble, "Beyond Down Under Theatre". He has reviewed two Viennales and has trained, and worked, in ballet, theatre, film, television and Opera. He has a Masters of Arts.

Lifting the Veil

The Vienna Theatre Project puts on Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What, where logos, mythos and gender intersectFour actors and a director huddle...

Twelve Nights to Remember

Vienna’s English Theatre presents Twelfth Nights in an uneven yet endearing versionAs the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death draws to a clos...

Cover Story: Reimagining The Self

Vienna’s dramatists have a long, brilliant and turbulent history. But no year was quite so momentous as 1929, the year modernity was born.Hedwig K...

On Stage: Family Matters – Performance

The .EVOLve Theater company delves into the love that bindsMs. Barbara Wolfram glides into Café ­Goldegg, a stone’s throw from Belvedere Palace....

On Stage: The Rain in Vain

Vienna’s English Theatre’s Pygmalion is enjoyable, but fails to capture the true Shavian spiritGeorge Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at Vienna’s Engli...

Viennale 2015 – Part VIII: Drowning in the Wake of Charybdis

The Viennale ‘15 has well and truly come to a close. The first Viennale was way back in 1960, before many of us were born – about the time of black an...

Viennale 2015 – Part VII: Mentors, Monsters and Demagogues.

In the opening exposition of Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, philosophy lecturer Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) muses on the problem of sustaining Emanuel ...

Viennale 2015 – Part IV: In Gartenbau, J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

As a serious Viennale devotee with a list of must-see of films, utility often wins over comfort.  I usually make a bee line for the front row, while e...

Viennale 2015 – Part III: Drama, Documentary and an Astonishing Debut

Austria's National holiday on Monday 26th October prompted a stimulating programme at the Gartenbau, hosting films specially chosen for the occasion. ...

VIENNALE 2015-Part I: The Seduction of Cinema

Autumn. Vienna. The season and this film-set-city host their annual ephemeral light show, a last minute will o’ the wisp before the Winter curtain dra...