Radiothon 2021 - on now

Radiothon is on now!

Radiothon 2021 - on now

Radiothon is on now!

Listen to Smart Arts - 30 January 202042:0430 January 2020

Richard talks with Miranda Hill, the director of Homophonic, which is a Midsumma show of queer contemporary classical music.

Then he speaks with Declan Greene, director of Feather in the Web, which is a contemporary Australian play with a very unusual and challenging main character. Declan describes the play as "super fun and then then it's super not fun".

Finally Richard speaks with Tomas Parrish who plays the lead role in When the Light Leaves which is a play about assisted dying. If you find that topic challenging, you can stop the podcast at 30 minutes.

About this program

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include:

  • 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith.
  • 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick.
  • 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo.

Please email for all interview requests.


Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.