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Across the screen, a psychiatrist dashes along bush tracks, trying to beat the running record of a stranger while blaming herself for the death of a patient who took her own life. It’s a lot to take in, but playing a mental health professional with anxiety issues has resonated for actor Geraldine Hakewill, whose new ABC drama, Wakefield, seems made for times when fire, a pandemic and social isolation have sorely tested us all.

On 26 May, the same night a super full moon will be totally eclipsed, Melbourne will finally premiere the first season of Rising. The city’s new 12-night cultural festival was cancelled last August during a dark year for the arts when Covid-19 forced performances and exhibitions to shutter.

The festival will feature more than 800 artists, including more than 750 from Victoria.

Steve's essays Bent Man Running published in Growing Up Queer in Australia and Stream drama in Meanjin autumn 2020.
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