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6 Mar 2015
I should start with a disclaimer: Andrew and I have known each other – on and off – for more than thirty years. We met as theatre-struck teenagers at the (then) Australian National Playwrights Conference, studied at Sydney University and then the Victorian College of the Arts together, where he trained as a director. I view him, then and now, as one of the most intriguing artists working in Australian theatre; he runs the biggest state theatre company in the country and yet, outside the inner circle of the profession the only widely-known fact about him is that he is the husband of Cate Blanchett.
4 Mar 2015
Selected highlights from across the country this month.
26 Feb 2015
The third and final instalment of the Writing Room series, hosted by PWA Director Tim Roseman at the 2015 Australia Theatre Forum, focuses on writing time, temporality and history in the theatre. Featuring Donna Abela, Peter Matheson, Leah Purcell and Chi Vu.
25 Feb 2015
The second in the Writing Room series, hosted by Playwriting Australia’s Tim Roseman at the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum, focuses on spatial issues in theatre writing.
25 Feb 2015
The first in the Writing Rooms series, hosted by Playwriting Australia’s Tim Roseman at the 2015 Australian Theatre forum, focuses on writing for, about, or to evoke particular places in the theatre.
18 Feb 2015
Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for tertiary study.
13 Feb 2015
Rhoda Roberts is a significant force on the Australian arts scene. At the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum in Sydney, she offered up some insights and observations from her stellar career as an actor, radio host, producer and creative director.
13 Feb 2015
Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary schools.
5 Feb 2015
At the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum in Sydney, singer/songwriter, author and film maker Richard Frankland shared his insights into the use of theatre for "collective healing" and the opportunities to address the burdon of "cultural load" that is experienced by Indigenous Australians.
3 Feb 2015
At the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum in Sydney, Ilbijerri Theatre Artistic Director, Rachael Maza, discusses how cultural appropriation in theatre risks offending, when telling Indigenous stories.