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26 Oct 2012

Bare Witness: In conversation with the playwright

Bare Witness has been embarking on a marathon tour of Australia for the best part of 2012. As it wends its way to Hobart's Theatre Royal (21 & 22 Nov) and the home of AustralianPlays.org, we took the opportunity to sit down with the playwright, Mari Lourey, to talk about the origins of this politically charged and morally complex piece of theatre.
19 Oct 2012

Joanna Murray-Smith defends ABC radio drama

As part of ongoing efforts to save ABC radio drama, playwright and Playwriting Australia board member, Joanna Murray-Smith, has released an open letter to Mark Scott, Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
17 Oct 2012

2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

The Victorian Premier's Literary awards were presented at Melbourne's Regent Theatre last night, with the major prize, the Victorian Prize for Literature, going to Bill Gammage for his novel The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia. In the Drama category, Lally Katz received a nod for her script, A Golem Story, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre in 2011.
16 Oct 2012

Sewell takes up role at NIDA

Today NIDA has announced the appointment of Stephen Sewell as the Institute’s new Head of Writing for Performance. Stephen has won great popular and critical acclaim as a playwright, screenwriter, novelist and academic lecturer, as well as directing in both theatre and film, over a career that has spanned 30 years in the arts and entertainment industries.
26 Sep 2012

2012 Philip Parson's Young Playwright's Award

Belvoir St Theatre today announced that applications are now open for the 2012 Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award.
14 Sep 2012

The mysterious language of dread in The Splinter

Playwright Hilary Bell talks about her latest investigation of the darker side of life, a play in the 'Gothic horror' tradition that was commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company...
10 Sep 2012

Just another exploding galaxy

Fringe festivals are a time of new discoveries, for audiences and participants alike. We caught up emerging playwright Ildiko Susany who's preparing a show for Sydney Fringe 2012.
3 Sep 2012

The world of Lachlan Philpott

Lachlan Philpott's reputation as one of the country's outstanding playwrights was cemented with a recent AWGIE win. In this Fresh Ink video, he talks about his process and inspirations.
29 Aug 2012

A rom-com for the Fringe

Fringe festivals are a time of new discoveries, for audiences and participants alike. We caught up with a debut playwright called Monica Zanetti, who's preparing a show for Sydney Fringe 2012.
27 Aug 2012

AWGIE winners announced

The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the recipients of the 45th annual AWGIE Awards.

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