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6 Jun 2012

Kate's Australian Story

AustralianPlays.org spotlights an Australian playwright in the media. Kate Mulvany is profiled on Australian Story, reflecting on some of the greatest challenges of her life so far and her career as a playwright and performer.
30 May 2012

Tom's picks for May

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary teachers, for tertiary study and for community theatre groups.
25 May 2012

Griffin Award shortlist announced

The shortlisted plays for the 2012 Griffin Award have been announced. The award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary voice. Plays or performance texts submitted may be original ideas or adaptations from other forms.
19 May 2012

Patrick White winners announced

The winner of the 2011 Patrick White Plawrights' Award has been announced as Phillip Kavanagh, while Patricia Cornelius has been honoured with a prestigious Patrick White Fellowship.
12 May 2012

Falling into worlds

Playwright and performer Stephen House continues to tour his acclaimed monologue dealing with homelessness.
11 May 2012

Fennessy brings family ghosts to the stage

Black Swan State Theatre Company's latest production is written and directed by Aidan Fennessy, and tells a story that's painfully close to his heart.
7 May 2012

La Mama and me

Andrew Dodds looks back on his association with Melbourne's iconic La Mama Theatre.
27 Apr 2012

'Hard-core' win for Declan Greene

Declan Greene has been announced this year's winner of the prestigious Max Afford Playwrights' Award, which is open to playwrights aged between 18 and 40.
27 Apr 2012

Patrick White Playwrights' Award 2011 shortlist

The five shortlisted plays for the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award have been announced. The award is about "acknowledging a playwright whose work is ambitious, demonstrating skilful application of craft, while at the same time honouring Patrick White’s contribution to Australian theatre.”
26 Apr 2012

New women in theatre report to be a game-changer?

An Australia Council report released this week gives a detailed picture of the representation of women in creative leadership positions in the theatre industry, from the early eighties up to the present day. According to the accompanying media release, the situation has 'deteriorated' over the past decade, in constrast to improvements seen in the two decades previously as a result of strategic intervention.

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