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4 Jan 2012
The Max Afford Award is an initiative of the late Thelma May Afford in memory of her husband, Max Afford. She wanted to provide young writers with the incentive to improve their creative writing as well as to enhance the general public’s appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights.
14 Dec 2011
PlayWriting Australia has announced the Showcase season for its National Play Festival in 2012. The five selected plays will be presented in the form of a polished reading.
1 Dec 2011
MKA Artistic Director Tobias Manderson-Galvin talks about his controversial new play, which he describes as 'agitprop.'
25 Nov 2011
Ilbijerri Theatre Company's latest production is a play derived from official testimonies before a 1881 Government Inquiry into the ‘Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve’ in Victoria.
9 Nov 2011
NovemberISM is a month-long festival of new playwriting organised by Sydney based collective ISM.
9 Nov 2011
Finegan Kruckemeyer discusses his play This Uncharted Hour, which was inspired by a commission to write 'a play about everything in the world.'
6 Nov 2011
Playwright Van Badham talks about her new role as Associate Artist (Writing) at Malthouse Theatre.
1 Nov 2011
The Women Playwrights' Solutions Roundtable, jointly supported by the Australia Council’s Theatre and Major Performing Arts Boards, took place on Friday, 12 August 2011. This report documents the processes and people involved, the substance of the discussion and the outcomes.
31 Oct 2011
This panel session took place at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 16 September 2011 as part of the Australian Theatre Forum. Responding to audience demand for more connection, for the more experiential – artists and companies are experimenting with new modes of engagement that have the capacity to deepen and re-imagine relationships between artists and audiences.
31 Oct 2011
This panel session took place at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 15 September 2011 as part of the Australian Theatre Forum. Practitioners share their experiences of partnering and the impact it has had on their work – negotiating different ways of making, working in culturally and economically unfamiliar conditions, optimising both successes and failures.