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10 Jun 2015

Our June picks for schools

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary schools.
9 Jun 2015

The Accidental Dramaturg by Francesca Smith

I find myself struggling; tying myself in knots trying to define my approach to something which is by nature so ephemeral and intangible. I haven’t written an essay since I was at university and then only under the intense and liberating pressure of exam conditions. And I’m busy traversing my own creative wasteland at the moment… What exactly do I do?
2 Jun 2015

Australian plays on stage - June 2015

Selected highlights from across the country this month.
27 May 2015

Our May picks for community theatre

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for community theatre groups.
19 May 2015

Our May picks for tertiary study

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for tertiary study.
12 May 2015

Our May picks for schools

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary schools.
4 May 2015

Where Are We Now? by Stephen Sewell

I am always wary of titles like the one I have chosen above, wondering who the we in question actually is, much as Tonto does in the joke where he and the Lone Ranger are surrounded by their murderous injun foes, and the Lone Ranger turns to him to say "Looks like we're in trouble, Tonto," to which his loyal indian companion replies, "What do you mean we, white man?" Far too often the we invoked is simply a sleight of hand aimed at making the rest of us accept something we would rather not on behalf of an assumed commonality with people we don't even like, as when the Treasurer warns gravely, for example, that "We all have to tighten our belts," meaning that you and I have to tighten our belts while the people behind this god-awful mess continue to make gravy at our children's expense.
28 Apr 2015

A COMMERCIAL FARCE by Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton is a bit of a pin-up of mine. His ceaseless energy and optimism as a theatre artist has made him a successful playwright, dramaturg, director and actor (in both stage and screen). He is a total artist who works with passion, dedication and – most delightfully – with a massive sense of humour.
28 Apr 2015

Australian plays on stage - May 2015

Selected highlights from across the country this month.
15 Apr 2015

Our April picks for community theatre

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for community theatre groups.

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