Kate Mulvany is the ultimate storyteller. She is also, in my humble opinion, one of the most talented gals of our generation. Kate is best known as the creator and star of The Seed, her critically acclaimed and hugely successful play that is well on it’s way to ‘classic’ status in the Australian canon. With… Read more.
Jane Bodie is someone who knows how to keep the plates spinning. With three plays happening simultaneously across two states, one might expect a certain fatigue to be trickling down the phone from Sydney, but if anything, her London inflections reflect an energy and excitement about her current ventures. These include two remounts, Hilt and This… Read more.
Marc Opitz has submitted this obituary to AussieTheatre to pay tribute to Julia Britton, who passed away in Adelaide on November 5 this year. Born Hilda Hartt in Romily Cheshire, Britton was educated at Withington Girls School and the University of Manchester, graduating in 1930. She emigrated to South Africa to teach Latin and Greek… Read more.
It's that time of the year again! Griffin Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Griffin Award, an annual prize worth $10,000 offered for an outstanding new Australian play. Griffin Theatre's incoming Artistic Director Lee Lewis is keenly aware of the significance of this award, which has supported and highlighted Australian writers since 1998… Read more.
The 2012 Griffin Award has been won by actress and playwright Vivienne Walshe for her heartfelt new Australian play This is Where We Live. Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company has recognised outstanding plays or performance texts which display an innovative, authentic and contemporary Australian voice for 15 years and according to Griffin’s Artistic Director Sam Strong, Walshe’s… Read more.
This week Bethany Simons, writer/performer of two-time Green Room Award nominated play, The Weather and Your Health, ponders the role of an audience, and why it is we do what we do… “We’ve been reading your script in drama class, and I have a question…” It took me a moment to process this comment made… Read more.
Aspiring playwrights between the ages of 14 and 26 have the exciting opportunity to win a place at The Voices Project’s Fresh Ink Studio for a week of writing, led by some of Australia’s best playwrights. And also an iPad. Writers need to produce a three minute video – a monologue – about love, in… Read more.
The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) has opened applications for emerging playwrights to take part in the ‘Fresh Ink’ National Studio at Riversdale, NSW, for a week from Monday, December 5.