Investing in Cultural Leadership Showcase - Thursday 11th August, 2016. Melbourne
Supported by Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Malthouse Theatre and Theatre Network Australia
Why do we hide behind buzzwords and verbal advocacy and then fail to act? The lack of this nature of interrogation and the - sometimes - failure of new writing to interpret the now through the elements of drama is what leads to a stagnant theatre culture. It fuels writing which copies trends, recycles aesthetics, or worse, speaks only to its inner circle. Every time I sit at my desk, I ask myself how I might use playwrIting as an act of revolution. It’s one thing to believe that art is as important to understanding the world as science (or economics) are. It’s another altogether to make the work with that revolutionary energy.
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