From PWA…

June 30, 2017By adminAwards, Funding, National News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Theatre Sector News No Comments

Congratulations from all of us at TNN to the successful PWA Dualogue Program recipients. There was a huge amount of submissions with some great partnerships awarded to:  Tammy Anderson, Vanessa Bates and Jane FitzGerald, Campion Decent and Matt Scholten, Ross Mueller and Chris Mead, Sue Smith and Geordie Brookman. Click here to visit the Playwriting … Read More

Raising the issue of gender equality in theatre critiques

May 30, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Australia Council for the Arts, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting, Valuing the Arts No Comments

  Multiple reviewers of many genders, races, sexualities, and, perhaps most importantly, taste in art, might someday review one play and discuss the work in a dialectic. This approach might give the lie to the mask of objectivity and reveal that elusive thumbprint, taste, which can be invisibly gendered. In her speech at the female theatre … Read More

Can we celebrate being female, being human on our stages?

May 22, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting No Comments

Calling for more female-driven musicals. Andrea Lepcio in HowlRound poses the question: Can we create musicals that allow women to be all that they are: good, bad, ugly, and beautiful? Can we celebrate being female? Can we celebrate being human? … If you Google feminist theatre, you get a strong HowlRound piece “Feminist Theatre: What does … Read More

Duologue Submissions Now Open | Playwriting Australia

March 15, 2017By adminOpportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development No Comments

Playwriting Australia is launching a new creative program for playwrights and their creative partners, and we want your submissions! Playwriting Australia aims to provide playwrights at all levels of their careers with time, space and creative guidance to explore and refine their work. Duologue is a new program, which will champion midcareer and established writers, … Read More

Theatre-ing While Disabled: Intern Edition

February 28, 2017By adminArtists living with disability, Industry Training, Inspiration, Playwriting, Professional Development, Valuing the Arts, Wellbeing No Comments

Kate Langsdorf writes about why she never took an unpaid internship. In this Howlround series, Kate highlights some of the twenty theatre job titles she’s held over the years, rating them based on their level of awesomeness / non-awesomeness through the lens of her physical disability. Each position is ranked on a scale of one … Read More

Transgender: looking back, moving forward –  The University of Sydney and Seymour Centre

February 10, 2017By adminDiversity, Independent Theatre, LGBTI, NSW Arts News, Playwriting, Showcase, Theatre Industry events No Comments

TRANSGENDER: LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD How do theatre plays, such as The Trouble with Harry contribute to advancing contemporary transgender issues? A post-performance Q&A co-presented with the Seymour Centre as part of the 2017 Mardi Gras The latest Seymour Centre play, The Trouble with Harry re-imagines the true case of Eugenia Falleni AKA Harry Crawford, … Read More

Playwriting opportunities abound this summer

December 14, 2016By adminAwards, Funding, Opportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Theatre Sector News No Comments

Plenty of script development and award opportunities available to apply for this month! Playwriting Australia Script Development 2017 Playwriting Australia has been busy around Australia and doesn’t want you to miss out on the action and opportunities they provide. Applications are now now open for PWA’s first round of script development opportunities for 2017. Playwrights  will … Read More