Writers On Writing / What-a-turg?
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of working as a dramaturg on a show called Am I Good Friend?, created by Yve Blake. What’s a dramaturg, you ask? … I dunno! One thing I do know is that for all the confusion around the job title, it’s not a new one. The dramaturg as understood today […]
Writers On Writing / Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Artists
In less than two weeks, Adelaide will break out in fringe fever. Running from the 24th February -18th March, the festival is the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere and the second-largest fringe festival in the world. With all that cred under its belt, it’s no wonder that Sydney’s about to experience a temporary […]
Writers On Writing / How Do Playwrights Emerge?
I’m pretty afraid of turning 30. But not for the reasons you’d think. If you’re a playwright between the ages of 16 and 30 living in Sydney, development opportunities are limitless. Pretty much every arts organisation has a program to assist young or “emerging” artists, and everything from generous cash grants to high-profile mentorships are […]
Writers On Writing / On Women in General and Eve Ensler in Particular
In 1996, Eve Ensler’s new work The Vagina Monologues opened, and with it began a movement. At the crux of the V-Day movement is a push to heighten the visibility in the public eye of women’s issues both in daily life and in extraordinary circumstances in order to help bring an end to violence against […]
Writers On Writing / Introduction from our 2012 Playwriting Festival Blogger: Georgia Symons
Hi there! My name’s Georgia Symons, and I’ll be writing for this blog in the lead-up to the NSW Writers’ Centre Playwriting Festival, so I thought I’d best introduce myself. I’m a theatre- and film-maker, (very) amateur ukulele player, and lover of all things written. I’ve been involved in development programs and showcases for writing […]
Writers On Writing / About Playwriting
Imagine, if you will, sitting for months, even years, at a desk, or on the bed, or on a couch, or in a cafe, or in a park. Life buzzes around you, but you’re in another land. You’re on a scorching battlefield in. Or in 1850s Australia. Or in a juvenile prison. Or in a […]
Writers On Writing / What Sydney Scene?
Sydney’s writing scene is often as maligned as its pubs. Four young writers handpicked by the New South Wales Writer’s Centre talk about the difficulties and opportunities associated with promoting their work in a city charged with literary lack. Whilst the majority of Sydney would have been in party preparations with the numerous sporting events […]