”When was the last time you went to the theatre and … were completely blown away? We see a lot of reasonably good theatre, but not enough amazing theatre. We’ve become used to getting up after a play and saying, ‘That was good, where’ll we go for coffee?”’
Just discovered this post on Adelaide Theatre Critic, Jane Howard’s blog, featuring a quote from Ross Mueller about developing audiences for new writers, and an inability (in Ross’s opinion) for Melbourne artists to have opportunities like those (apparently) available in Sydney – with Ross’ example Lachlan Philpott’s Silent Disco, recently performed to rave reviews in a collaboration between the Australian Theatre for Young People (www.atyp.com.au) and Griffin Theatre Company (www.griffintheatre.com.au).
My comments are at the bottom of Jane’s post, and reprinted below.
Response 1 (27/10/2011 – 12:12am):
Read, and support the festival if you can. Hopefully they can get private support to ensure the event can still run and provide arty things to the people of Newcastle.
Says it all really. Click for more in depth. :)
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