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Sydney Theatre Company Announces Patrick White Playwrighting Awards

Back row- STC Artistic Director Andrew Upton, Playwright Debra Thomas. Front row- STC Literary Manager Polly Rowe, Playwright Kate Mulvany. Pic by Hon Boey
Back row- STC Artistic Director Andrew Upton, Playwright Debra Thomas. Front row- STC Literary Manager Polly Rowe, Playwright Kate Mulvany. Pic by Hon Boey

Kate Mulvany is the new Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow and Debra Thomas has won the 2014 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award Kate Mulvany has been announced as the latest recipient of STC’s Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship at a special event held at The Wharf last Friday, 22nd May.

Now in its fifth year, the Fellowship is a position for an established playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years. Mulvany receives $25,000 in recognition of her body of work and previous artistic achievements. As well as including a commission from STC which she will develop during the year-long tenure, the Fellowship provides opportunities for her to share her skills with other playwrights and artists. Continue reading Sydney Theatre Company Announces Patrick White Playwrighting Awards

Dalloway @ The Eternity Playhouse

Rebecca Vaughn in DALLOWAY. Production Images by Ben Guest
Rebecca Vaughn in DALLOWAY. Production Images by Ben Guest

Great cocktail parties are increasingly rare. DALLOWAY, at the Eternity for the Sydney Writers Festival is the rarest affair of all. A gentle and gracious soiree where the fine conversation flows and the guests are eclectic and interesting to meet. As you head home stimulated by the ideas discussed and the emotions touched, your mind turns to the hostess. Is she what they say she is or what she appears to be? And… did she buy those flowers herself?

Based on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, DALLOWAY distills the essence of the novel like a fine brandy. It is a hot June day in post war London, 1923, and Clarissa Dalloway, sunny and gay, is preparing a party at her home in Westminster. She likes to succeed. Her silly little life has had many social triumphs and this will be no exception. The Prime Minister is coming…a great honour. Continue reading Dalloway @ The Eternity Playhouse

Neil Gaiman @ City Recital Hall

Neil Gaiman

On the last evening of January, the intimate City Recital Hall at Angel Place was graced with AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN. The Hugo Award winning author put on a memorable show featuring story-telling, music and song.

The focus was on the beloved author reading stories and poems from his new anthology Trigger Warning, featuring tales as dark as they were humorous.

Neil spoke with a self-effacing charm and a confidence born of twenty five years of readings. In a very personable performance he had the crowd laughing over anecdotes of his travels and cheering about his condemnation of the portrayal of women in comic books. Continue reading Neil Gaiman @ City Recital Hall