Currency House has been producing their quarterly ‘Platform Papers’ since 2004. These essays seek “new directions in music, theatre, dance, arts and entertainment, film, television, cultural policy, advocacy, copyright and defamation, arts training and innovation, the creative economy, race relations, young people’s theatre, digital arts” according to their website.
At the launch of the latest paper, Board Member, Martin Portus suggested that they have pretty good form in matching the right writer to the right contemporary topic but twice now Currency House has handed over the essay task to practitioners who use their personal story to enrich the art. Last year Stephen Curtis used his life and work to argue for the place of the designer in the creation of theatre.
Platform Paper 49 is by Nigel Levings. Launched by Director Lindy Hume (Director of Opera Queensland) at Belvoir Street Theatre last night, THE LIGHTING DESIGNER is an exploration of a life lived and shared in what Hume called “the dark intimacy of lighting sessions”. Continue reading THE LIGHTING DESIGNER : PLATFORM PAPER 49 BY NIGEL LEVINGS