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NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL 20140615
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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL

PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS

NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL

The National Play Festival unites audiences and artists in a celebration of Australian stories.

Playwriting Australia, in association with Carriageworks, will present four days of plays, talks and special events, including performances of incredible new plays by some of Australia’s most extraordinary writers.

This is a Play Festival of big ideas, of playwrights pushing at the boundaries of what theatre can be and do, imagining vast worlds and asking us to discover their sense of mischief, vitality and rigour. We ask huge questions about the role of art in society and the place of playwrights in our culture, and celebrate writers as our cultural beacons.

Please note: All works contain strong language and are recommended for Ages 15 +

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Andrew Bovell: Harold Pinter at the Ivy

SHOWCASE PLAYS:
Thieves by Kathryn Ash
A hilarious, macabre, gothic and explosive new play that conjures the grubby world of an inner-suburbs bottle-shop.

Mortido by Angela Betzien
A break-neck ride from Mexican slums and Cabramatta backstreets to the edge of the Amazon.

Moths by Michele Lee
A refreshing and hilarious take on ‘the play within a play’ in which six actors rehearse a play exploring gender and Asian identity

Samson by Julia Rose Lewis
Samson is a startlingly funny and touching Australian coming-of-age story by an emerging playwright with an extraordinary gift for character.

SONGRITES
Three celebrated Indigenous musicians Casey Donovan (winner of Australian Idol), Troy Brady (Aim4More) and Abe Wright (Street Warriors) have created new theatre pieces.

Savage by Jane Bodie
Presented in partnership with the Bell Shakespeare Company’s creative development arm.

(+65) SINGAPORE CALLING
An international spotlight on new writing from Singapore as part of an exchange with Checkpoint Theatre.

FREE SPEECH – Free Public Forums
We give the megaphone to playwrights to share their visions that could change the world and some of our best actors discuss the iconic Australian characters roles they’ve created

PLAYWRIGHTS’ PROGRAM
Invaluable opportunities for playwrights to extend their craft led by the country’s best practitioners.

Full program
www.nationalplayfestival.org.au

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12 – 15 Jun 2014

Tickets

12 – 15 June

General admission