Texts in the City: Cosi

Texts in the City: Cosi

Respected stage and screen actor Barry Otto joins Tony Wilson in this fifth Texts in the City session, this time looking at Louis Nowra’s Così.

Drawing on Otto’s experience of playing colourful manic-depressive character Roy, the discussion covers the text’s political setting, the purity of love and hate and the power of theatre to bring new vitality to the disadvantaged and misunderstood. It also features Otto reading from some notable scenes in the play.

You may also like to watch 2012’s session, with Ruby Murray and Lorin Clarke.


Portrait of Barry Otto

Barry Otto

Barry Otto has worked in the performing arts in Australia for more than 35 years.

Portrait of Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is an author of more than 20 books for all ages and several genres. His picture books Hickory Dickory Dash and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon were bestseller and both were selected as National Simultaneous Storytime titles. His most recent book for adults is 1989: The Great Grand Final (Hardie Grant, 2020) 

Listen to Texts in the City: Cosi