National Play Festival: Departure Lounge

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Australians on the International Stage

What makes a work travel? What role can cultural agencies play in ‘internationalising’ a writer and their work? How can companies work internationally? And how can writers get heard overseas?

Another expert panel will talk anecdote, policy and strategy: join playwrights Van Badham, Jane Bodie, Raimondo Cortese, Daniel Keene and Joanna Murray-Smith.


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National Play Festival: Departure Lounge

The National Play Festival annually celebrates Australian playwriting excellence, showcasing the finest new Australian plays. For the first time the Festival will be held in Melbourne, hosting a series of public discussions that gets to the heart of how writing and ideas play out in our theatres. Speakers include Daniel Keene, Joanna Murray-Smith and Ray Lawler, amongst others.


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