National Play Festival: Departure Lounge
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The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has taken responsibility for what a Scottish national theatre might be through innovative programming and having no building. They tour extensively across Scotland and the world, and have thrown their metaphorical doors open to possibility and boldness. We talk with emerging Scottish playwrights Lynda Radley, Morna Pearson and Stef Smith, along with NTS’ new Literary Manager, George Aza-Selinger about a national theatre, pride and their theatre scene today.
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.