What kinds of stories do we tell about gay men and their sexuality on the screen, on stage and on the page? How has storytelling about male-on-male sexuality evolved over time? And what are some of the stories and characters that have been important to gay male writers in all forms of storytelling? We’re joined by novelist Christos Tsiolkas (Barracuda, The Slap), playwright Tommy Murphy (Holding the Man) and filmmaker Tony Ayres (Matchbox Pictures).
Hosted by Crusader Hillis.
Tommy Murphy is the screenwriter and associate producer for the feature film of Holding the Man. His stage adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s much-loved tragic romance memoir, has had productions every year since its premiere, including Melbourne (MTC), Sydney (Griffin, Belvoir, Sydney Opera House)... Read more
Tony Ayres is a principal and founding partner of Matchbox Pictures and an accomplished writer, director and producer for both film and television. His feature film, The Home Song Stories, premiered at Berlin and won 23 Australian and international awards including 8 AFI Awards. His first feature, W... Read more
Christos Tsiolkas is the author of six novels, including Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award, as well as being made into a feature film. His fourth novel, the international... Read more
Crusader Hillis is a writer, editor, curator and producer. He co-founded (with Rowland Thomson) the queer bookshop Hares & Hyenas in 1991. In its 23-year history, Hares & Hyenas has presented over 700 literary and performance events, both here and interstate. Since becoming a licensed perfor... Read more
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