Two Sides of the Story

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at Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall

Music Theatre

Life is a musical old chum… but how do those who write for Music Theatre even begin? How does song relate to story? Do you sacrifice narrative integrity in the name of something you can tap your toe to? Casey Bennetto’s triumphant Keating! and Mathew Frank award-winning Prodigal and Once We Lived Here could not have been more different. Was writing them?

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Portrait of Mathew Frank

Mathew Frank

Mathew Frank is a Melbourne-based director and composer.

Portrait of Casey Bennetto

Casey Bennetto

Casey Bennetto is an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. He wrote the musical KEATING!, hosts the program Superfluity on Melbourne’s 3RRR, and has appeared in places as diverse as ABCTV’s Spicks and Specks, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House.

Two Sides of the Story

Each month at the Wheeler Centre, two writers discuss the points of difference and the common experiences of a creative life. From playwrights to poets, from award-winners to emerging talent, the Victorian Writers’ Centre and the Wheeler Centre join forces to explore what aspects of being a writer are universal and which ones are unique.


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