National Play Festival: Departure Lounge
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What are the challenges and new possibilities of writing for radio in the digital age? Online listening means that local networks are now portals to the world. Is this a boom or a bust for the local and the particular? We talk with two key decision makers about how they are conceptualising the future of the medium today: Alison Hindell, Head of Audio Drama, BBC (UK), Anna Messariti, Executive Producer, Radio Drama, ABC Radio National and Johannes Jakob, Voiceworks Editor, Express Media.
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.