Drama Queens on Video

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Why is it that we see so few plays by Australian women on stage? Why is it that women are still so under-represented, despite the great strides made in recent decades by feminism? What responsibilities does the theatre have? How can female playwrights avoid the stain of tokenism and kid glove criticism?

In this video, Playwrights Patricia Cornelius and Van Badham, Artistic Directors Marion Potts and Ralph Myers and moderator Chris Mead discuss contemporary Australian theatre’s relationship to gender, diversity and the canon.

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