I am seeking advice. I am a playwright, I have never written for the screen but ...
A production of one of my plays is currently windng down here in Adelaide. We have only two more performances to go. One of the most common remarks made by audiences is that the play should be turned into a film script or at the very least that I should attempt to sell it to a film maker.
After losing another cast member overboard, this time Maureen Barnett for health reasons, we have managed to press-gang Rosemary Longhurst into picking up the part of Pam Shaw with the season bearing down on us. Thank you, Rosemary and best wishes for a speedy recovery, Maureen.
We are knee deep in a technological age...what are you going to do about it? Sit there and watch it fly by, or utilise it to its best ability?
It is truly amazing the kind of technology we have at our hands to use, and the performing industry is clearly one that is always finding new technology or using old technology in a new way (by old technology I mean something created last year...you know how quick 'new' bits and bobs are on the market!)
The Bump In Project is seeking applications from Victorian emerging theatre designers and technicians.
This is a two-year project which aims to assist Victorian emerging theatre workers. I know from experience that getting into the professional Melbourne theatre scene is tough – not just for actors, but for techies too. And so in 2008 and 2009 I am trialing a pilot program which will assist local artists to get involved on a professional level.
This sort of applies to many entertainment areas.
I am currently performing in Harbour's one act season and after doing several nights worth of shows I've begun thinking about audiences. We've had such a different audience each night and they react so differently.
A play rehearsal is interrupted by the arrival of a divided family who have been abandoned by their creator and are seeking an author, ‘any author’, to give them a ‘definitive artistic form’ so their stories may be staged. While the first performance of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author to a Rome audience in May 1921 was almost booed off the stage it has gone on to have many successful seasons and is still a major part of the theatrical repertoire. The play, in part, is Pirandello’s attack on the Italian theatre of the time, with its actor-managers and star-systems, its stock characterisations, and its standard repertoire of romantic melodramas. However, it is a play on many levels. It raises questions about the nature of reality, of what constitutes identity, and how we can gauge what is truth. On another level it is a hysterical romantic melodrama about a warring family who live out their emotions on the skin. And, it is also a deeply tragic revenge narrative – a tale of betrayal, adultery, suicide and death. Students enrolled in theatre studies at UWA present this very physical, at times comedic, and often provocatively philosophical play, virtually uncut and unlike many productions we choose not to attempt to modernise it into the contemporary world of electronic media.