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Interview: Lally Katz and the Revelations of the Fantastical Theatrical Interview

Last year over the course of a few weeks, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Lally Katz for the Emerging Writers’ Festival publication, The Reader (available for purchase here). With the 2010 Festival just around the corner, this year under the directorship of the ever-capable Lisa Dempster, I thought it’d be pertinent to post up the fruits of our exchange.  I present to you: Lally Katz and the Revelations of the Fantastical Theatrical Interview.

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Interview with David Ryding, Emerging Writers’ Festival

David Ryding is a very tall man. He is also a scriptwriter, director and arts administrator with a keen interest in installation art. David is Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2008, now in its fifth year, to happen in Melbourne from 9th to the 11th of May. I recently had a chat with him about the Festival, what it means to be an ‘emerging’ writer, and the future of writing in Australia.

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Interview with Nadja Kostich, Tenderness

Nadja KostichPlatform Youth Theatre’s upcoming Tenderness is an oddity on the Australian stage, perhaps almost anachronistic. For starters, it is a double bill, consisting of two short plays, Ugly and Slut, running one after the other with no interval. It is showcasing new pieces by two of the country’s most respected writers, Christos Tsiolkas and Patricia Cornelius, in a theatre environment increasingly hostile towards Australian writing. I recently had a chat to director Nadja Kostich about the project, her interest in working within the youth theatre context and her collaborative approach to directing.

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