Thursday, October 15, 2009

Melbourne Dramatists' New Writing Award 2009

And the award goes to….

The Melbourne Dramatists New Writing Award, supported by the Melbourne Theatre Company was presented at the Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards on Saturday 10th October at Trades Hall.

The winner of the 2009 award is:

Tom Holloway for his play And No More Shall We Part


Highly Commended:

A Black Joy by Declan Greene

Yuri Wells by Benedict Hardie



Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry into the award.    

For more info about the Melbourne Fringe Festival go to:

Australian Women Directors Alliance - Debate gains momentum

Debate is flourishing in news papers and blogs across Australia regarding the representation of women directors working for main stage companies.  The debate has also recently reached the UK.  The Australian Women Directors Alliance (AWDA) present statistics and research that points towards a distinct lack of opportunities for women directors in Australia.  The AWDA is advocating for serious debate and change. 

 The AWDA is a non-profit coalition of professional women directors and theatre makers. The purpose of the AWDA is to provide a community of peers for mutual support and to further the art, professional development and visibility of women directors in the theatre industry. The AWDA was formed in 2009 as an outcome of focus group discussion arising at the 2009 Australian Theatre Forum (ATF).

 To read recent developments in this discussion and a range of articles go to: 

Posted by Alison Mann