Theatre Library - Archive (2011-2015)

A  collection of theatre-related links
(NOTE: this page has not been updated for a while and some links may be outdated) Western Sydney Theatre Companies Put Diversity At Centre Stage "Disturbing, not pleasing, should be art's role" National Touring Selector - a tool for performing arts touring & programming in Australia Creative Industries Taskforce Report Released (Nov 27, 2015)  via Creative Victoria
Create in NSW: Arts and Cultural Policy Framework  "8 ways to deal with post-project blues" via M. Dore 
(Article / The Stage) Routes In Handbook: A Guide To Getting New Work Programmed In The North Of England
(54-page PDF file) Routes In Handbook: A Guide To Getting New Work Programmed In The North Of England The 2015 Actors Wellbeing Study (short description of) The 2015 Actors Wellbeing Study (actual Preliminary Report of, PDF file) 'How Drama Activates Learning' published by Bloomsbury Academic 'The Arts Festival Revolution' - a (2012) #TEDX talk by David Binder 'The True Power of the Performing Arts' - a (2010) TEDx talk by Ben Cameron  The State Of The Art : Teaching Drama In The 21st Century (publication) The Beautiful Qualities of Drama Educators A List of Skills & Abilities Gained From Theatre Training (a useful reference for actor resume's !!) Links to London's West End Theatres THE LIST 2015 via The Kilroys : 53 most recommended new plays by female and trans* playwrights (USA ?) The Arts Matter To Australia and the Data Shows It (March 2015) 'Writing has saved my life' - Joanna Murray-Smith Some Notes on the Text (Nov 24, 2014) A personal perspective on the fall and rise of Australian dramaturgy / by Iain Sinclair The Trouble With Theatre Surtitles / by Lyn Gardner (The Guardian, UK) Playwright Sarah Ruhl in conversation with Polly Carl The Theater of the Future / by Meiyin Wang A clickable Family-Tree of the Greek Gods (useful for anyone studying early Greek plays/theatre) Nick Enright (R.I.P.) in conversation with David Paul Jobling (from 2002) Western Sydney Frontier (blog) : Arts activism in Western Sydney with Katherine Knight
Transcript of playwright Andrew Bovell's Keynote Address at the 2014 Australian National Play Festival (Sydney, June 12, 2014)

Audio of  playwright Andrew Bovell's Keynote Address at the 2014 Australian National Play Festival (Sydney, June 12, 2014) 
Defining Theatre's Value (in context of the UK arts funding debate) Actors Equity establishes diversity committee - July 5, 2013
Playwright Andrew Bovell addresses the issue of racism in Australian theatre  June 10, 2014 Is Australian theatre racist ? article by playwright Nakkia Lui The #Newplay weekly twitter discussion on theatre topics is archived here on Storify. How are theater makers using the internet ? A Storify archive of twitter discussion Sound Design:  interviews with 3 top creative artists  (USA) Political theatremakers: Meanjin interview with Fregmonto Stokes
We Exist! - a list of women playwrights - female and trans playwrights around the world are welcome to add their details to this public document
Perspectives On Theatre Criticism - a video of a recent Keynote speech  by USA Playwright, Lauren Gunderson (April 4, 2014) On Theatre Criticism - blog by Andrew Haydon (UK)
Gender Parity in Theatre - video of a discussion on Gender parity in Theatre  forum hosted by in Boston USA - April 27, 2014 Who's Afraid Of Patricia Cornelius ? The Australian Bad Play - Jana Perkovic on the pitfalls of Australian playwriting Going to the theatre as a deaf person by Ariel Baker-Gibbs ABS to measure the economic contribution of culture / Statistics on the economic contribution of cultural & creative activity in Australia will be released Feb 2014 by Australian Bureau of Statistics  Projects Funded by Arts NSW 2013-2014
 Theatres For The Twenty First Century (A Report On Sustainable Business Models for New York City's Off and Off Off Broadway Theatres) Treading the boards: Creative Writing For Beginners - a video of a Wheeler Centre discussion. Featuring Geoffrey Rush, Neil Armfield, Colin Batrouney & Denise Scott. - New Work Vs Adaptation - John McCallum Keynote Speech , March 2012 When All The World's A Stage / John Bailey in The Age newspaper The Perfect Storm: Playwright vs Director / article by Alison Croggon
Theatre Debate Is A Generational Battle For The Ages / Article by Ralph Myers in The Australian newspaper Video -  June 23, 2013 -  NSW Theatre Network Meeting
Are local (Australian)  stories being swept of the stage / Podcast
The local voices being swept off the stage / Rosemary Neill in The Australian newspaper
Theatre directors are hooked on classics as the adaptation takes over / by Rosemary Neil in The Australian newspaper Theatre Voice / an amazing collective of audio interviews about theatre (mostly in the UK) The Australian Live Performance Hall of Fame  INAPAC - the representative body for Performing Arts Centres in NSW and ACT  Fresh Ink Forum  ATYP Podcast : Writing for young audiences.
Leading practitioners Finegan Kruckemeyer, Tim McGarry, Debra Oswald and Jo Turner talk about their experiences and their processes in producing work for young audiences and performers. StageBitz - a way of sharing props and stage scenery between theatres - Australian website
Women in Theatre  - Women in Theatre - Australia Council Report released April 2012 Women in theatre: why do so few make it to the top? (Guardian article) Australian Major Performing Arts Group  The Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group - Host very interesting monthly seminars The Actors Benevolent Fund - please consider supporting Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Performing Arts Touring Alliance Playing Australia - the Australian Government's National Performing Arts Touring Program Touring Selector -  gives venues across Australia opportunity to view all product that is available to tour. Kultour - national touring network  fostering awareness of Australian multicultural arts Arts On Tour NSW - the key servicing Organisation for performing arts in NSW Australia Council For The Arts - Federal Government body Arts NSW - NSW Government body Arts VICTORIA - Victorian Government body Theatre Network Australia Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM2014) in Brisbane Feb 18-22, 2014 Theatre Network Victoria / Online Resources page The Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation Live Performance Australia (LPA) - the peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry Write Local Play Global /all about playwrights for young audiences , Kennedy Centre USA Play Submission Helper Blog Playwriting Australia RED DOOR - a new digital publishing imprint of the Australian Script Centre. a showcase of the best Australian playscripts OZScript ; Australian Script Centre Playlab's 'New Vintage' / historical Australian plays for $9.95 each ! Samuel French Database Play Search Hal Leonard Australia / licensing agent of plays & musicals Dramatists' Play Service Play Finder Music Theatre International Database Search Project Gutenberg Australia - A treasure-trove of literature  Australian Play Monologues - a searchable database of 625 monologues  from 371 of Australian plays. (this page includes a description of the above script-search) Playwriting Awards on offer in Australia Performance 4a ; an Asian-Australian Performance website and directory Australian Drama at AustLit (register for access with your State Library)  Advice for playwrights starting out - a blog by Adam Szymkowicz (USA) The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative Links to female theatre directors in the USA New Play Map (USA) / A mapped guide to new plays being produced in the USA  650 playwright interviews- blog by Adam Szymkowicz (USA) Interviews with Artistic Directors - Adam Szymkowicz (USA) Outside Eye - blog ; A discussion on the role of the dramaturg DOOLLEE (an international database of theatres and plays) Stage Management Network Australia website Stage Management Network Australia Facebook page  An article on social media and theatre Article on dealing with criticism School Show No Drama - a site to help with advice for school theatre productions

Australian theatre internationally

"Bring Australian theatre in from the outback" / by director Adam Spreadbury-Maher / The Guardian, UK
"Act globally, think globally" / by playwright Timothy Daly

Interviews with actors, directors, playwrights etc. 'They don't write 'em like that any more' - a videoed discussion of theatre among theatre practitioners Van Badham, Kate Mulvany, Stephen Sewell, Chris Mead & actor Hamish Michael, hosted by Tom Healey (Literary Manager at the Australian Script Centre) and filmed at the Peacock Theatre in Hobart Tasmania, Sept 17, 2012 Video of the Griffin Theatre "Where we are as playwrights" Forum, June 14, 2012
An article about Australian actress Robyn Nevin British Playwright Tom Stoppard in discussion with Alison Croggon Actor Toby Schmitz interviews (12-min.) John Bell (of Bell Shakespeare) TheatreVoice - database of audio interviews about British theatre since 2003 Ray Lawler and the S.O.T.S.Doll (ABC audio interview) Ray Lawler and Neil Armfield discuss The Doll legacy (audio) Theatrical tendencies Wheeler Centre video Critical failure ; theatre (Wheeler Centre video) Drama Queens / Wheeler Centre video
Double Act  Actor Robyn Nevin and playwright Lally Katz
Judy Davis, 1987  part 1 . Actor Judy Davis 6 minute interview youtube
Judy Davis, 1987  part 2. Actor Judy Davis 9 minute interview, youtube The Process Podcast / interviews with leading Australian based artists Interview with Michael Gow (playwright) meets Tennessee Williams Jack Hibberd / playwright website

Articles covering/relating to the Australian Theatre Forum (Jan 20-23, 2015 in Sydney) by Richard Watts by Richard Watts by Richard Watts by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only) by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only) by Richard Watts (for ArtsHub members only) by Alison Croggon by Kathryn Lyall-Watson by Racheal Missingham by Australian Leisure Management by Humphrey Bower by Jim Culleton / Fishamble Theatre Co.  A previous speech (2014) by Frie Leysen by Jamie Lewis