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Dear Australia

50 Australian playwrights send a postcard to the nation.

Digital Season | A project of Playwriting Australia

Livestreamed on our Facebook page in three parts.

Links direct to the streams below:
Part 1: Thursday 2 July, 7pm AEST
Part 2: Friday 3 July, 7pm AEST

Part 3: Sunday 5 July, 5pm AEST

Genre: Theatre

At a time when a pandemic has forced reflection and change, some of Australia’s best playwrights tell stories of where our nation is and where it might go. Over three comforting and confronting nights, with 50 short monologues self-recorded by 50 actors, we celebrate the diversity of voices of this nation.

An impressive and diverse collective of Australian actors will perform the monologues, including Jack Thompson, Miranda Tapsell, Helen Thomson, Danielle Cormack, Peter Carroll, Tasma Walton and many more.

Participating playwrights include Richard Frankland, Nakkiah Lui, Anchuli Felicia King, Suzie Miller and Jada Alberts.

The monologues will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and via Playwriting Australia’s YouTube channel.

“Recent months have exposed and prised open many cracks in our society. These 50 micro works address major questions, allowing us to see into some of those cracks, but also inviting us to see light ahead.”

David Berthold, the interim Executive Chair of Playwriting Australia

Dear Australia: What is happening right now?
Dear Australia: What do we want our society to look like?
Dear Australia: What are we not paying attention to?

Some stories contain strong language and adult themes, and may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

The scripts of the Dear Australia monologues will published by Australian Plays and will be available Monday 6 July on their website.

Presented by Playwriting Australia.

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