national play festival heads to adelaide in 2015
Location and dates for the next National Play Festival announced
Playwriting Australia is thrilled to announce the National Play Festival will travel to Adelaide for the first time in 2015.
The Play Festival will present four days of new Australian plays, artist talks, masterclasses and industry discussions from 22 to 25 July at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
The event has been made possible by local investment from Arts SA, Adelaide City Council, Flinders University, State Theatre Company SA and the Adelaide Festival Centre. With a showcase curated from work developed through Playwriting Australia’s core programs, the National Play Festival celebrates bold, new Australian stories and outstanding talent.
Tim Roseman, PWA’s Artistic Director said it was especially exciting to be in Adelaide which has long provided Australia with an incredibly rich font of inspired and inventive playwrights. The Play Festival will put South Australia’s finest playwrights and theatre artists on the national stage. Audiences and theatre-makers from around the country and beyond will experience the vibrancy of Adelaide’s theatre community and revel in the feast of talent on display.
State Theatre Company SA are announcing the National Play Festival as part of its 2015 season today. Artistic Director Geordie Brookman said ‘We’re delighted to band together with other parts of the arts industry in Adelaide to bring this important and vital event to Adelaide. We’re hopeful that it will see further bridges built between the Adelaide theatre industry and its colleagues nationwide.’
Since 2008, the National Play Festival has travelled to a new location each year and has been hosted in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth. Click here to download the Media Release