Michael Gow on the agony of theatre Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles The 'arts criticism is f!*ked' debate gets personal Writer quits and pens an angry screed about the state of arts criticism: it's a familiar story, but does the latest example say more about the industry than the individuals involved? Cultural diplomacy starts with an opportunity Eleven arts and cultural organisations have shared in the 2017 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants, announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs today. On the move: the latest appointments and resignations Global search brings Aussie home to SSO, Belvoir gets a new Executive Director and MTC announces its inaugural writers in residence. MCA partners with Sydney Airport to give art a lift Australian art will be the last impression left on travellers passing through Sydney Airport’s T1 terminal, in a new commissioning project announced today. (Premium content) Premium content Michael Gow Friday 29 July, 2016 Struggle is the essence of drama proposes playwright Michael Gow in his keynote address at the National Play Festival 2016. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Michael Gow’s plays include the Australian classic Away, Toy Symphony, The Kid, On Top of the World, Europe, Sweet Phoebe, Live Acts on Stage, 17 (for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain), Toy Symphony and Once in Royal David’s City. His plays have been performed in Poland, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Japan and all over the US. Michael has been Associate Director of Sydney Theatre Company and Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company. His awards include two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, two Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Awards and an AFI Award for writing the ABC miniseries Edens Lost. His most recent play Once in Royal David’s City premiered at Belvoir in 2014 and his translation of Mother Courage and Her Children in 2015.