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 Mona Foma confirms Launceston relocation The Tasmanian government has committed $1.75 million to the relocation of Mona Foma (MoFo) to Launceston for each of next three years. Price first, design later - how the arts can learn from IKEA Setting the price point for an arts event can often be the death of it. IKEA demonstrate how flipping the model might guarantee greater success. But does this realistically translate to the arts context? Review: Marjorie Prime at Ensemble Theatre This play opens with some promising questions but ultimately its answers are simplistic and outdated. Transgender, cabaret, and working in retail Shop assistants and department stores are rich pickings for comedians. Cabaret performer Zeb Direen uses a transgender character to explore dark issues with a comic touch – and a lot of feathers. (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 Join 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 members-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 ... and much, much more. Join 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.