Michael Gow on the agony of theatre

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Michael Gow

Struggle is the essence of drama proposes playwright Michael Gow in his keynote address at the National Play Festival 2016.

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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.