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 OperaQ’s new artistic director will woo new artists and audiences 'If you're not developing the form in new and different ways, then I think you’re failing as an arts organisation,' says new AD. How to find an agent If you don't get picked from a student showcase or don't have the supportive networks an elite training institution provides, there are still ways to get an agent. Carriageworks unveils new residency program Seven artists and one architectural studio will take up residence in The Clothing Store at the Carriageworks precinct. How to attract audiences: a radical rethink Arts organisations are ‘snow blind’ with demographic data that fails to explain what really makes audiences buy tickets. There is a smarter alternative. (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 Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community 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.