Platform Papers - Quarterly Essays on the Performing Arts - July 2009 - What Is An Australian Play? Have We Failed Our Ethnic Writers?
Published by Currency Press
Is today's new work really reflecting the cultural diversity?
Has the industry failed playwrights and audiences?
How have other countries responded to the challenge of reflecting diversity?
Dramaturg and director Chris Mead examines the way the UK handles the issue, reviews the national Australian scene, asks some tough questions about institutional racism, colonial, national and community theatre
It also proposes some exciting new ways to develop a more dynamic theatre culture