Friday, 31 August 2012

A Friday Round-Up from Catherine

Very, very proud to report that some of our own are being rewarded for their hard work in the form of peer assessment from the AWG. Noelle and Donna picked up AWGIE Awards for their ABC Radio Drama  (Original and Adaptation) Plays. Also Vanessa was short-listed for the Kit Denton Disfellowship from what I've been told was a high number of submissions - subversion rules! Not only that but her terrific play Porn.Cake was nominated for Best Play so that ROCKS!

Personally I've been in that timeless zone of writing the 3rd draft of a 90 minute work. I feel it's close but the play is at the incremental stage, examining each moment intently, doubting and questioning and I won't really know what I have until I have the flesh and blood of actors blowing the breath into it...

All of which leads me to the reading of my new play 'gifted' at the Arts Platform and what a blast of energy it was, organised and cast by Augusta Supple. It was so wonderful for me to have the sensation of it for the very first time and the actors were excellent, totally invested in each moment and really allowed me to see things I hadn't before and work out where the 'hotspots' are and need attention. So generous especially for everyone to come out on a freezing cold evil wind of a day. Thank you.

Finally I have had two paintings selected for the Great Unknown, a curated exhibition at Artsite Gallery in Camperdown from this Saturday 1st Sept to the 16th Sept so do get along if you having an ART impulse of a day!

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