But we Sevens do have some good news. Two of us – Vanessa and Hilary – have received OzCo New Work grants in the latest funding round. We quite like this two-out-of-seven thing!
Here's the link:
And Vanessa, as we speak, is about to jet off to the National New Play Network Festival in Washington where her play, Every Second (along with Declan Greene's play, Moth), will be read as part of a playwright exchange through Playwriting Australia. Woo-hoo VB! as we say in Seven-land. There has been much chat over email about the ways and means of overseas travel. Some of us are better at it than others – it's just another illustration of the strength we have found in our numbers that bits and pieces of sage advice or even just a cheer-up whizz between us when required.
Sometimes, of course, it also feels as if you're just not getting anywhere. I've had three conversations in as many days with people in and around parts of the arts industry – a producer, an actor, no, two actors, and a writer – so, four people, all great practitioners of their art/craft – who are feeling stuck – or as if that door that is my effort at a picture this post, has been permanently shut in their face.