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Terence O'Connell on verbatim theatre

Terence O'Connell, Director
Interview with Terence O’Connell at the State Library of Victoria, January 2010.


Terence O’Connell is a NIDA Graduate who has directed some 200 productions in theatres, concert halls, circus tents, comedy clubs and cabaret rooms across Australia and internationally. He is currently developing Minefields And Miniskirts as a feature film and writing the book and lyrics for the musical Skindeep: Helena Rubinstein & I.



Suggested Readings:

Siobhan McHugh’s oral history publication, Minefields and miniskirts: Australian women and the Vietnam War (Doubleday, 1993).


AUDIO

1. Authorship (1.37) – Terence talks about whom he considers to be the author of the play and why?



2. Community Engagement (4.23) – Terence discusses some of the ethical dilemmas he faced in regard to working with real life stories. He also talks about the level of community involvement and response to the production.



3. Favourite moment (2.08) – Terence talks about his favourite moment in the play and some of the ideas that resonant strongly for him.




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