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Grace Under Pressure  

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Grace Under Pressure is a verbatim theatre project about the workplace and training cultures that are making young health professionals sick – and which put patient lives at risk.

Acclaimed verbatim theatre makers David Williams and Paul Dwyer, in collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, have developed Grace Under Pressure from interviews with doctors and nurses at various stages of their careers. Grace Under Pressure will open a critical space for conversation about these often taboo issues, and will be an important public intervention into medical culture, as well as a compelling, confronting, hopeful and deeply moving work of theatre.

Grace Under Pressure has been co-commissioned by Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety, and developed with the support of the Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney. The Big Anxiety has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Cast : 10F, 9M (doubling possible)

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-179-7 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB


DAVID WILLIAMS is a leading Australian theatre artist whose productions open spaces for public conversation about political and social issues. He was the Curator of ATF 2015: MAKING IT, and has worked for 20 years as a director, writer, producer, dramaturg, and performer with companies across Australia. David was the founder and artistic leader of the performance group version 1.0, and co-created and produced all of the company's work from 1998-2012. He holds a PhD from UNSW, and is currently the Producer/Programmer at the Seymour Centre. Under the banner DW Projects, David Williams creates theatre works of social relevance, aesthetic rigour and emotional impact from research, interviews, transcripts and public documents. Current and upcoming DW Projects include: Quiet Faith (national tour April-July 2018), Smurf In Wanderland (National Theatre of Parramatta & Griffin Theatre Company) and Grace Under Pressure (Seymour Centre & The Big Anxiety).

PAUL DWYER is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. He has published widely on applied theatre, in particular the work of Augusto Boal, and is currently completing a monograph on discourse and performance in restorative justice conferencing. Paul is also a performance maker with extensive professional experience in documentary theatre, including The Bougainville Photoplay Project, which toured throughout Australia and won a Melbourne Green Room Award, and Beautiful One Day, a collaboration with Ilbijerri Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, version 1.0 and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Palm Island.