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Platform Papers 03  

Trapped by the Past: Why our Theatre is Facing Paralysis

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In a groundbreaking assault on the present state of the performing arts, Meyrick argues that story is repeating itself and is leading to paralysis. Despite nearly 40 years of subsidy, and huge arts institutions, there are fewer theatres than existed a decade ago and these are cutting back employment. He calls for a heartfelt examination of the status quo by artists themselves and the creation of a national strategy.

Currency House | 978-0-95812-137-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

JULIAN MEYRICK was Associate Director / Literary Adviser of Melbourne Theatre Company and an Honorary Associate in the Drama Program at La Trobe University. He has directed numerous productions in Sydney and Melbourne, including the multi-award winning Who's Afraid of the Working Class? for the Melbourne Workers Theatre and Joe Penhall's Blue / Orange for MTC. In 1998 he won the Green Room Award for Best Director on the Fringe. He has taught at La Trobe and Newcastle Universities and written on performance theory and practice, arts policy and post-war Australian theatre.