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2 Sep 2017 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

Writing a new play from scratch is a wild and exciting process. It involves exploring the outer edges of a central idea, and playing with story and character possibilities.

Award-winning playwright Donna Abela is writing a new play inspired by a real life Casula story, and is inviting young people to take part in a workshop which will explore the themes of community connection and resilience. The play, called Flame Tree Street, will be inspired by these imaginative explorations.

If you are a young person who loves theatre, and would like to learn more about the art of creating stories and characters, then you are invited to take part in a free workshop on Saturday the 2nd of September. Participants must attend the whole 6-hour workshop. Bring loose clothes and lunch. Be prepared for some serious play.

This project is being developed in association with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC), theatre director Cristabel Sved, and communities who live or work or study in western Sydney. It is supported and funded by Liverpool City Council and Create NSW.

Lillian Silk
ph (02)9612 5259 | m 0427 342 470

View letter to drama teachers here

Donna Abela has written over 50 stage and radio plays for audiences of all ages, and won national awards for her work. Her play Jump For Jordan won the 2013 Griffin Playwriting Award and the 2015 Australian Writers’ Guild’s AWGIE Award for Stage. Her play Monkey: Journey to the West premiered at the 2014 Brisbane Festival and concluded its national tour at the 2015 Melbourne Festival. Other recent plays include Spirit (Eastside Radio FM; 2016 AWGIE Award for Radio Adaptation), Bread and Water (NIDA’s Performance Lab 2015), Fluctuate with Us (in And Now to Bed produced by subtlenuance theatre 2015), Caylee’s Ukulele (Australian Performance Exchange; nominated 2014 AWGIE Award for Children’s Theatre), Aurora’s Lament (2012 AWGIE Award for Radio), and Mrs Macquarie’s Cello (2010 AWGIE Award for Radio).

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration6 hrs



Phone02 9824 1121


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