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After 14 plays and 30 years in the theatre, Hannie has a raft of experiences, adventures, funny stories and insights to share.
This session is a must for all VCE students studying Hannie Rayson’s play Extinction. Set on the south-west coast of Victoria, where the rainforest meets the ocean, Extinction is a passionate drama about four people who are brought together, when a man hits an endangered animal on the Great Ocean Road. In the days that […]
The author will discuss the play, the historical context, the media frenzy and the function of political theatre. Can theatre effect social change? Should it try? Topics: The writing of a political thriller. What are the conventions. How does Two Brothers subvert the genre? What was the nature of the controversy with Two Brothers? Was […]
This workshop examines techniques writers can use to create characters. Do you look at a character you’ve created and think, she’s really the same person as the protagonist in my last story? In fact she’s really my mother in another dress? Using a series of photographs of faces, we will explore ways of creating character. […]