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Duncan Graham and Lachlan Philpott nominated for AWGIE Awards
Congratulations to writers Duncan Graham and Lachlan Philpott for their nominations for the 2019 AWGIE Awards.
Lachlan is nominated for his play LOST BOYS (Merrigong Theatre Co) and Duncan is nominated for his play AMPHIBIAN (Windmill Theatre Co).
Graham’s AMPHIBIAN deals with urgent and complex issues weaving a compelling, witty and very moving story for teenagers about displacement, loss and adapting to different worlds. “There is boldness in presenting such mature content for a young audience; what comes with that, then, is the fear that it will be too confronting. There is no cause for concern. Amphibian succeeds in giving its audience a wholeheartedly entertaining and humanising experience. This is a compassionate piece of theatre told with a punch.” Glam Adelaide.
Philpott’s LOST BOYS follows the perpetrators of hate crimes on gay men in the late eighties. The play moves between two time periods: 1989 and 2017 and looks at the young people who committed the crimes, their evasion of punishment and the moment in the future when it comes back to haunt them and their families. "Lost Boys is an impressive work that gets to the heart of how hatred can tear a person and their family apart. It’s notable for the way it operates across two periods of history and for the richness present in all the characters. It smartly allows us to sit with all the characters in their myriad complexities and fully explore the impact of hatred within a person and their community." Judges for 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
Aurora Artists nominated for
2019 Helpmann Awards
Congratulations to the Aurora Artists nominated for this year's Helpmann Awards.
Imara Savage is nominated for Best Director for ST JOAN (Sydney Theatre Company). ST JOAN is nominated for 3 Helpmann Awards.
Renee Mulder is nominated for Best Costume Design for HARP IN THE SOUTH (Sydney Theatre Company). Renee also designed costumes for ST JOAN, pictured.
ARBUS AND WEST directed by Sarah Goodes and designed by Renee Mulder for Melbourne Theatre Company is nominated for Best Female Actor (Melita Jurisic).
WERTHER co-directed by Elijah Mojinsky and Constantine Costi for Opera Australia is nominated for a Helpmann Award.
WOZZECK directed by William Kentridge and assistant directed by Constantine Costi for Opera Australia is nominated for 5 Helpmann Awards.
SPARTACUS choreographed by Lucas Jervies for The Australian Ballet is nominated for a Helpmann Award.
ARTASERSE designed by Charles Davis for Pinchgut is nominated for 4 Helpmann Awards including Best Opera (ARTASERSE won the International Opera Award for Best Opera).
Congratulations to all the Helpmann Award nominees!
Sarah Goodes appointed