2014 Masterclasses

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In 2014 Playlab is offering four exciting Masterclasses across a range of topics presented by some of Australia’s leading playwrights. These Masterclasses are a great way of engaging with the industry, while exercising and building your skill base. 

Our second Mastercass for the year is …

Creating Stories out of the Lived Experience

Presented by Kate Mulvany

Wednesday April 16, 6 – 9pm  

Join award-winning playwright Kate Mulvany, author of the critically acclaimed The Seed, as she delves into the art of creating stories from lived experience.

"We were all brought up on fairy tales, myths and legends. Tales and ‘lessons’  that – as entertaining as they are – sit in the realm of fantasy. They are safe. Tried and true. Daring but dubious. Over time they have been reworked, adapted, twisted, heightened and freshened, but ultimately – they are untrue and unlived. My seminar on creating stories out of the lived experience is based on my work as a playwright who draws first and foremost on my own life and those around me. I will share the lessons and techniques I have learned so far on how to put real life stories on a stage whilst keeping the storytelling entertaining and accessible - so that we can continue to map not only our own personal experiences, but the stories of our society. More often than not, exploring our own reality is so much more potent, funny, heartbreaking and life-affirming than any fairy tale. Because there’s nothing more compelling than the truth, onstage and off."


* Please note that we restrict the numbers of participants in order to provide a more intimate experience, so book early if you want to secure a place.


This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

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