Louis Nowra and Stephen Sewell – two of Australia’s most accomplished, provocative and controversial playwrights – share their stories of surviving 40 years of Australian theatre making. Both writers created a new ‘internationalist’ theatre with stories of political and moral collapses in foreign countries, before forging their own Australian idiom to pick apart similar challenges back home. This event marks the release of Louis and Stephen’s interviews with critic and arts broadcaster Martin Portus for the State Library of New South Wales Oral History Collection.

Presented with the State Library of New South Wales.