Out of bed and on the job: David Burton (Interview 2)

David Burton

I was delighted to speak with David – Dave to his friends – Burton late last week about his playwrighting, and especially his latest work Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed.  I can tell from the outset that he is upbeat – excited even.  It was a good opening night the preceding evening – the buzz is good he tells me.  But as we talk I can see that he’s just as excited by the opportunities that are out there for a young playwright. “I can’t keep up; anyone who says there aren’t enough creative development opportunities or support programs for young writers is not trying hard enough, or not looking in the right places.” We go on to speak a lot about support during the course of our conversation; it becomes a theme almost. Continue reading Out of bed and on the job: David Burton (Interview 2)

This week in Queensland Theatre: Oct 19-25 2009

For session dates and times check company websites. Click on the logo on Greenroom’s homepage to access.

Continuing:

As You Like It: Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble at the Roma Street Parklands
Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed: AS Theatre at !Metro Arts
Cats:
Empire Theatre (Toowoomba)

Opening:

Up Jumped the Devil featuring the songs of Nick Cave: OzFrank at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC (Oct 21-23)
Montagues and Capulets: 4MBS Classical Players Season – Bulimba and Sandgate outdoor venues – check company website for details

Other:

At the Centre of the Edge: independent theatre conference !Metro Arts, Brisbane (opens Friday)

Launch:

Harvest Rain Theatre Company Monday 12 noon online company site

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This week in Queensland Theatre: Oct 12-18 2009

For session dates and times check company websites.  Click on the logo on Greenroom’s homepage to access.

Continuing:

The Year of Magical Thinking: Queensland Theatre Company at QPAC  Closes Saturday
The True Story of Butterfish: Powerhouse
The Dream:
La Boite Theatre Company at the Roundhouse Closes Saturday
As You Like It:
Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble at the Roma Street Parklands
Three Blokes and Their Barbie:
Tropic Sun on tour

Opening:

Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed: AS Theatre at !Metro Arts
Cats:
Empire Theatre (Toowoomba)