Keeping up: @ the Centre of the Edge independent theatre conference

tweet-writeFor the next few days, from Friday 23 through Sunday 25th October to be exact, Jute Theatre from Cairns are getting together with !Metro Arts and Playlab Press in Brisbane for At the Centre of the Edge, a conference for independent theatre makers from around Australia.  You can read more about it here.  Now we know there were limited places … 100 as it happens … so more missed out than got in, we’d reckon.  Pity that …

Here’s the good news though …  you can keep up with what’s happening via Greenroom’s guest poster for the event – Xanthe Coward from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  You’ll be able to read Xanthe’s reports from the conference right here on Greenroom,  then if you like, you can add to the discussion with a comment.  If Greenroom noses out any other blogs covering At the Centre of the Edge, we’ll post the links here, as well as RT any tweets that are covering the big issues for the conference.  Those of you who are on Twitter will know that ‘RT’ means ‘re-tweet.’

And speaking of  Twitter, Xanthe is going to live-tweet the Saturday discussion sessions Adapt or Die from 9.30am through to 1pm.  If you don’t already, follow her @xsentertainment so you don’t miss a chirp or shout.  Along with many others, Greenroom will be following Xanthe’s tweets.  We’ll probably also RT some of the more interesting comments.  It will help if everyone sending a tweet puts the hashtag #coe09 somewhere in the post to make searching and archiving easy.

Meanwhile, we’re delighted that Xanthe will be bringing us the conference news, and wish everyone a terrific time.  The weather’s going to be fine … there are lots of shows on to see … check out This Week in Queensland Theatre.  We’d say we’re in for what’s probably going to be a perfect few days in southern Queensland.

The ‘big issues’ for independent theatre in Australia

“Risk and failure, models of change, artistic integrity, independent to mainstage transition, regional interaction and exchange” these are the big issues, according to the conference flyer for ‘On the Centre of the Edge,’ independent Australian theatre conference to be held in Brisbane October 23-25. Do you agree?

For more details on the conference email Metro Arts: atthecentreoftheedge@metroarts.com.au or check out their website.

Apparently the Queensland allocation of places has already gone. Shame about that in the conference’s home state.

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