When In Doubt, Blame The Oldsters

The baby boom generation is stifling Australian theatre, according to the younger directors and writers struggling to worm their way into the business, and one prominent playwright is calling for nothing less than a revolution. “We have lost the notion of a ‘whole’ Australian theatre, one in which each component part has a vital yet interdependent function… This has been the most serious casualty of Anglo-New Wave disaffection. We have lost a sense of overarching identity in our theatre. And we need to get it back.”