The final session of the day:

Our favourite playwrights tell us which plays they love and why they love them. With Van Badham, Hilary Bell, Duncan Graham, Tony McNamara, Ian Meadows and Kate Mulvany. Chaired by Sam Strong.

This is going to be a list… without their reasons.

Hilary Bell
Classic Play: Striker by Caryl Churchill
Australian Play: The Spook by Melissa Reeves

Duncan Graham
Classic Play: Old Time by Harold Pinter
Australian Play: Floating World by John Rommeril

Ian Meadows
Classic Play: Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Australian Play: Black Rock by Nick Enright

Kate Mulvany
Classic Play: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Australian Play: The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett

Van Badham
Classic Play: Persians by Aeschylus
Australian Play: Hate by Stephen Sewell

Tony McNamara
Classic Play: The Goat or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee
Australian Play: The Removalists by David Williamson

Other plays mentioned:
Classic plays:
Agammemnon by Aeschylus

Australian plays:
The Golden Age by Louis Nowra
Too Young For Ghosts by Janis Balodis
No Sugar by Jack Davis
Cloudstreet adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from Tim Winton’s novel
Man From Mukinupin by Dorothy Hewett
The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldini/ Nick Enright
Dreams in an Empty City by Stephen Sewell
Love by Patricia Cornelius
The Dark Room by Angela Betzien


Here’s a few I’d like to add in the mix and I urge you to add your own favourites because this list is by no means exhaustive – just indicative…:

Non-Australian plays:
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
The Bourgeois Gentleman by Moliere
The Rover by Aphra Behn
Crave by Sarah Kane
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Australian Plays:
The Ham Funeral by Patrick White
Checklist For An Armed Robber by Vanessa Bates
When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell
At Sea Staring Up by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Nailed by Caleb Lewis
The Torrents by Oriel Gray
Bang by Jonathan Gavin
Songket by Noelle Janaczewska