Five award winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Each writer reveals their writing process and discusses the themes and characters within their work. The dynamic presenter, Dr Tess Brady, provides a critical commentary for each play.

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Jack Hibberd talks about bringing down the forth wall in Dimboola
Jack Hibberd discusses the existential clown in A Stretch of the Imagination

Debra Oswald explores the ugly ducking story underlying Dags
Debra Oswald talks about the relationship of a father and daughter in Mr Bailey’s Minder

Matt Cameron discusses the dark side of suburbia in Ruby Moon
Matt Cameron explores the nature of indifference in Tear from a Glass Eye

Katherine Thomson talks about our relationship to land and history in Wonderlands
Katherine Thomson discusses the end of old style unionism in Harbour

Ray Lawler talks about writing Australia onto the stage in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Ray Lawler talks about becoming a playwright in Finding a Way