Bowerbird: the art of making theatre drawn from life
Bowerbird is a journey through the life and plays of Alana Valentine, as well as the creative process behind the plays. One of Australia’s most inventive playwrights, Alana shows the power of bringing new audiences into our theatres to share the space with traditional audiences, detailing how to gather and transform lived experience into compelling drama. In Bowerbird she reveals the motor of her artistry by combining stories from her life with observations from her experience.
Bowerbird is written with all the humanity, wisdom, humour and generosity that we recognise and love in Alana Valentine’s work. This is much more than a guide for aspiring writers: this is a book for anyone who loves theatre, its power and its people.
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ALANA VALENTINE’s is a writer and dramaturg. In 2017 Venus Theatre Company (USA) world premiered The Ravens, which also won the BBC International Radio writing Award in 2013. Valentine is the co-recipient of a writing fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.