An exciting new initiative between Malthouse Theatre and Monash University, Welcome to Nowhere gives us five brand new plays written by some of Australia’s most fascinating playwrights: Angus Cerini, Zoey Dawson, Daniel Keene, Fleur Kilpatrick and Morgan Rose.
The 2015 FLIGHT: Festival of New Writing is a new and exciting venture between Theatre Works, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Masters of Writing for Performance course at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Featuring five new works by VCA graduates, the festival promises to be a chance to show off original and dynamic Australian works. One show featuring in the festival is Morgan Rose’s Virgins and Cowboys. Coming off from an incredibly well-received season with MKA Theatre at Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON season with Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise, Beat had a chat with Rose about her upcoming show and what inspired her to write it.
Photo by Sarah Walker.
MKA’s Double Feature kicks off the MTC NEON season with a bang. Consisting of two shows (Lucky, written by Tobias Manderson-Galvin and directed by John Kachoyan, and Lord Willing and The Creek Don’t Rise, written by Morgan Rose and directed by Kat Henry), the two pieces explore two worlds set in damaged landscapes – colonial Australia (Lucky) and New Orleans, post Hurricane Katrina (Lord Willing).