Between 2-5 July, 50 fearless and inspiring new short works from some of Australia’s best playwrights were livestreamed by more than 30 performing arts organisations from across Australia.
At a time a pandemic has forced reflection and change, these playwrights have responded to questions that get to the heart of where our nation is and where it might go.
Commissioned by Playwriting Australia, the 50 monologues have been recorded by 50 actors, many in their own homes. These 50 postcards to Dear Australia are comforting, confronting, and a unique celebration of Australian voices.
Contemporary Asian Australian Performance is proud to have nominated playwrights Nakkiah Lui and Merlynn Tong for the Dear Australia project. The monologues can be viewed on YouTube until 1 September 2020. They are published by Australian Plays.
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CAAP is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.