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Artsday / Play zooms in on an actor’s lockdown plight

A moment from “Just Wrong”.

THEATRE lovers can Zoom into The Street Theatre’s “First Seen” online reading and Q&A of playwright David Atfield’s new work in progress, “Just Wrong”. Directed by Craig Alexander with a cast including Humphrey James, Isha Menon and Joel Horwood, it’s a partly comic exploration of life as an artist in lockdown times, with a musical nod to Eurovision. Bookings are essential here and the link for the show will be emailed one day prior to the showing.

TO celebrate Nature Book Week, running until September 12, the Wilderness Society is hosting free online talks and readings for kids. At 10am tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, for instance, Rove McManus will read “Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum” by Jo Watson, which follows Larry — a tiny fairy possum on a mission to find a home. Visit facebook Then at 10.30am on Thursday, Maree McCarthy Yoelu will read her book, “Brother Moon”. Accessible here.

MAMA, the lively Murray Art Museum Albury, has emailed to say they’ve moved a number of programs online and opened a new virtual tour of the museum, featuring new exhibitions, “Under a Winter Moon” by Julia Roche and “Mr Turner’s Balcony” by Trevor Orford. Accessible via

CRITICAL Stages Touring has announced the return of “Come to Where I Am – Australia”, a playwriting initiative that aims to find eight new stories about the places that shape people, stories to be turned in to short video postcards performed by the author. Writers will be selected through an EOI process, and submissions are open now until midnight, Monday, September 13. The eight successful story pitches will receive a writer’s fee, dramaturgical support from the UK’s Paines Plough Theatre Company and technical and editing services from Critical Stages Touring. Artist submissions here.

Author Paula Hawkins

SYDNEY Crime Writers Festival, “BAD”, will, well possibly, be taking place live from December 2-5 but to keep crime readers happy right now the festival has lined up four of the world’s top crime writers to take part in interviews on Wednesdays at 6pm during September starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, with Paula Hawkins her third book “A Slow Fire Burning” with Suzanne Leal. Accessible via


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