For those Arete audience members amongst you, you'll recognise the name Emma Workman. Emma is a Queensland based writer whose works have been performed in three out of our four Arete festivals since 2014*. In fact, she was an integral player in the festival's inception.
Emma's latest play, 'Yielding' saw its debut at Metro Arts in Brisbane by THAT production company last weekend. As you can see from the attached, the review is glowing and speaks incredibly highly of Emma's work and states: "This could very well be the best Australian play written this year."
'Yielding' is one of six pieces from the work 'Let's Speak of the Unspoken' and all are supported intimately by Emma’s personal experience as a Disability Support Worker in regional and remote Queensland over a seven year period.
We want to acknowledge and celebrate the work of one of our own, albeit a long distance relationship! Emma is a writer whose career you should watch closely not only because her work is truthful, raw and relevant but also because she's bloody brilliant.
Emma (Sproule) out.
*2014 - Arete Alpha 'A or B?' - directed by Emma Sproule, 2016 - Arete Beta 'Cards' - directed by Lenora Locatelli, 2018 - Arete Delta 'Notes from a Notebook and a '78 Bedford Van' - directed & performed by Amber Budd & Gretel Sharp ... See MoreSee Less
With great audiences over the three nights, who were engaged, enthusiastic and supportive, it made for a very successful season of our one-act play, performance & visual arts festival this year!
We are still recovering from the bump-out and cast party - well we do have to keep the tradition of celebrating our namesake, Dionysus (God of theatre, wine & good times) - but we will post photos from our amazing performances & visual artistry shortly
However, in the meantime, we wanted to thank the team at Stage Whispers, who attended Arete:Delta and gave us a great review from our first night
Congratulations to each of our creatives, cast & crew on an incredible season of Arete:Delta - it was without doubt the best one yet!
The last couple of nights have been incredible and audiences have been amazing and engaged and loving every minute of this one-act play, performance & visual arts festival
So if you haven't already got a ticket or are at a loss of what to do on your Saturday night, be sure to come & join us - you will be assured of a fabulous evening of theatre, drama, comedy, innuendos, dance, poetry and more