Coleman to write play for Malthouse Theatre
Author Claire G Coleman will work on a script for Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, having been named one of two participants in the Theatre’s 2020 Malcolm Robertson Writers Program.
Coleman told Books+Publishing, ‘I am delighted and proud to receive this opportunity to work with Malthouse on this script development. Their inventive and innovative approach to theater provides a strong opportunity to produce a creative and powerful work.’
Coleman is working on the play Black Betty at the End of the World, which follows four characters from different walks of life who converge in an abandoned underground train station, desperate to survive the apocalypse. Coleman is the author of two novels, Terra Nullius and The Old Lie (both Hachette).
Playwright, sketch comedian and doctor Aran Thangaratnam was also chosen for this year’s program, for his play Stay Woke.
Since 2004, the Malcolm Robertson Writers Program has commissioned two emerging artists per year to write a new Australian work for Malthouse Theatre. For more information, see the website.