Australian Playwrights Speak is a series of video interviews produced in conjunction with the Australian Playwrights series of monographs. Both series are the result of a pilot project funded by a Griffith University research grant in 1985. The overall aim of the project was to contribute to the promotion, analysis, and better understanding of Australian drama in Australia and overseas. While the monograph series aims to overview each selected playwright's life and work, along with a critical analysis of their plays, the video programs are designed to let the playwrights speak themselves and to illustrate and personalise their work for better understanding.
One of Australia's leading dramatists discusses why his plays have been described as 'anti-naturalistic'.Brisbane Sydney : University of Queensland Television Unit Australia Council , 1985
Dorothy Hewett looks back to her childhood influences and on the place of music, poetry, and art in her work.Sydney : University of Sydney Television Unit , 1986
An interview with David Williamson, recorded while he was in the process of writing Emerald City. The interview touches on all his plays, from The Coming of Stork to his work in progress.Sydney : Australia Council , 1986
Australian playwright Stephen Sewell discusses the influence of his Catholic, working-class background on his writing.Sydney : Australia Council , 1986