Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Actor's Audition ManualDean Carey,
Paddington:Currency Press,1985Z11831111985anthology drama extract 'A handbook for the Australian actor with more than 160 audition pieces by Australian, American, European and New Zealand authors.' - Cover of both editions.The Actor's Audition Manual : Vol. 1Sydney:Currency Press,1998
'Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation.
'Louis Nowra’s Radiance is an exuberant black sabbath for three great Indigenous dames. It begins conventionally enough: Mae, Nona and Cressy gather at the old Queenslander in the tropics for Mum’s funeral. But these three sisters are forces of nature, and they haven’t been in the same room for years, and years. It isn’t long before that old house can’t contain the joy and pain of them all being together again…
'Radiance began its life at Belvoir in 1993. After 22 years, Nowra’s feat of playwriting – almost Shakespearean, a Tempest-like packet of lust, rage, grief and high-flying foolery – is ready to be unleashed again. Leah Purcell is the woman for the job.
'Purcell is a powerhouse. She burst onto the national stage nearly two decades ago and is as full of fight and life as she ever was. What better idea than for this all-round theatre elder to direct herself in this mighty little classic?' (2015 Production summary)