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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Stories of Love and Hate
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'"Stories of Love and Hate" looks at the lives and loves of people directly affected by the 2005 Cronulla riots. Sidestepping the media hype and social outrage surrounding the event, the source material for this unique verbatim theatre show comes from an extensive interview process with the people who were there.

'Based on a two-year interview process in Bankstown and the Sutherland Shire, Stories of Love & Hate explores great loves, broken hearts and an infamous riot. Roslyn Oades takes on verbatim theatre once again with a compelling new examination of Sydney communities and the Australian psyche.'

Source: Bankstown Arts and Crafts Centre website, http://www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/
Sighted: 18/11/2008

Notes

  • Verbatim theatre.
  • Two of the original interviews that form part of the audioscript are available as audio files at http://www.urbantheatre.com.au/lovehate.html

Production Details

  • Produced at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea, on 22 November 2008 and at the Bankstown Arts and Crafts Centre, 25-29 November 2008.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays Roslyn Oades , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014 8196880 2014 selected work drama

    'Acts of Courage forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades’ unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of everyday conversations conveys a steadfast loyalty to the experiences and the people from which they come. This trilogy celebrates not only the Australian spirit through times of hardship, but everyday, extraordinary, acts of courage.' (Publication summary)

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014

Works about this Work

The Politics and Poetics of Listening: Attending Headphone Verbatim Theatre in Post-Cronulla Australia Caroline Wake , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Theatre Research International , July vol. 39 no. 2 2014; (p. 82-100)
'This article analyses Stories of Love & Hate, a headphone verbatim play produced in the aftermath of the Cronulla Riots in Sydney, Australia. While verbatim theatre typically invites audiences to listen therapeutically, Stories of Love & Hate enacts and enables two alternative forms of listening. First, it enacts the paradoxical mode of ‘ethical eavesdropping’; second, it enables the metatheatrical mode of ‘mediatized listening’. In doing so, the play asks spectators to reconsider whom they listen to and how. It also asks scholars to reconsider claims that verbatim theatre gives voice to those who go unheard by the media. Instead, the article argues that in the case of Stories of Love & Hate, headphone verbatim theatre enables the audience to listen to how the media listen.' (Publication abstract)
Heat May Have Died Down but Lessons Live on in Riot Tales Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Stories of Love and Hate Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work drama
Revealing Shapshots of the Shire Stephen Dunne , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 November 2008; (p. 16)

— Review of Stories of Love and Hate Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work drama
Fierce Break Katrina Lobley , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 November 2008; (p. 11)
Revealing Shapshots of the Shire Stephen Dunne , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 November 2008; (p. 16)

— Review of Stories of Love and Hate Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work drama
Heat May Have Died Down but Lessons Live on in Riot Tales Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Stories of Love and Hate Roslyn Oades , 2008 single work drama
Fierce Break Katrina Lobley , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 November 2008; (p. 11)
The Politics and Poetics of Listening: Attending Headphone Verbatim Theatre in Post-Cronulla Australia Caroline Wake , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Theatre Research International , July vol. 39 no. 2 2014; (p. 82-100)
'This article analyses Stories of Love & Hate, a headphone verbatim play produced in the aftermath of the Cronulla Riots in Sydney, Australia. While verbatim theatre typically invites audiences to listen therapeutically, Stories of Love & Hate enacts and enables two alternative forms of listening. First, it enacts the paradoxical mode of ‘ethical eavesdropping’; second, it enables the metatheatrical mode of ‘mediatized listening’. In doing so, the play asks spectators to reconsider whom they listen to and how. It also asks scholars to reconsider claims that verbatim theatre gives voice to those who go unheard by the media. Instead, the article argues that in the case of Stories of Love & Hate, headphone verbatim theatre enables the audience to listen to how the media listen.' (Publication abstract)
Last amended 26 Mar 2009 10:33:53
Subjects:
  • Bankstown area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 2005
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