Australian musical Driftwood set for New York workshop season

Driftwood the Musical will have an encore season in Melbourne and Sydney before its lead creatives head to the US for a series of workshops and presentations.

The Australian production Driftwood the Musical is to hold a series of workshops and presentations in New York City following an encore season in Melbourne and Sydney later this year.

Driftwood was originally adapted for the stage by playwright Jane Bodie, based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s memoir about her parents’ journey from Nazi Europe to Australia, where they were classified as ‘enemy aliens’ and placed in the Tatura Internment Camp.

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