‘No one’s in charge so there’s no one to blame.’ Brigadier Michaela Cain
Learning that audiences for the third week of First Casualty were low, I was told, ‘people don’t want to see a play about war’. To which my reply is: ‘don’t start one then’.
Whatever Australia does as a society, drama has a duty to explore on stage. How else do we get beyond the shallows of media reportage to deeper awareness of the human cost involved? How else do we encounter the world, not just ‘stay informed’ about it?