Hot topics reveal current obsessions

The subjects of the moment set the agenda for arts and society in the coming seasons. Some are predictable, others a surprise.
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Got a burning passion to write a play about dementia or cancer? Apparently, more than one playwright has had that particular brainwave. When a panel of literary managers and artistic directors identified the concerns currently dominating the Zeitgeist at the NSW Writers’ Centre’s Playwriting Festival, themes driven by the ageing population were common.

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Christine Long
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Christine Long is a Sydney freelance journalist.