Writing the political

In the age of the hyperlink, the theatre is one place audiences can be engaged without the ability to click away.
[This is archived content and may not display in the originally intended format.]

Nakkiah Lu in Kill the Messenger, Photo Brett Boardman via Belvoir St Theatre

‘I know we joke about trapping them in a theatre but what amazes me about theatre audiences is that they are always so willing to listen as opposed to when people watch Netflix or clips on YouTube or flick through the television – people disengage so quickly,’ she told a forum on political writing at Belvoir St Theatre last week.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Christine Long
About the Author
Christine Long is a Sydney freelance journalist.