What Shall We Do About...?

15. Plays w/ Melanie Tait

When's the last time you saw a play? No, not a musical - a proper play? When I think of plays, I think of them as being a sport for affluent folk, or something that you do in high school. Therefore, I haven't seen a play in years. But perhaps this is a perception problem. I'm joined this week by journalist, broadcaster, and executive producer of Mamamia's The Quicky podcast, Melanie Tait. Melanie is a passionate playwright, with some successful titles to her name, and a brand new play called A BROADCAST COUP just about to debut. She explains the reasons why plays aren't a large industry in Australia, and shares an encouragement to support locally made plays - no matter what your age. You can find Melanie on Instagram and Twitter, and her brand new play A BROADCAST COUP opens at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre on April 17 and runs until May 23. It then continues to Canberra. Tickets are available at The Ensemble Theatre website - do go and support a local play! Thanks for listening to What Shall We Do About...?, it means a lot! If you enjoyed it, please hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts, or 'follow' on Spotify, and let your friends know! You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and if you have an idea for a topic for the show send an email to whatshallwedopod@gmail.com. What Shall We Do About...? is hosted by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.


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