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Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue wins AWGIE Award

24 August 2019

On Thursday my play Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue won the 2019 AWGIE (Australian Writers’ Guild Industry Excellence) Award for Community and Youth Theatre. Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue was commissioned and produced by The Q/Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.

Adam Booth, Kate Worsley and Me-Lee Hay in Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue. Photo by Teniola Komolafe

Through the voices of two fictional characters, Iris and Leo, Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue shines a light on the history of a homestead on the bank of the Nepean River. A homestead that is now the Penrith Regional Gallery. From the 1940s until the 1970s it was the home and studio of Margo and Gerald Lewers, two artists involved in the development of modernism in Australia. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s it was known as a place of creativity, debate, innovation—and lively parties. A hotbed of modernism in the unlikely location of Emu Plains in Sydney’s outer west.

Thursday was a good night for 7-ON Playwrights. My fellow Seven, Vanessa Bates, won the AWGIE for Theatre for Young Audiences with her play A Ghost in My Suitcase.

Here’s the AWG press release. The full list of Thursday’s winners is here.

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