Who are the mavericks of our time? Can you picture yourself amongst them? Join in an empowering discussion as a diverse group of creatives with incredible...

Mavericks of Stage & Screen

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Price:
From: $20.00
Mavericks of Stage & Screen
Mavericks of Stage & Screen

Featuring

Sarah Lambert

Sarah Lambert

Sarah Lambert is currently writing and showrunnning the television adaptation of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland for Made Up Stories. She was the writer and showrunner of the television adaptation of Marele Day’s Lambs of God which was nominated for eighteen AACTA Awards, winning nine including Best Telefeature or Mini Series.

Alana Valentine

Alana Valentine

Alana Valentine is a librettist, playwright and director. With Ursula Yovich, she co-wrote Barbara and the Camp Dogs, which was awarded a Helpmann Award for Best Musical and a Green Room Award for Best Original Score. She and Ursula are adapting the work for the screen, funded by Screen Australia.

Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama is a half Japanese, writer, actress, director and comedian. She has worked Tonightly with Tom Ballard, Squinters, YOLO Crystal Fantasy and appeared on Utopia, Spicks and Specks and Just For Laughs Sydney. In 2018, The Angus Project, a TV pilot Nina wrote, directed and starred in, debuted to acclaim earning Nina an Australian Directors Guild nomination.

Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell is a multi-award winning and self-made author, playwright, actor, director, film-maker, producer, screenwriter, showrunner. She has written and directed landmark Australian film, TV, theatrical now part of the Indigenous canon such as Box the Pony, Redfern Now, Cleverman, The Secret Daughter and The Drover’s Wife.

Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is a screenwriter, performer, podcaster and radical mischief-maker whose career has taken her around Australia, to Hollywood, South Africa and the UK. Born of South African political refugees on the lands of the Wurundjeri People, Candy is currently working on a range of scripts for TV and Cinema.

Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Who are the mavericks of our time? Can you picture yourself amongst them? Join in an empowering discussion as a diverse group of creatives with incredible life stories share their journeys to success.

Hear from stage and screen supremos who share the experiences and philosophies that have proved fundamental to their success. Be inspired as they share how they’ve used writing, performing, acting, and directing to make their voices heard. And, discover the importance of owning your narrative as you carve out your path.

Special guest speakers/performers include multi award-winning actress, writer and director Leah Purcell, stand-up comic and Utopia regular Nina Oyama, critically acclaimed playwright of Barbara and the Camp Dogs Alana Valentine, AACTA Award-winner and screenwriter of Lambs of God Sarah Lambert, and One the Bear stage-show creator Candy Bowers, with more mavericks to be announced in the coming weeks.

Celebrate their unconventional journeys and embrace the space they’ve created for diverse voices through a series of spoken word pieces and performances.

Presented in association with The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).

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Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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