Dan Prichard & Jessica Bellamy – Fresh Ink

On Thursday the 1st of November, we had Dan Prichard, Manager of Fresh Ink, the emerging writers program done through the Australian Theatre for Young People, and Jessica Bellamy, award winning Australian playwright and Fresh Ink writer.

We talked about the wide variety of programs run by Fresh Ink, including their Masterclasses and the National Studio Getaway, which sounds amazing. You can also check out Fresh Ink‘s industry interviews project Fresh Perspectives, where they talk in depth with leading Australian playwrights about their craft, their work and what inspires them to write.

In the time between the show and this blog entry being written, Jessica has also won the ATYP’s 2012 Foundation Commission for her play Compasswhich will be taken to stage in 2013. Congrats Jessica!

We previously posted a blog entry with Jessica’s award winning film Bat Eyesbut if you’re interested in seeing the other results of the Voices Project, check out Boot and To Be here:

During the interview, we also discussed the motivations and talents of young writers, how they can find their way into the industry, and what it means to be a young person in the Sydney theatre scene. For all of this, and more from Dan and Jessica, you can download the podcast of this show by following the instructions below.

– Rhys

To podcast this show, open iTunes or your media player of choice, in the ‘Advanced’ menu, select ‘Subscribe to Podcast’, and in the dialogue box paste the following URL- http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=308