Outspoken with David Williamson

AFTER 50 years as a playwright David Williamson has turned the focus onto himself and written a memoir, ‘Home Truths’ – the story of his life in both the public and private spheres.

On Thursday, October 21, David will discuss his memoir in conversation with Steven Lang at the Maleny Community Centre at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

In ‘Home Truths’ David reveals how a childhood defined by marital discord sparked a lifelong fascination with the capacity for drama to explore emotional conflict. He tells how anxiety plagued him as he crafted his plays, notwithstanding the joy of connecting with an audience. He also writes about the great love story that has defined his life.

Fearless, candid and witty, David discusses the plethora of odd, interesting, caustic and brilliant people – actors, directors, writers, theatre critics, politicians – who have intersected with his life and work. These included the young Jacki Weaver and Chris Haywood in the first Sydney production of ‘The Removalists’ in 1971, Nicole Kidman on the brink of stardom in the 1988 feature film of ‘Emerald City’, the lively dinners with Paul Keating, overseas travels with Gareth Evans, and interactions with Peter Carey and Tim Winton.

This is a remarkable story from a remarkable man and it makes for marvellous reading.

The evening will start with a conversation with Anthony Mullins discussing his new book, ‘Beyond The Hero’s Journey’.

Outspoken organisers expect this event to sell out quickly. Tickets are $22 and $15 for students and available from www.outspokenmaleny.com

Get your tickets today to avoid disappointment.