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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | May 25, 2019

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Reagan Kelly returns home: Lewis Treston

March 18, 2019 |

Lewis Treston brings his first published play to the city that inspired it, with the Metro Arts Brisbane production of Reagan Kelly.

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The Pacifist Rage of Martin McDonagh

July 27, 2015 |

In the 2012 metafictional film Seven Psychopaths, screenwriter Martin (Colin Farrell) bemoans that he’s unable to write anything that doesn’t involve “guys with guns in their hands”. This has been a tension in the work of writer Martin McDonagh since his earliest days as a playwright in Ireland, a simultaneous aesthetic fascination and moral disgust with violence. Read More