The playwrights strike back

Michael Healey responds to the end of federal funding for SummerWorks.

In theatres across the country tonight comes our answer. The very play that frightened everyone from Sun journalists to radio hacks to members of the PMO is getting an airing. We are showing our Prime Minister and his government there is an immense downside to throwing red meat to the base at our expense. Asking for his respect is probably too much, but showing him he’s better off leaving us alone is a message he can hopefully ingest.