Noëlle Janaczewska sat down with me over an afternoon cup of coffee for a wide-ranging, honest conversation about the place of experimental work in the current landscape, her wish list for Australian theatres, and the ambitious projects that the 7-ON writers group is up to these days.
“I am interested in experimentation, in innovation, in exploring form and language. I don’t aspire to write narrative drama for mainstage subscription seasons. I never have.”
Can you tell me a bit about how you became a writer?
By a gradual morphing. I came through punk music, alternative cabaret, political and street theatre in England, moved into the independent theatre sector and then started writing. (more…)