Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll spent his residency researching, talking to locals, going to the museum, to the library and even getting his hair cut in order to develop a script based on characters from Narrandera.
The script was then presented as a drive-in radio play, In the Heart of Our Past, at the Narrandera Train Station where audiences listened to the actors through their car radios. Kieran, Vic McEwan and local artists collaborated to create the final production.
Overview of Plans for Kieran's Residency
Kieran Carroll has had fourteen plays produced in Australia including four at La Mama, Melbourne and three at The Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney. Recent works include The Giraffe's Uncle (Newtown Theatre) and 3XY OR I DIE! (Old Fitzroy Theatre). He holds an MA in playwriting from QUT Brisbane and has been awarded playwriting residencies in France and America.
Kieran also runs theatre workshops and is a nationally published poet and short story writer, his work appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies such as The Age and Sunday Age.