Renowned playwright Stephen House has three art projects in Goolwa | The temperature
Stephen House is an acclaimed playwright who has traveled the world and over the next month he will bring India to the south coast.
Together with Alexandrina Council, Stephen has three exciting projects that he created to be showcased at 1 Goolwa Terrace, Goolwa.
‘Being in India’, ‘The Ajoona Guest House’ and ‘Performing a Piece’ will be featured.
âBeing in Indiaâ will run from October 23 to November 21 and will include the âArtists Floor Talkâ on Saturday October 23 at 2pm. This is an exhibition of images accompanying words created by Stephen while living in India.
‘The Ajoona Guest House‘ will take place on Saturday November 20th at 7pm and is a taste for those who attend. This will be the first look at Stephen’s latest work ahead of the tour. Stephen’s latest monologue opens the door to a dangerously beautiful and hidden world of New Delhi.
‘Performing a Piece’ is a workshop led by the award-winning playwright, poet and actor on Sunday, November 21 at 11:30 am. Stephen takes a close look at the skills needed to present a writing piece to an audience. The workshop will offer techniques and ideas to apply to a presentation.
The opening hours of the gallery will be Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stephen said he had a deep affiliation with the South Coast.
âI’m an older surfer and spent a lot of my teenage years sleeping in cars in Middleton, Port Elliot and Goolwa. The area means a lot to me and I have a great relationship with Alexandrina Council,â said Stephen.
Stephen’s resume is astonishing, with 20 plays and four produced short films and five poetry and picture exhibitions.
He often received commissions and conducted and performed his work on a large scale. He has won two AWGIE awards from the Australian Writers Guild, an Adelaide Fringe Award, the Rhonda Jancovic Poetry Award for Social Justice, The Goolwa Poetry Cup, The SA Writers Center / Feast Short Story Prize and numerous press awards.
He has been shortlisted for the Lane Cove Literary Award for Poetry, the Patrick White Playwright Award, the Queensland Premier Drama Award, the Overland’s Fair Australia Fiction Prize, a Greenroom Best Independent Actor Award, numerous poetry awards and has been congratulated for the Di Cranston Script Award.
Stephen has received Australian Council International Literature Residencies in Canada, the United States and Ireland, an Asia-related Literature Residency in India, and an Island Residences in Tasmania.
His plays and poems have been published nationally and internationally. His collection of real and unreal poetry was selected for The 2018 Chapbook Project and published by ICOE Press Australia.
Stephen has performed extensively on his acclaimed solo shows, âAppalling Behaviorâ and âAlmost Face To Faceâ.