Archived Events

Award-winning Australian playwright Tommy Murphy presented
The 2010 Alex Buzo Memorial Lecture at Sydney Ideas
‘A Voice Like No Other: The Future of Australian Drama on the International Stage’
September 13 Seymour Theatre Centre.
Listen here

Alex Buzo’s MACQUARIE
Internationally renowned director Wayne Harrison’s extraordinary new interpretation of this Australian classic played at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from July 15-31 2010. Details here


702 ABC Sydney - a cliff hanging interview
The Director of The Alex Buzo Company Emma Buzo together with Laurence Coy and Craig Meneaud had a blast with Deb Cameron on 702 ABC Sydney in preparation for the next chapter in the illustrious career of Buzo’s play ‘Norm and Ahmed’. Listen to the interview featuring a live excerpt of the play.

NORM AND AHMED’s western Sydney premiere SOLD OUT!
‘A revelatory production...a fine revival of a great classic’ (The Australian)
The company’s acclaimed production directed by Aarne Neeme played to full houses at Riverside June 8-11 2010. Details here.

Extraordinary Women in Theatre
Emma Buzo, The Director of The Alex Buzo Company, spoke about Alex Buzo’s great female protagonists - an extraordinary collection of strong-willed women facing the challenges of contemporary life. With readings from actors Eliza Logan and Libby Fleming. Tuesday May 18 @ 7pm-8pm, Randwick Branch Library. Details here

Colin Friels stars as Buzo’s ‘Macquarie’
The Alex Buzo Company produced an excerpt of Buzo’s classic play ‘Macquarie’ directed by Wayne Harrison and featuring Anita Hegh as Mrs Macquarie for the launch of commemorations for the bicentenary of Macquarie’s visionary leadership at Government House on January 31st 2010. Watch the ABC TV News report on You Tube and view images from the event

Nomination - Best Independent Production
The Alex Buzo Company’s major 2009 production was nominated for a 2009 Sydney Theatre Award
Given the abundance of great independent theatre in Sydney in 2009, this is a huge accolade for Emma Buzo and her fledgling company 2009 to be one of only four nominees.” (ABC Radio National)


BUZO ED at the 2010 AIS Drama Conference
BUZO ED presents a performance of Buzo’s landmark Australian classic ‘Norm and Ahmed’ at the 2010 AIS Drama Conference on March 19 followed by an ALL NEW workshop on teaching the play led by Emma Buzo, Laurence Coy and Craig Meneaud.

Contemporary, contentious and slightly mischievous...
How does an internationally renowned former Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company re-invent Buzo’s classic play ‘Macquarie’ for the bicentenary of Big Mac’s leadership in 2010? Find out when WAYNE HARRISON gives a FREE talk about Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s legacy and how he intends to shake things up. Wayne will then be in the Hot Seat for a Q&A session. Hosted by the Friends of the Waverley Library in the library’s Theatrette. Sunday February 28 @ 2pm. Email Emma Buzo to reserve seats. Location details here

ABC Radio National broadcasts Alana Valentine’s play
Listen online to Alana Valentine’s radio adaptation of ‘Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah’, the play about how the hijab came between two Australian Afghani Muslim women, commissioned by The Alex Buzo Company as a companion piece to ‘Norm and Ahmed’.


Colin Friels stars as Buzo’s ‘Macquarie’
The Alex Buzo Company produced an excerpt of Buzo’s classic play ‘Macquarie’ directed by Wayne Harrison and featuring Anita Hegh as Mrs Macquarie for the launch of commemorations for the bicentenary of Macquarie’s visionary leadership at Government House on January 31st 2010. Watch the ABC TV News report on You Tube and view images from the event

SHELLCOVE ROAD - Buzo’s most autobiographical work
A FREE play reading on Saturday November 28 2009 @ 1pm, Bowen Library, Maroubra.
Directed by Bill Conn featuring actors Sandy Gore, John Gregg, Drayton Morley and Emma Buzo.
Further information and booking details
here




2009 winners of the Alex Buzo Prize
Six Australian authors were shortlisted for the 2009 CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature. The winner will be announced on November 25. Details here


DELIGHTFULLY MANGLED: CELEBRATING THE USE (AND MISUSE) OF LANGUAGE IN AUSTRALIA. An interactive panel event features author Larry Buttrose, comedian Jackie Loeb and sports legend Roy Masters. Hosted by Emma Buzo. More

The Armidale School Foundation presents The Alex Buzo Company production of
NORM AND AHMED by Alex Buzo
The Armidale School Hoskins Centre September 24-29 Details


Alex Buzo's NORM & AHMED plus its new companion
Alana Valentine's SHAFANA & AUNT SARRINAH
Seymour Centre, Aug 5-29 2009. Details here
"sensitive...powerful...fascinating and moving...a highly successful double bill"
Review in The Australian

2009 ALEX BUZO MEMORIAL LECTURE: CAPTIVATED BY REALITY by Alana Valentine
Watch the lecture presented by Sydney Ideas on ABC FORA
here

The Alex Buzo Company Advisory Board including
DAVID WILLIAMSON, ALANA VALENTINE, ROY MASTERS
gathered at a recent function in Sydney
. Inspiring words and images here


CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature announces 2008’s. ALEX BUZO SHORTLIST PRIZE. Click here for images and details

2008 ALEX BUZO MEMORIAL LECTURE, inaugurated by Bob Carr and introduced by Emma Buzo, August 14 2008 @ UNSW. Listen to the podcast of both introduction and lecture. Read Emma Buzo’s introduction. Read related article: “Go back and celebrate education”

The Alex Buzo Company’s “revelatory” 2007 production of Buzo’s
NORM AND AHMED
Click here for details and images.


THE BIG BUZO NIGHT OUT launched The Alex Buzo Company featuring Buzo’s THE ROY MURPHY SHOW and special guests ROY SLAVEN and HG NELSON. Click here for details and images.