Literary Estate of Alex Buzo

pioneering Australian playwright and author

Inspired by the extraordinary energy and intellect of her late father, Emma Buzo founded The Alex Buzo Company to produce, perpetuate and promote his work. 'The Big Buzo Night Out' saw the company launched before 550 members of the Australian arts community, general public and local, state and federal government at NIDA's Parade Theatre in September 2007. The launch was followed by a critically acclaimed Sydney season of Buzo’s famous play Norm and Ahmed described by John McCallum in The Australian as 'a revelatory production...a fine revival of a great classic.' In 2008, The Alex Buzo Memorial Lecture was presented by Bob Carr at UNSW. 2009’s major event was a double bill at Sydney’s Seymour Centre pairing 'Norm and Ahmed' (currently a NSW HSC Drama set text) with a companion piece commissioned by the company as a contemporary response to the play's enduring themes of racism and generation tension. The 2009 Alex Buzo Memorial Lecture was given by playwright Tommy Murphy and presented by the University of Sydney. In 2010, an adaptation of 'Macquarie' was produced to mark the bicentennial of Governor Macquarie's leadership and presented at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Emma Buzo now administrates the literary estate of her late father and is forever grateful for the literary canon which continues to educate and guide her.

ABC Radio Sydney interview by Virginia Trioli with Emma Buzo about company launch, 2007
The Sydney Morning Herald 'Daughter and Keeper of the Buzo Flame' by Angela Bennie, July 2007
The Australian Interview with Emma Buzo, August 2007
The Daily Telegraph Roy and HG appearance at the launch, September 2007
The Daily Telegraph Roy and HG at rehearsals for The Alex Buzo Company launch August 2007
Notebook Magazine 'In her father’s footsteps' June 2008
Power of Buzo Inspires Valentine Daily Telegraph 2009
Working on Fresh Approach to a Buzo Classic Daily Telegraph 2009