A satire for the zeitgeist as creatives in a conservatorium take on their tone-deaf leaders in a bid to save music.
A recent purge of academics and courses at a Conservatorium of Music at an Australian university has left the remaining staff and their students demoralised, their only life raft the joy they find in making music. Dr Richard Fenchurch lecturer, conductor and Mozart scholar, reluctantly agrees to lead the Conservatorium through the maelstrom, following the mysterious departure of the Head of Music. Fenchurch finds himself caught between the smooth-talking PVC Professor Graham Gombold with his promises of musical manna, and his mutinous colleagues, led by Dr Lucy Golding, who are firmly against any further cuts or changes to the curriculum.
Poster: Ari Chand.
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Carl Caulfield is a playwright and dramaturg.
Stray Dogs works with local artists and has produced a new Caulfield work nearly every year since 1994.
Stray Dogs Theatre Company is resident in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
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