Lasso of Truth, Perth, Australia
I am currently on a trip to Australia as part of a National New Play Network exchange with Playwriting Australia. Two Australian playwrights, Declan Greene and Vanessa Bates were sent to the NNPN Showcase back in December, and now Steve Yockey and I are on this amazing trip to Australia, to participate in Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival.
We flew into Sydney, where we spoke to students at NIDA, the radio interview for the ABC Radio National program “Books and Arts Daily”. I am now headed to Perth, where the festival takes place this year. They are reading my play Lasso of Truth, about the inventor of both Wonder Woman and the lie detector machine, and the two women he lived with: his wife, and the young graduate student who assisted with his lie detector research. Both women served as inspirations for Wonder Woman. Yes, true story., and did a