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by Bronwyn Rennex
posted 10/05/2018

ARTS THURSDAY 10 May – ‘The Readers’ interview with Scott Smart and Anni Finsterer

Presented by Bronwyn Rennex


Scott Smart and John McNeill in The Readers


Today on the show I speak to Scott Smart and Anni Finsterer about the play they are currently performing in at Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre, directed by Elizabeth Nabben called The Readers.

The play was written by Scott and is based on the real experiences of a broke young man trying to pay the rent in Sydney, this is a story of awkward friendship between lowly paid workers (ironically invisible in Hi-Vis gear) trying to fend for themselves in a dog-eat-dog workforce. And through it all, it’s about the books they read (when they’re not reading meters).

The Readers is being presented as part of Belvoir’s 25A initiative. The theatre gives emerging writers,directors and performers space in which to create new and exciting works. Seasons are short of ticket prices are cheap – just $25. The Readers runs until May 19 so be quick.

Because The Readers is about a pairing or partnership, I chose musical collaborations as my theme for today’s show. I hope you enjoy the music!

Thanks for listening.

Anni Finsterer in The Readers

To find out more about The Readers go to https://belvoir.com.au/25a/example-2/#performance-cast

If you want to listen to this episode of ArtsThursday again you can! Go to the Arts Thursday page on Eastside website and select the May 10 episode. https://eastsidefm.org/artsthursday/

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