State Theatre Company of South Australia, The Red Cross Letters

The Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, announced $1.5 million in funding for individuals, organisations and groups through the first round of the Public Grants Program on 23 February 2015.

The following organisation received funding. All figures are GST exclusive:

$67,000

The Red Cross Letters is a performance work based on letters held by the Australian Red Cross and recently transferred to the State Library, South Australia. Material from the letters seeking news of loved ones on the front during World War I will be arranged into a dramatic work which will be staged by the State Theatre Company in Adelaide and toured to regional South Australia with Country Arts SA. The correspondence includes accounts from military commanders, soldiers, medical staff and mates who fought alongside the lost or wounded. This is a unique interpretation of compelling material through theatre and will create a perfect centre-piece for communities as part of their Anzac commemorations.

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