Playwright, Wesley Enoch AM opens up about his life behind many scripts.
Playwright Wesley Enoch learnt about the power of storytelling early in his career. Born on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and great nephew of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, art and political activism are part of his family legacy. For three decades, while directing theatre and festivals all over Australia, Wesley has used stories to effect social change. In this podcast he ponders the ‘”fork in the road’’ in his own life that led him to write and direct plays that change perspectives and conventional narratives.
You can listen to the podcast episode below or download the transcript here.
Museum of Brisbane acknowledges and advises that the following episode refers to an Aboriginal Elder who has passed away.
About Wesley Enoch AM
WESLEY ENOCH AM is the ultimate action man, having written and directed many iconic theatrical productions and major festivals all over Australia since he graduated from Brisbane’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He recently returned to live in Brisbane and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in March 2021. He is the inaugural Indigenous Chair in the Creative Industries at QUT and continues his work on many fronts to amplify Indigenous voices.
About Wendy Love
WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.