Janis Balodis is a freelance writer, director and dramaturg. Major plays; Too Young for Ghosts (1985), No Going Back (1992), My Father’s Father (1996) premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company. Music theatre works for NORPA –The Mercenary (1997), Mr. Barbecue (2001), The Flood (2004), Electric Lenin (2007), Railway Wonderland (2012 & 2015) and Dreamland (2016 & 2019). Other plays include Wet and Dry (1986) and Engine (2010).
Positions held include Associate Director MTC directing 11 productions, Artistic Associate QTC, member of Literature and Theatre Boards of the Australia Council.
PhD from QUT in 2012.
by Janis Balodis
The Mount Isa mining dispute of 1964 arose from a struggle for better wages and work conditions but escalated into a..