Three feet carved out of stone

Theresa Borg is a theatre professional who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her body of work includes performing, directing, writing and producing. She is deeply interested in multiple and diverse Australian voices from history, and is writing a trio of plays based on true, untold stories from the archives.  

As the 2022 Creative Fellow for Australian Writing at the National Library, Theresa has been researching the Australian Racial Hygiene Congress of 1929 and, in particular, the backstories of the women who organised it, including Ruby Rich and Lillie Goodisson. Her discoveries will inform a play, HYGEIA, as character-driven investigation of the intersections between white feminism and eugenics between the World Wars. The presentation will include a selection of dramatised readings.  

This event is free but bookings are essential.

For those unable to make it to Canberra for the event, it will be livestreamed online via the Library's Facebook page. No bookings are required to watch the online stream.

Theresa Borg is the 2022 Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing, supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust.

Image credit:, Marble feet of broken antique statues in Tyre, Lebanon.  

Type Fellowship presentation