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Diana Plater



Nationality:    Australian
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Diana Plater is a writer, journalist and consultant, based in Sydney. She is the co-author with Ollie Smith of Raging Partners; Two Worlds, One Friendship (Magabala Books 2000), which was shortlisted for the Community Relations Commission Award of the 2001 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She has written a number of other books and was recently commissioned to write for an official oral history of the stolen generations -- the Bringing Them Home project -- to be published in 2002 by the National Library. As a journalist, she has covered conflicts from Nicaragua to Washington and art stories from Sydney to New York as well as being a producer, a trainer and a university lecturer and tutor. She is presently the Australian correspondent for WIN -- an international Internet magazine for women -- and writes for magazines and newspapers in Australia and overseas. She runs her own media consultancy business, Diana Plater Media.


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        Havana, Harlem

Havana, Harlem

In September 1960, Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution, his girlfriend Celia Sanchez and his offsider Che Guevara, arrive in New York for the UN General Assembly. As the CIA and Mafia plot, the only one who seems neutral is Jose Molina, the Cuban waiter. But is he really? Havana, Harlem is a satire of Cold War politics and leaders of all persuasions, but it is fundamentally Celia's story. Should she stay with Fidel and everything she fought for, or leave with Jose, the man who taught her about love, revolution and rumba?


1st Produced:
[reading] The Friend in Hand, Glebe, NSW    07 May 2001


1st Published:   -


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2 Act 120 mins Satire/farce/tragicomedy

Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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