A couple of years ago, Geoffrey Atherden took the draft script of a play he had written called Black Cockatooto Wesley Enoch to ask for some advice. As they were talking, a white cockatoo came and sat on the branch of the tree outside Enoch’s Sydney Festival office. “It was extraordinary. I said to Geoffrey ‘I wonder what that means’,” says Enoch.

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