Star spreads wings

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the­atre vet­eran and school teacher John Arthars is pre­par­ing to leave the Gold Coast to travel Aus­tralia be­fore he moves over­seas. Arthars, one of the stars of Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s cur­rent sea­son of

has di­rected and starred in a string of lo­cal pro­duc­tions over the years and served as a judge for the Gold Coast Area The­atre Awards. He was a stand­out ear­lier this year in GCLT’s am­bi­tious Stu­art Lums­den-di­rected hit Cosi and di­rected The Ac­tor’s Night­mare in July as part of GCLT’s Kalei­do­scope One Act Play Sea­son. Arthars says he is look­ing for­ward to vis­it­ing friends be­fore he moves to South Korea in Au­gust 2013. He also plans to fin­ish a play he is co-writ­ing be­fore he flies out and will travel to Mel­bourne to work on a twohan­der writ­ten re­cently for him and an­other ac­tor. ‘‘I have itchy feet,’’ he says. ‘‘I want to live in an­other coun­try, partly just for fun and partly to get a clearer un­der­stand­ing of Aus­tralia and my­self. Now that I’ve started writ­ing di­a­logue, I’d like to un­der­stand bet­ter where my think­ing comes from and see Aus­tralian life from a dif­fer­ent view­point, which I hope will make me a bet­ter writer.’’ Arthars, who will teach se­nior English in an Amer­i­can in­ter­na­tional school in South Korea, says he hopes his trav­els will help him be­come a bet­ter teacher.

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