ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0175 Alphabet Soup Women's Drama Group Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0175


Alphabet Soup Women's Drama Group Records

Date Range



0.09m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

HMSS 0013 Upfront Community Theatre Association Inc. Records

HMSS 0115 Eulea Kiraly Theatre Production Papers

In June 2001 community theatre director Eulea Kiraly established Alphabet Soup, a drama group for women in the Allawah, Bega and Currong Flats. In 2002 visual arts, creative writing, music and dance were added to the workshop programs, culminating in a reading from a play entitled Top Girls and an associated art exhibition.

Alphabet Soup was partnered by Diabetes Australia – ACT, and the 2001-2002 project was funded by a grant from Healthpact, with the intention of improving the health and lifestyle of the people living in the Flats. The following year, the project was continued by the YWCA and DADA, coordinated by Anna Hueneke, and funded by ACT Housing’s Community Linkages Community Development Program.

The collection consists of documents relating to the grant applications and acquittal, project planning and events, publicity, and evaluation by the participants. It includes photographs and playscripts.

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range

Project Administration - Alphabet Soup

  • Application and acceptance papers, correspondence with Tuggeranong Arts Centre as sponsor of the program, financial records and correspondence related to acquittal of the grant
  • Background information on community health and involvement, including Northbourne Community News numbers 2 and 3, 2000, and extract from Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts
  • Advertising flyers
  • Program evaluation, including formal and informal evaluations by participants
1 file 2001-2002

Project administration - continuation program

Application for Community Linkages in ACT Housing grant

1 file 2001-2002

The Project

  • Meeting notes
  • Ladies’ lunch, 2 November 2001, photographs
  • playscripts
  • Top Girls playscript, correspondence, publicity, media reports, opening speech
  • Eulea Kiraly’s story to be published in If These Walls Could Speak: Currong Apartments from Construction to Decommission, 1958-2004, with photographs selected from the Ladies’ Lunch
1 file 2002-2005