Love, regardless is a collection of poetic narratives that celebrate love that endures.  As a culture we are inundated by romantic narratives which dramatise the passionate beginnings of young love and/or detail its devastating, torturous endings.  But what about couples who survive the years together and remain committed, devoted?  What do we know about their stories outside stereotypes of the stale, faithful or boring? Written by Barbara Kamler and directed by Romi Kupfer, Love, regardless presents a theatrical reading of three narratives taken from Barbara’s collection, exploring these intimate stories of passion and pathos in live performance. Following the readings, there will be a Q and A with Tali Lavi and Barbara Kamler.

This event is proudly supported by:

    • Sue Selwyn


Barbara Kamler

Barbara Kamler arrived in Australia as a young teacher in the early 70s and developed a distinguished academic career over the next forty years.  Her debut poetry collection Leaving New Jersey (2016) is a memoir of fifty-six prose poems, recounting the story of leaving America and arriving in Australia.  Love, regardless (2022), an enthralling new…

Romi Kupfer

Romi Kupfer is a contemporary theatre maker, director and producer. Romi’s practice has evolved since 2013 through practical experience collaborating with companies, artists and communities as well as theatre training.  She is passionate about creating new Australian live performance, exploring themes such as culture, identity and mental health. Romi holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts…

Tali Lavi

Tali Lavi is a critic, writer and public interviewer whose work has appeared in The Jewish Quarterly, Australian Book Review, The Saturday Paper and Sydney Review of Books, amongst others. ‘Counting’, an essay, was published in Marina Benjamin’s Garden Among Fires: A Lockdown Anthology. Tali has interviewed writers for Melbourne Jewish Book Week, Adelaide Writers’…