Playwrights & Plays

Campion DecentCampion Decent

Helen Dallimore
Paula Arundell
Simon Burke
Tamlyn Henderson
Rowan Witt

Campion’s work as a playwright includes Unholy Ghosts which won the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award (Griffin Independent/White Box Theatre), and Embers which won an AWGIE and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Drama Script (Sydney Theatre Company). He has worked in the arts in a variety of roles, including Artistic Director of HotHouse Theatre, Literary Manager at STC, Artistic Director of Next Wave Festival, and Festival Director for SGLMG.

Mary Rachel Brown (2016 winner)Mary Rachel Brown

Mitchell Butel
Linda Cropper
Lena Cruz
John Gaden
Richard Sydenham

Mary was a member of the 2014 Griffin Studio. Her play The Dapto Chaser was presented in Griffin’s 2015 Independent season and is opening Hothouse Theatre’s 2016 season. Mary recently had her new play Silent Night developed at PWA’s 2015 National Script Workshop. She is the recipient of the 2006 Griff in Award, 2007 Max Afford Award, and 2008 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award. Her play Last Letters is currently on at The Australian War Memorial.

Mary’s work has been given showcased public readings by the National Playwriting Festival (Australia) and the English Speaking Theatre (Berlin). In 2009 Mary’s play Permission To Spin was selected from an international field for the hotINK play festival in New York.

Elise HearstElise Hearst

Ben Winspear
Natalie Gamsu
Deborah Kennedy
Michelle Lim
Hamish Michael

Between 2006 and 2008 Elise lived in London, attending the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers’ Programme. Readings and performances of her work were shown at Trafalgar Studios, The Soho Theatre, The Hampstead Theatre and Theatre503. Recent Australian credits include The Mesh (Red Stitch and Arthur), The Reckoning (Fairly Lucid Productions), The Sea Project (Griffin Theatre Company and Arthur, Mudlark Theatre and Arthur, MTC Cybec Readings), Dirtyland (National Play Festival, New Theatre and Arthur), and She’s a Little Finch (MKA). Elise also held a 2010 residency with Griffin. Upcoming projects in 2016 include Bright World (Theatre Works and Arthur) and From Here to Maternity.

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