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Matthew Whittet's drama '12' was shortlisted in the 2006 Patrick White Playwright's Award.

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Girl Asleep 2015 single work film/TV

Girl Asleep is a film adaptation of the acclaimed 2014 play of the same name. It follows shy teenager Greta Driscoll as life takes unexpected turns in the lead up to her fifteenth birthday.

2016 winner CinéfestOz Film Prize
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
Girl Asleep 2014 single work drama

'Greta Driscoll is frozen in the spotlight of her fifteenth birthday party. As the events of the night unfold, going from bad to worse, a stranger arrives sending Greta into a parallel place; a latent world that’s weirdly erotic, ultra-violent and thoroughly ludicrous – it is there she will find herself. This is a girls’ own adventure where heroism and gender are turned on their head in a unique explosion of the sisterhood.

'Windmill Theatre’s Fugitive, School Dance and Girl Asleep form a unique trilogy of rites-of-passage stories by Helpmann Award-nominated writer/director team Matthew Whittet and Rosemary Myers. The adrenaline of the alpha male, the pain of the loser, and the dark inner world of the teenage girl underscore these three distinct works each delivering an outrageous, hilarious, painful, violent and ultimately celebratory experience.' (Source: )

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
School Dance 2012 single work drama young adult 'This is a story of three teenage boys. They're going to the school dance. They're on a mission. But they are losers. First there's Matt. He's 15, although he doesn't look it. Then there's Luke, also 15. Luke likes dancing. And for a loser, he's pretty good at it. Neither Matt nor Luke has a girlfriend (if you hadn't already guessed). Then there's Jonathon. Even though he's taller, he's only 14. He's excited about the dance - as long as he doesn't run into Derek Sturgess... These three are the awkward kids. The invisible teens. Fuelled by a diet of raging hormones and mee goreng noodles, they exist in a misfit realm, navigating complex waters with little success. A highly personal work that, just like it's central protagonists, is funny, sad, scary, weird, really stupid, endearing and repulsive.' Source:
2013 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Production for Young People
2013 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
2013 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children
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