Catherine Lazaroo i(9 works by) (a.k.a. Kit Lazaroo)
Born: Established: 1964 South Perth, South Perth area, South & South East Perth, Perth, Western Australia, Born: Established: Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Catherine Lazaroo was educated at John Curtin Senior High School, where she specialised in drama. She later undertook PhD studies at the University of Melbourne relating to East Timorese asylum seekers.

Lazaroo has a long-term involvement with writing for theatre.

Awards for Works

Topsy 2007 single work drama 'Topsy' tells a behind-the-scenes story of the death of the notorious elephant on Coney Island in the early 20th century.
2007 joint winner R. E. Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Award $3,500 for further development.
Asylum 2005 single work drama 'Lally Black is a psychiatrist who struggles to keep the lid on her doubts about her own funds of compassion. Yu Siying is a Chinese woman who has caught HIV in Australia. Afraid of China's judgement, Siying has one last chance to claim asylum, and believes Lally is the key to her appeal. Lally finds herself enticed into an imagined China, unfolding in the gulf between herself and Siying, causing her to acknowledge the threads that run between complacency and brutality'. (Publisher's blurb)
2007 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
2007 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Drama Script (Stage)
2005 winner Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award for Best Unproduced Play
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