Rosemary Johns i(10 works by) (a.k.a. R. Johns; Rosemary John)
Born: Established: 1956
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'Rosemary John arrived in Australia only a few months before joining the M.R.P.C. [Murray River Performing Group] as an actress/writer. After study at Manchester University, she won a scholarship to Tulane University, and worked in America for six years with companies such as Missouri Repertory, Southern California Conservatory Theatre, La Mama Hollywood and D.P.I. Kansas City.' (Note on backcover of Luck of the Draw, 1986)

Personal Awards

2015 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend the 10th Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town where she will be undertaking playwriting workshops.
2012 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend the 9th International Woman Playwrights Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Rosemary’s work Black Box 149 will be performed by professional Swedish actors at the conference, after which she will be giving a presentation on Australian theatre and her play’s place in the Australian arts scene.
2009 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Travel to Mumbai (Nov 09) to have play presented at 8th Women Playwrights Conference.

Awards for Works

As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples 2015 single work drama war literature

'In the horrors of WW1, mechanized war marks the end of an era. Sandy is the only Australian horse to come home from the First World War, spending his final days in the Maribyrnong remount depot. His unknown story is told through the Major General mortally wounded at Gallipoli, a veterinarian on the Western Front, and the groom who brings Sandy home. Each strangely affected by their symbiotic relationship with the horse. The brutality of war and the heroic lives of men and horses that served are captured through physical performance and unique poetic theatricality with a haunting, original sound design.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award
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