'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)
2015recipientCreative Industries Career Fundto attend the 10th Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town where she will be undertaking playwriting workshops.
2012recipientCreative Industries Career Fundto 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.
'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.'