Reg Cribb i(18 works by) (a.k.a. Reginald Cribb)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Reg Cribb is a graduate of The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Sydney. As well as being a playwright, Cribb has also been a singer/songwriter, musician and a performer for stage, film and television.

Awards for Works

Last Cab to Darwin 2014 single work film/TV

'Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive across the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms; but along the way he discovers that before you can end your life, you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to share it... ' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Film Award Feature Film - Adaptation
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
Boundary Street 2011 single work drama

'1942. The world is at war. Singapore has fallen to the Japanese army. Darwin has been bombed. The arrival in Australia of United States troops - black and white - provides a ray of hope. But it's an uneasy alliance. Boundary Street follows the story of three African-American soldiers in Brisbane. Off duty, they head to the Dr Carver Club, a jazz club set up especially for African-American servicemen.

The promise of new, exotic music and dancing attracts many Australians, including "respectable" white and Indigenous women. Prejudices are dispelled and genuine friendships blossom, but then the simmering racism erupts violently.' Source: www.bsstc.com.au (Sighted 09/03/2011).

2009 winner Rodney Seaborn Playwrights' Award
The Damned 2010 single work drama

'250 kilometres apart, two 16 year-old girls walk into two police stations to make a confession. A confession of a crime so unimaginable that the full extent of what they are saying only slowly dawns on the police. And in their hometown, nothing will ever be the same again. What drives two teenage girls to commit a crime that has shaken their home town to the core and shocked the entire country?

Exploring the rural subculture of drugs, alcohol and the alienation of today's youth, Reg Cribb weaves a disquieting tale of crime and inhumanity.' Source: www.bsstc.com.au/ (sighted 14/10/2011).

2013 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2009 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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