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Personal Awards

2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Writing for performance
2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Remount of 'Talon Salon' with 2 new local works, at Darwin Festival
2012 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Production of Talon Salon presented by Next Wave Festival

Awards for Works

Rice 2014 single work drama

'Rice explores the business of global food production, namely rice, and women in business. There are two main characters. The central character is Nisha. She’s 28, a young and precocious corporate hotshot working as the Executive Officer of Golden Fields, Australia’s biggest rice company. She’s a second generation Indian. Yvette is 61, Chinese; she’s a cleaner in the Golden Fields building. Golden Fields is in Melbourne; Nisha and Yvette play all the other characters.

'Nisha is close to sealing a confidential contract with the Indian government, which would see Golden Fields taking over India’s public food distribution systems – rice is a major staple distributed through this system. This secret contract is worth billions. When a flood in one of the southern states in India looks to distract the government and delay the deal, Nisha decides that she needs to go to India to finalise the contract in person, taking with her Graeme, the CEO, and Tom, the marketing manager that Nisha has romantic feelings for.

'Yvette’s daughter, Sheree, is facing charges for a protest that resulted in the assault of the CEO of Coles.'

Source: Author's website ( (Sighted: 12/07/2016)

2016 winner Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life
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