Born: Established: 1978 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Vanessa Badham has worked as 'an art gallery attendant, principal boy, pole-juggler, transcriptionist, speaking coach, accounts clerk, comic-book writer, dancing fairy and President of the National Union of Students. None of these jobs have qualified her for a career in retail, but they have all contributed to the black and malevolent humour of her dramatic work.' Badham's plays have been performed throughout Australia and in the UK and range in theme across a variety of political and social issues.
Badham has been playwright-in-residence with Company Theatre Physical and with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has also taught creative writing at the University of Wollongong.
(Source: Webs We Weave website, http://www.websweweave.org/cgi-bin/w_vanessa.asp)