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H. Lawrence Sumner H. Lawrence Sumner i(11940787 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri
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BiographyHistory

H. Lawrence Sumner made his Sydney Theatre Company debut with The Long Forgotten Dream  in 2018, a play developed through the STC's Rough Drafts program.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 runners-up The Lysicrates Prize for The Hollow Queen

Awards for Works

The Long Forgotten Dream 2018 single work drama

'You can’t bury the past

'This is an exceptional piece of writing by one of the most exciting new voices to come along in years.

'Inspired by true stories of the repatriation of stolen bones, Ngarrindjeri writer H Lawrence Sumner’s play is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural community.

'Jeremiah Tucker is a man looking for peace. His daughter Simone is an archaeologist looking for bones. Her great-grandfather just wants to be buried where he belongs. Together, they will uncover the past’s brutal secrets as well as hope for a way forward.

'Two of our country’s most lauded theatre makers, director Neil Armfield and actor Wayne Blair, unite to bring this monumental new work to the stage.

'Set on the windswept coastline of South Australia’s Coorong region, The Long Forgotten Dream is a deeply human story weaving together wry humour, poetic imagery, and a captivating array of richly drawn characters. There’s even a little magic. Together, it promises a wonderful night in the theatre.'

Source: STC.

2019 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2019 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
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