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Winners

2020 winner y separately published work icon Barbara and the Camp Dogs Ursula Yovich , Alana Valentine , 2017 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 10001338 2017 single work musical theatre

'Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René.

With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home.' (Production summary)

2019 winner The Bleeding Tree Angus Cerini , 2015 single work drama

'In an isolated farmhouse, outside a small country town – a woman and her daughters have just killed their abusive man of the house. Known throughout the district as a cur and a dog, the women set about disposing of his body. However their task becomes fraught when several of the local villagers choose to pay a visit and grow suspicious at their behaviour – will their act become exposed before they can dispose of the body? A lyrical exploration of family, violence and revenge against a backdrop of a brutal, rural Australian landscape.' (Play summary)

2018 winner The Season Nathan Maynard , 2015 single work drama

'The Season is a humorous insight into the inner workings of a family mutton bird shed on Dog Island (part of the Bass Strait Islands) during the six week harvest season of the mutton birds by Aboriginal Tasmanian people.' 'The story follows the highs and lows of the mutton bird season; with no TV reception and basic living conditions there are lots of shenanigans. Every problem is complicated by the island factor, dealing with extreme weather and ‘family’. There are plenty of tears, truths and laughs to be had during a birding season and at the Maynard’s shed it’s no exception.'

Source: Publisher's blurb; Tasmanian Times.com

2016 winner I Am a Miracle Declan Greene , 2015 single work drama

'After 18 years on death row, Marvin Lee Wilson was executed by lethal injection. But after a 2002 Supreme Court ruling, his sub-normal IQ should have disqualified him from the death sentence. Strapped to a gurney, his final statement was a plea for recognition: ‘I am a miracle’.

'Taking these words as a point of departure, playwright Declan Greene meets Wilson’s story with a work of monumental scope, spanning three continents and two hundred and forty years. In an 18th Century slave colony, a soldier is sent upriver on a suicide mission. In present-day Melbourne, a man finds himself entrapped by his carer. In Huntsville, Texas, a prisoner awaits his death. And somewhere beyond time and history, a sublime force lays a plan to rewrite the future.

'Set to a transcendent choral score, I Am a Miracle depicts a world bound to the injustices of the past – crying out for intervention. Wildly careening between the epic and the intimate, this is a mind-expanding theatrical experience / determined to change the course of history.' (Publication summary)

2008 winner y separately published work icon The Season at Sarsaparilla : A Charade of Suburbia in Two Acts Patrick White , 1962 (Manuscript version)x400826 Z865952 1962 single work drama (taught in 11 units) For the 2008 Sydney Theatre Company / Melbourne Theatre Company production.
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