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Nathan Maynard Nathan Maynard i(8569859 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1981 Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Pakana ; Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Trawlwulwuy
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BiographyHistory

Nathan Maynard is a Trawlwoolway, palawa/pakana playwright and screenwriter from Launceston, and an artistic director for the Pakana Theatre Company.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups $34,046 
2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $14,406.00

Awards for Works

At What Cost? 2019 single work drama

'Tasmania, now.

'Boyd’s got enough on his plate between keeping a young family together and his responsibilities to land and people.

'But something’s happening. Every year more and more folk are claiming to be Palawa too. Folk no-one’s heard of until now, who haven’t been ‘round before. Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’? Who decides? And how?

'If Boyd’s going to take everyone forward, they’re all going to have to go back, old mob or new, into the island’s knotty past. And they might not like what they find there.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre.

2022 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
The Season 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

2017 commended Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award
2018 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Production : Theatre - Companies
2018 winner Victorian Green Room Awards New Writing for the Australian Stage
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