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Anthony Weigh Anthony Weigh i(A106737 works by)
Gender: Male
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'Anthony is a graduate of NIDA and has worked as an actor for all of Australia’s major theatre companies.' 

'As a playwright his works have been produced in Australia, North America and Europe. His original plays and adaptations for the stage include: 2,000 Feet Away (Belvoir Theatre, Sydney, Bush Theatre, London, Steep Theatre, Chicago), Like a Fishbone, (Griffin Theatre, Sydney, Sydney Theatre Company, Bush Theatre, London), THE FLOODED GRAVE (Bush Theatre, London, Latitude Festival), The Middle Man (Bush Theatre, London), Yerma after Lorca, (Gate Theatre, London), The Silence of the Sea and Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (both for Donmar Warehouse, London), Edward II after Marlowe (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne), The Canterville Ghost after Oscar Wilde (Unicorn Theatre, London).

'Anthony has been Playwright-in-Residence at the National Theatre in the UK. He has held the position of Associate-Artist at both The Bush Theatre and Donmar Warehouse in London. His short film The Settlement was part of the BRIC short works festival in New York. He is an alumnus of The Civilians Theatre Company R&D Group in New York City. He is a resident fellow of the Yaddo, MacDowell and Blue Mountain Artist Colonies and has taught on the playwriting programme at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts in New York City. His plays and adaptations are published by Faber and Faber.' (,Australia%2C%20North%20America%20and%20Europe.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2001 inaugural winner Mick Young Play Award for Lie of the Land (Stories from the Secret Streets

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Like a Fishbone Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2010 Z1703318 2010 single work drama

'A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial to the victims.

'On the eve of the presentation of the memorial to the public, a blind woman comes out of the rain and into the architect's studio. She is the mother of one of the victims and she demands to be heard. Over the next hour the two women do battle over what it means to memorialise the dead, what it means to be a mother and what it means to believe.

'Like A Fishbone is both a psychological thriller and a haunting puzzle about faith, compassion and the danger of telling the truth.' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2,000 Feet Away 2007 single work drama

'In November of 2005 the Iowa State Legislature passed a bill making it a criminal offence for a registered sex offender to live within 2,000 feet of a school. Many towns in Iowa and nearby states have added to the list of prohibited places: day-care centres, parks, shopping malls, public swimming pools, bus stops and libraries. Due to the systematic eviction of sex offenders from their homes, 20% of known sex offenders in Iowa have now disappeared from the public record.

'In a brave and compelling story, writer Anthony Weigh asks us to examine how seemingly reasonable legislation can have awful consequences, as one small town deputy sheriff struggles to enforce the law and protect the innocent from the fear, revulsion, violence and rage surrounding child sex offenders.'

Source: Belvoir Street website,
Sighted: 12/11/2007

2008 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2007 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best Independent Production Shortlisted for the 2007 Frogbattleship/B Sharp production.
2006 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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