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Catherine Ryan Catherine Ryan i(A109273 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Catherine Ryan is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama. She co-founded Barking Owl Theatre in central Victoria in 2001. In 2006, Ryan won the Theatrelab National Regional Playscript Award.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $16,355.00

2011 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting

for 'Copybook No. 6'

Awards for Works

Precipice 2011 single work drama

'"Precipice" is a play about two characters balanced right on the edge, hovering, held in the moment before inevitable change. It's about recent times — the tensions between anxiety, threat and compassion. About a society where some desperately want to raise the barricades, while others weep as they feel humanity slipping away.

It's about the bridges between us. About how powerful and how fragile they are. The Tasman, the Westgate, the one over your favourite creek bed in a childhood memory. How deeply these engineering marvels, these sites of suspension, imagination and tension are stamped in the Australian psyche. And it's about how potent, but often how seemingly insignificant and mundane, the chasms that divide us can be. And the awakening of the discovery that we may not just be simply divided after all.

Mel is a 40-year-old single working mother, struggling but strong, trying to maintain family, job and herself in a harsh world. A potent childhood incident has left her suffering from chronic vertigo, which she is only able to relieve by running. Al is older, a compulsive reader of death notices, and an obsessive attendee of the funerals of strangers. Through interior monologues and far-reaching conversations they reveal their pasts, presents, inner worlds and differing levels of consciousness as their lives converge. Source: http://castlemainefestival.com.au/ (Sighted 19/04/2011).

2011 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
2009 winner Inscription/Theatrelab Script Development Award
2009 winner George Fairfax Memorial Award
Aurora Calling: The Results of A Joint Observation 2008 single work drama radio play

'Based on the real-life experiences of two Australian women, Aurora Calling is a fascinating exploration of both the world of science and the realm of human experience and emotion.

'Trisha and Jackie became friends when they were studying at the Mawson Institute for Antarctic Research. Both women are upper atmospheric physicists investigating auroras. To further their research they travel to the polar regions where this amazing phenomenon occurs. Trisha goes to Alaska and Jackie to Antarctica.

'Poles apart, the two must rely on email to keep in touch and support each other as they try to juggle professional and personal life.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 08/12/2008

2009 winner AWGIE Awards Radio Award Adaptation
Getting Away From It All Collection #6: 30 New Scripts From The Australian Script Centre , 2006 single work drama young adult
2006 inaugural winner Inscription Macquarie Bank Regional Award
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