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Simon Stone Simon Stone i(A130188 works by)
Born: Established: Basel,
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Switzerland,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Playwright and theatre director Simon Stone was born in Basel, Switzerland to Australian parents. He spoke Swiss-German as a young child before moving to England with his family at the age of seven. Five years later, Stone's family returned to Australia when his father accepted a position as a departmental head at Monash University.

Stone founded the Melbourne theatre company The Hayloft Project. After four years as artistic director with Hayloft, he took up the position of resident director of Belvoir Theatre in Sydney.

In 2013, Stone directed his interpretation of the Chekhov classic The Cherry Orchard which earned him much praise from critics.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Daughter 2015 single work film/TV

'The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Original Screenplay
2016 shortlisted Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Director
2016 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
The Wild Duck 2011 single work drama

'Are there some truths it’s better not to know?

Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s mainstages. Here he transplants Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.

Hjalmar Ekdal grew up rich but scandal cast him into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife, his daughter and a duck. When his old friend Gregers Werle returns with unfinished business, the truth Gregers brings could shatter the world Hjalmar has built around himself.

A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.' (Source: Malthouse Theatre website)

2011 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production

Other Awards:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anita Hegh)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anthony Phelan)

2011 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anita Hegh) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anthony Phelan) Other Awards: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anita Hegh) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anthony Phelan)
Thyestes 2010 single work drama 'Treating mythological atrocity as contemporary reality, The Hayloft Project's retelling of this Greco-Roman epic unfolds as a series of domestic scenes exploring the mundanity of violence. Terrifyingly observed, savagely comic and ultimately heartrending, "Thyestes" is a modern journey through the darkest days of history.' Source: http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 21/09/2010).
2012 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
2012 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production
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