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Patricia Cornelius Patricia Cornelius i(A23980 works by)
Born: Established: 1952 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Patricia Cornelius, a founding member of Melbourne Workers' Theatre, is an award-winning playwright, as well as director, dramaturg and novelist. She has written over twenty plays. (Source: Australian Script Centre).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Literature Development Grants Individuals and Groups $5,000.00
2015 joint winner AWGIE Awards Australian Writers Foundation Playwrights Fellowship With Angela Betzien.
2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships A one week workshop of new play, Big Heart by Patricia Cornelius with 6 actors and director.

Awards for Works

In The Club 2018 single work drama

'Annie, Ruby and Olivia are going out. They want to get laid, get loose, get love — but they are women in a world of men. Not just any men, gods among men, their beloved boys, the boys of the AFL. And the rules of the game out there in the world of the night club and the dance floor are merciless, and the lines of division are clear.

'Patricia Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded, brilliant and uncompromising playwrights. In this brand new work she weaves fiction together with verbatim material to shine her fierce light on women’s accounts of sexual violence in the dark world of the club behind the club.' (Production summary)

2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
Caravan 2017 single work drama

The dilapidated old caravan might be full of musty carpet and faded dreams, but for years a mother and daughter have called it home.

With nowhere else to go, Judy and daughter Donna live on top of each other, knowing the other won’t leave: they’re stuck, and will be till the end.

Judy holds court from the caravan’s double bed, surrounded by pills, a breathing machine and a flat-screen TV. Donna is just desperate not to die there. Donna’s looking to be whisked away by a Tinder date, but as the phone pings and Judy sucks oxygen from a mask in the tiny, cluttered space, they bicker and make up, scream and threaten violence and dream of better things.

Bitter and hilarious, tender and toxic, Caravan is a darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love.' (Production Summary)

2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
Uprising 2016 single work drama

'A group of young students taking radical action: rescuing a young asylum seeker, then hiding her from the authorities.' (Source: Monash University website)

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award
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