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Emilie Collyer Emilie Collyer i(A59984 works by)
Gender: Female
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Melbourne-based author and playwright, usually of work with a speculative-fiction component. Her science-fiction play The Good Girl has been staged in New York, Hollywood, and Florida, and she has also had plays produced for ABC Radio. Her short fiction has been widely published, and she has released two collections through Clan Destine Press.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award for 'The Grateful Shade'.
2015 shortlisted Scarlet Stiletto Awards
2013 shortlisted Edward Albee Scholarship

Awards for Works

Contest 2018 single work drama

'I don’t know when I first saw it / In a memory, a premonition, or a dream.

'It was a house and it was on fire / I was the house and I was on fire.

'A suburban netball team. A new player. Cass says she wants to fit in but if she won’t play by their rules why does she bother coming at all? She claims to see something they cannot, a warning of sorts. All the other women want to do is play. But this player will push each of them to a point of furious revelation. Nothing will be left on the court once these women are done with their reckoning.

'A sweaty play about the petty and the profound, the mundane and the mythic, Contest asks how we might be with each other if we don’t have to win.

'Contest is presented in association with New Working Group and Bureau of Works.' (Production summary)

2016 winner Malcolm Robertson Writers Program
Dream Home 2013 single work drama 'Dream Home' probes notions of desire, longing and ‘living the dream’.
2012 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
y separately published work icon The Good Girl 2013 Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2015 11971690 2013 single work drama science fiction

'She has one job: to care for an elite robot prostitute. He is the maintenance man who repairs it. Life for both of them has been simple and regulated. Until now. The Good Girl is a black comedy set in the future. It’s about sex and ambition and getting ahead. Whatever it takes.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing : Theatre - Independent
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