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Lally Katz Lally Katz i(A68236 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1978 New Jersey,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1987
Heritage: American
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1 3 form y separately published work icon Squinters Trent O'Donnell , Adam Zwar , Ben Crisp , Leon Ford , Lally Katz , Sarah Scheller , Adele Vuko , ( dir. Trent O'Donnell et. al. )agent 2018 Darlinghurst : Jungleboys , 2018 12818332 2018 series - publisher film/TV humour

'Squinters is a 6 x half hour narrative comedy series that celebrates the mundane ritual that is the work commute. The show follows a group of unrelated workers stuck in their cars each morning and afternoon as they crawl along the M4 with the sun in their eyes.' (Production summary)

1 Frankenstein Lally Katz , 2017 single work drama

Adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel.

1 2 Minnie and Liraz Lally Katz , 2017 single work drama

'This riotous new play about two fiercely competitive bridge-playing grandmothers stars Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes and Sue Jones in a charming odd-ball story that will leave you grinning.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Atlantis Lally Katz , 2017 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 12243216 2017 single work drama

'Lally Katz is on a journey. She’s left Australia behind and she’s in the country of her childhood, trying to find a way back to when things were innocent. Her relationships are chaotic, her professional life is a shambles and contemporary America seems riddled with charlatans and shysters. But along the way moments of wisdom bubble up, as if from some lost ancient city beneath the waves off Florida…

'Five women play the myriad characters of Lally’s life: ageing Jewish grandparents in Miami, wizened taxi drivers, cynical prophets, unhappy pharmacists, clowns, hip-hop artistes, narcissists, angels, animals – and, of course, Lally herself.' (Production summary)

1 Magic and a One-Woman Show Lally Katz , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 122 2016; (p. 40-41)
1 1 y separately published work icon Back at the Dojo Lally Katz , 2016 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016 8898983 2016 single work drama romance

From the utterly marvellous writer of Neighbourhood Watch and The Cat comes a modern romance about wanderlust, love and karate. Lally Katz has spent the past decade turning her life into a series of hilarious and theatrically gorgeous plays. This time it’s her parents’ turn.

'After nearly losing his mind in the abandon of 1960s America, young Danny (who happens to share a name with Lally’s father) finds his way again with the help of an enigmatic sensei. At a New Jersey karate dojo, he and other mislaid souls make their way back into the world, and Danny bumps into a woman called Lois… Meanwhile, in present-day Australia, Danny’s long-lost grandson has decided to become Patti Smith…

'Inspired by the true events that brought Dan and Lois Katz together, Back at the Dojo features a Hogarthian parade of characters, two real-life karate masters, and the incomparable Luke Mullins (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie) in a role written specially for him. Belvoir joins forces with legendary Melbourne company Stuck Pigs Squealing for this ravishing, nourishing story about the myths families live by.' (Production summary)

1 Lally Katz Lally Katz , 2016 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Signed, Sealed, Delivered : From Women of Letters 2016; (p. 65-72)

'Dear Golden Years, 
'As a child growing up in Miami, Florida, I had golden blonde hair. No one knew where I'd got it from. My dad had black hair and my mum's hair was dark brown. There was no other natural blonde on either side of my family. ' (Introduction)

1 Family Lally Katz , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 23-27)
1 3 Timeshare Lally Katz , 2015 single work drama

'Timeshare / plots your comedic escape to a ramshackle resort that time forgot.

'Straddling the International Date Line, Paradise was once a history-themed retreat providing the ultimate in glory-day getaways. Unfortunately, the years have been unkind. Today, it’s a dilapidated tourist trap filled with vagabonds and oddballs; a place where swindling stranded cruise passengers is the only way to make a living.

'Cast off and crack up with a musical fable from award-winning writer Lally Katz and the Debate Society’s Oliver Butler (NY). With one foot in the present and the other in the past, join this hilarious human search / for a fleeting slice of paradise.' (Publication summary)

1 19 y separately published work icon The Rabbits Lally Katz , Kate Miller-Heidke (composer), 2015 8043706 2015 single work drama opera

'John Marsden and Shaun Tan's haunting picture book tells a story we all know: a story of colonisation, civilisation and progress — a story about displacement, destruction and culture clash. And in that landscape, it tells a story of hope taking root.

'It's a story for young people, it's a story for old people, it's a story for all of us.

'Opera Australia and Barking Gecko Theatre Company have assembled some of Australia's foremost creative talents to collaborate on a new opera for children and families.

'Gabriela Tylesova's kooky sets and costumes realise Tan's pictures in all of their mystical wonder, while Lally Katz has turned Marsden's spare poetry into an enchanting libretto. To write the score, Kate Miller Heidke: the butterfly-voiced, classically-trained indie-pop singer who is as at home on the charts as she is performing at the Met. As well as composing The Rabbits, Kate will perform in this production.' (Production summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon The Dog / The Cat Brendan Cowell , Lally Katz , 2015 7803454 2015 selected work drama

'It is the question on everybody’s lips: Where are all the romantic comedies?! Tragedy? Bah! Pathos? Schmathos! We want ROMANCE! With COMEDY! We want ROMANTIC COMEDY! Well, here you have it. Not one but two. On the same night! Two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity from two of the hottest playwrights around.' (Production summary)

1 The Cat Lally Katz , 2015 single work drama
— Appears in: The Dog / The Cat 2015;

'Katz on cats: Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable, meddling cat with your ex is comedy. If this sounds to you like the kind of thing Lally Katz (Stories I Want to Tell You in Person, Neighbourhood Watch) should write, you’re right. There is no-one else who does charming, funny and unlikely quite like Katz.' (Production summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon A Doll's House Lally Katz , 2014 South Brisbane : Playlab , 2015 8293188 2014 single work drama

'Nora seems to have it all - a successful husband, adorable children and a beautiful home. But this picture perfect life is actually a complicated trap of secrets and lies. Here is a story of domestic revolution, marriage and motherhood, female empowerment and the journey towards self-liberation.

'Henrik Ibsen’s great psychological thriller was recently named as the world’s most performed play. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s brilliantly plotted, boasts striking characters, and tells a story that’s still as charged and moving as it was 135 years ago.

'In a superb new version by Lally Katz, one of Australia’s most gifted playwrights, and directed by Steven Mitchell Wright, one of our most intrepid directors, this enduring masterpiece will be a highlight of La Boite’s season and the 2014 Brisbane Festival.' (Production summary)

1 Flowers Lally Katz , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 101 2014; (p. 38-39) Best Australian Comedy Writing 2015; (p. 14-21)
1 Knocking on Anna's Door Lally Katz , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 22)
1 10 Stories I Want to Tell You in Person Lally Katz , 2013 single work drama 'For more than a decade, playwright Lally Katz has been one of Australia’s foremost fabulists, trekking off to the furthest coasts of the imagination and returning with her findings. Now she introduces to the stage one of her most unexpected subjects: herself. She might be alone on the stage but she’s far from lonely, bringing with her a cast of characters — from fortune tellers to mystics to Mississippi Evangelicals — encountered on the quest to cure her curses. Known for delving into fantasy, this writer proves art imitates life.' Source: (Sighted 18/05/2012.
1 25 form y separately published work icon Wentworth Emma J. Steele , Lally Katz , Pete McTighe , Giula Sandler , Timothy Hobart , John Ridley , Marcia Gardner , Max Conroy , Kim Wilson , ( dir. Jet Wilkinson et. al. )agent Fremantle : FremantleMedia Australia Foxtel , 2013-2020 Z1846530 2013 series - publisher film/TV crime

A re-boot of Prisoner, Wentworth takes place in an earlier time for Bea Smith: top dog in Prisoner, she is here a new inmate, trying to consolidate her position in prison.

For a full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

1 Back to Miami Lally Katz , 2013 single work prose travel
— Appears in: The Monthly , December 2013 - January 2014 no. 96 2013; (p. 48-51)
1 10 form y separately published work icon Wonderland Jo Porter , Sarah Walker , Christopher Burke , Sarah Smith , Alicia Walsh , John Ridley , Marieke Hardy , James Walker , Margaret Wilson , Sarah Walker , Jeffrey Truman , Samantha Strauss , Kirsty Fisher , Nick King , Lally Katz , Josephine Dee Barrett , Clare Atkins , ( dir. Darren Ashton et. al. )agent 2013 Australia : FremantleMedia Australia , 2013 6135670 2013 series - publisher film/TV romance humour

'Set in a beachside apartment building in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Wonderland concentrates on four very different couples navigating the humorous and sometimes painful minefield of love, friendship and life in the 21st century.' (Source: Network Ten website)

1 Vox Lally Katz , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 91 2013; (p. 42-43)