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Mary Anne Butler Mary Anne Butler i(A72423 works by)
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BiographyHistory

Mary Anne Butler has been an actor, playwright and filmmaker whose films include directing The Second Tuesday and ... 'I am...' which was nominated for Fist Full of Films Award for best short film script. In 2010 Butler won the Darwin Festival Script Award for 'Dragons'. She holds a Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) and a Master of Arts Education (Theatre in Education).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Browns Mart Theatre Award for 'One More Hour'.
2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $20,598.00

2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Cusp 2018 13419116 2018 single work drama

'Elvis wants Rosie. Rosie wants to escape. Maddie doesn’t know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn’t this. Cusp examines the lives of three young adults as they swim against the tides of irrevocable change. How do you move into the future, when your past keeps dragging you backwards?'

Source: National Playwriting Festival program.

2018 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Browns Mart Theatre Award
y separately published work icon The Sound of Waiting 2017 13391087 2017 single work drama

'A tiny wooden boat is battered by roaring seas, on board Hamed Mokri cradles his small daughter. His former homeland now more perilous than the seas he’s fighting, his daughter the very last soul he can protect other than his own. He clings to a fading silver lining, to find land girt by sea. 

'Meanwhile, an Angel of Death hangs over them with reckoning, conjuring up all its power to send them both to the bottom of the unknown sea – silent, and black, and endless.

'Written in response to Tony Abbott’s infamous comment, “Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it’s not everyone’s place to come to Australia.” The Sound of Waiting is a powerfully poetic allegory for our times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity.'

Source: Darlinghurst Theatre.

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
y separately published work icon Broken 2015 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016 9118571 2015 single work drama

'A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife, who has a deep, dark secret of her own. Broken entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the NT’s desert country.'

Source: Brown's Mart Theatre website. (Sighted: 7/12/2015)

2018 winner Territory Read Book of the Year Chief Minister's Book of the Year Award
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2016 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
2016 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Victorian Prize for Literature
2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2014 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards NT Writers Centre Poetry Award For best script (Broken)
2014 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
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