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Patrick Van der Werf Patrick Van der Werf i(A75859 works by) (a.k.a. Patrick Gerrard Van der Werf)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Werf studied writing at Holmesglen TAFE and Deakin University.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Moon Babies 2002 single work drama
— Appears in: Moon Babies and Dirty Laundry 2003; (p. 1-51)
2001 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
y separately published work icon Presence 2002 Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2002 Z1026254 2002 single work drama Molly Kaufman is taking in a new boarder, Sam, a young man infected with a lust for life, dreaming of freedom and a car. Molly's son, Jake, has been witness to intense betrayal and horror in his childhood; his mother is still a haunted woman. Penny, who is drawn into their lives, wakes up each morning to evil standing at the foot of her bed. Presence is a contemporary allegory about young people's struggles to overcome their fears in a daunting world. The lives of these intensely flawed but lovable characters cross in the shared confines of the boarding house, but they also inhabit the complex region of each other's inner worlds and fears. Each character crosses riveting dramatic territory in the search for the presence of the loving other. This is a play that will locate, in the midst of darkness, a compelling light... in the heart of 'presence', a glaring absence. -- Libraries Australia
2002 joint winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
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