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Kate Mulvany Kate Mulvany i(A80429 works by)
Born: Established: Geraldton, Geraldton area, Dongara - Geraldton - Northampton area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Born in Geraldton, Kate Mulvany's childhood was interspersed with frequent hospital visits to Perth due to a form of kidney cancer, Wilms' tumour. Back in Geraldton, she mixed happily with the close-knit Sicilian community that resided in the town.

Mulvany graduated from Curtin University in 1997. She began her theatre career in Perth and later moved to Sydney where she worked with the Sydney Theatre Company, Company B Belvoir and Pork Chop Productions. She has also been writer-in-residence at the Naked Theatre Company, Sydney.

In 2007, Mulvany was nominated in the Best Actress in a Lead Role category in the Sydney Theatre Awards for her performance in her play, The Seed. In 2011, Mulvany adapted and acted in the Bell Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar.

In 2019, Sydney Theatre Company produced Mulvany's new version of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, with Caroline Brazier as Mary Stuart and Helen Thomson as Elizabeth Tudor.

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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Summer Love Australia : Gristmill Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2022 24599481 2022 series - publisher film/TV Anthology comedy series, following eight different sets of people who rent the same beach house.
2023 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Comedy Program
2022 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
y separately published work icon Playing Beatie Bow 2021 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2021 20740909 2021 single work drama

'Abigail (Catherine Văn-Davies), a teenager dealing with her parents’ messy separation, follows the mysterious young girl Beatie Bow (Sofia Nolan) back through time – from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s The Rocks in the present day to the year 1873, when the suburb was full of struggling immigrant families, gangsters and a whole host of larger-than-life characters. With the help of Beatie, her wise grandmother, and the whole Bow family, Abigail goes on a wild adventure through twisting alleyways of history in a race to find her way home.

'This moving human story is set in and around the real-life suburb that STC calls home and will overflow with history, song and sparkling humour. Grandparents, parents and teenagers will all find something to love in this family story – a combination of Mulvany’s characteristic warmth and vivacity and Williams’ monumental vision.' (Production summary)

2022 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award Adapted
2021 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Production for Young People
2021 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Costume Design of a Mainstage Production
The Mares 2019 single work drama

'Stellar playwright Kate Mulvany and award-winning director Leticia Cáceres, two of Australia’s most accomplished artists, evoke the visceral, blood-soaked biosphere of the Amazon warrior women of Greek mythology. [...]

'This brutal, prescient and poetic new work has the wit, wry humour and gravitas we have come to expect from Kate Mulvany. It’s a play for our times, exploring themes of power – physical, sexual and psychological – and weaving parallel narratives as it moves seamlessly through time, style and gender, galloping towards an unexpected yet inevitable climax.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2020 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
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