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Donna Cameron Donna Cameron i(A87531 works by)
Also writes as: D. M. Cameron
Gender: Female
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Donna Cameron graduated from the University of Southern Queensland and worked with La Boite Theatre in Brisbane before moving to Sydney. She began her professional life as an actor in the late 1980s and began writing plays in 1995. After graduating from the 1996 Playwrights Studio course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Cameron travelled to Turkey and Asia and returned with her family to live at Coochiemudlo Island near Brisbane. She also holds a BA in theatre from the University of Southern Queensland and a Masters in Playwriting from the Queensland University of Technology.

In 1999, she became the Australian Writer's Guild/Queensland Theatre Company Playwriting Mentorship recipient. She has also twice received the Fresh Ground Scheme at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Cameron's first novel was published in August 2018, after development through a Regional Arts Development Fund grant and, later, a Varuna Litlink residency.

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form y separately published work icon Water Tight 2010 Australia : ABC Radio National , 2010 Z1826974 2010 single work radio play 'When new parents Darcy and Talia leave the city to use their hard-earned savings to buy their forty acres of dream on remote Blackbutt Mountain, they build a solar powered, rain-water fed, self sufficient house and garden, thinking they've got all bases covered. They pay to get their tanks filled and wait for the rain. But the rain doesn't come, their tanks dry up, as does their money...their dreams and hopes begin to evaporate, as their lives suddenly take a dire turn for the worse...all they need is rain... Water Tight by Donna Cameron was inspired by the time she spent living on acreage in the mountain range of Ravensbourne at the height of the Queensland drought.' (ABC Radio National website)
2011 nominated AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original
form The Salt Maiden 2002 single work drama radio play 'The Salt Maiden is a poetic and erotic retelling of the ancient story, traditional in many cultures, about the love for a mermaid by a human being. Rana, a mysterious young woman moves to an island knowing that in order to get to work each day she will be forced to catch the ferry across the strait, in so doing she hopes to conquer her growing fear of drowning. Russ, the ferryman, mistaking her terror for sexual tension falls in love with her. Unbeknown to either of them Rana is employed to care for Russ' crippled, senile Grandmother who is obsessed with a tragedy from her past. With each trip across the water the three characters are pulled closer together until memory and myth, past and present merge shockingly into one.' (Sighted 07/03/05).
2002 winner Glen Eira Literary Awards Short Stage Play Award
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