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Winners

2019 winner y separately published work icon Barbara and the Camp Dogs Ursula Yovich , Alana Valentine , 2017 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 10001338 2017 single work musical theatre

'Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René.

With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home.' (Production summary)

2018 winner Muriel's Wedding : The Musical P. J. Hogan , Kate Miller-Heidke (composer), Keir Nuttall (composer), 2017 single work musical theatre

'Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical.

'Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong.

'The film’s original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay into a dazzling new stage show, bringing the story into the present but keeping all the irreverence and naughtiness of the film along with its dark edge.' (Production summary)

2015 winner Iain Grandage For The Rabbits
2015 winner Kate Miller-Heidke For The Rabbits
2013 winner Iain Grandage for The Secret River
2012 Belong Stephen Page , Elma Kris , David Page (composer), Steve Francis (composer), 2011 single work drama Indigenous story

'About' and 'ID' - are presented as 'Belong'. 'About' explores the representation and sensations of the various winds that blow through the lives of her people in the Torres Strait Islands. 'ID' questions the nature of Aboriginality.' (Source: AusStage website)

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