Archive workshop with Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue

Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue-  Hosted live on March 25th with Playwriting Australia 


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Playwriting Australia 

Playwriting Australia are the Australian national new play development company. They seek, develop and champion outstanding new Australian stories by unique playwrights that will inspire present and future generations. They connect talent with opportunity, bringing playwrights together with other theatre artists and companies to create an expanding repertoire of new plays and productions. They push to extend the art, ambition, quality, and diversity of playwrights and playwriting.

Patricia Cornelius 

Patricia is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist.

The House of Bernarda Alba, an adaptation of Lorca’s play, was produced last June at the Melbourne Theatre Company.  In the Club, premiered last year at the Adelaide Arts Festival.

Patricia has written over thirty-five plays and they include: Big Heart, SHIT, Do Not Go Gentle, The Call, Love, Fever, Boy Overboard, Slut and Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? (with Andrew Bovell, Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Reeves and Irine Vela).

Her prizes for stage work include the 2011 Victorian and NSW Premiers’ Literary Awards, the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, the Richard Wherrett Prize, the Wal Cherry Award and numerous AWGIES for stage, community theatre, theatre for young people. She won the prestigious Australian Writers Foundation Playwriting Award in 2015 as well as the Patrick White Fellowship (2012), and a Fellowship from the Australia Council’s Theatre Board. Patricia has won the AWGIE Major Award three times. She has recently been awarded the 2018 Mona Brand Playwrighting Award,

Patricia co-wrote the feature film adaptation Blessed, based on the play Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? She is currently developing a feature film, Stolen, with director and co-writer, Catriona McKenzie.

Patricia’s novel, My Sister Jill (Random House) was published in 2002.

Patricia is currently working on a major stage commission for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Published by Currency Press: Lilly and May, Do not go gentle…, The Berry Man, Love, The Call, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, Boy Overboard, SHIT. And Savages published by Playlab.


At the heart of the Bruntwood Prize is collaboration and partnership – to support playwrights, to encourage people to tell stories, to see work on our stages and beyond.  All our partners recognize the power of new work reaching far and wide and the importance of audiences engaging with that work.

We’re delighted that for the second year running, we are hosting our free livestream workshops with some brilliant international playwrights across the globe. Tune in on April 26th at 9.30pm GMT for  Telling Ghost Stories with Naomi Iizuka, hosted by Berkeley Rep 


Published on:
1 Apr 2019


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