Joanna Murray-Smith, Australian Playwright and Past Rotary Foundation Award Winner


From: Wednesday September 6, 2017, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday September 6, 2017, 2:00 pm

Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most nationally and internationally acclaimed playwrights. Joanna is a past Rotary Foundation Award winner.


Speaking on "The Creative Life: Pleasures, Pitfalls and Why it Matters”


Her work has been nominated for many awards including the Olivier Award for Best Comedy for The Female of the Species. Her other plays include the recent Three Little Words at the MTC, SwitzerlandPennsylvania AvenueFuryTrue MindsDay One, A Hotel, EveningThe GiftRockabyeNinetyBombshellsHonourRedemptionLove Child; and the smash-hit, Songs for Nobodies


Joanna has been awarded two Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Drama, the Braille Book of the Year Award, Edinburgh Fringe First Award and the London Theatregoers Choice Award.


Joanna was also a finalist for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award and was nominated for the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Switzerland was awarded 2014 STA Best New Australian Work.





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