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Verity Laughton

Verity Laughton

Verity Laughton’s work has been produced in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, the UK and the USA. It includes main-stage adult dramas, a promenade community event, a musical, adaptations, plays for child and family audiences, as well as for dance, for puppets, for theatre of image and a ‘neutral script.’

Her plays include: The Ballad of Bonnie Wheeler; The Mourning After; Carrying Light; Burning; The Snow Queen; Koala Lou (musical); and The Nargun and the Stars (large scale puppetry and featured at both Sydney and Perth International Arts Festivals in 2009).

Awards include: AWGIE for Community Theatre, 2004 (The Lightkkeeper); The Griffin Prize, 2001 (Burning); AWGIE for Radio Drama, 2004 (Fox); Adelaide Critics’ Circle Best New Australian Play, 1999 (Carrying Light); Inscription Award, 2009 (The Ice Season). Moon Door and Davy were nominated for the 2009 AWGIE Awards; The Sweetest Thing was also nominated for both national and international awards.

Recent Work: The Sweetest Thing was produced Belvoir Downstairs in October, 2010 and A Crate of Souls at the Adelaide College of the Arts in December 2010. Her poem, The Fox Man, was runner up in the 2011 Blake Poetry Prize.

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