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David Williamson

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David Williamson is Australia’s best-known and most prolific playwright.

His most recent play Jack of Hearts will premiere in 2016 for the Ensemble theatre following the success of Dream Home in 2015.

Multiple national and international tours for many of his plays. He has written over 40 plays including: Rupert (Melbourne Theatre Company, tour to Washington DC and Theatre Royal) , Cruise Control, The RemovalistsDon’s PartyThe ClubEmerald CityMoney and FriendsDead White MalesUp For Grabs (UK production starring Madonna), Soulmates and the Jack Manning trilogy Face to FaceA Conversation and Charitable Intent.

The majority of David’s plays are published by Currency Press. His play Lotte’s Gift opened at Ensemble Theatre in February 2007 and his play Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot opened at the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2008 starring Caroline O’Connor. David’s play Don Parties On had its first production at the MTC in 2011, followed by a Sydney season. At Any Cost? co-written with Mohamed Khadra opened at the Ensemble last year and his play Nothing Personal has recently had its world premiere there too. In 2012 there will be a national tour of Let the Sunshine (Hit Productions) and Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica (Ensemble Theatre) as well as premieres of his new plays Managing Carmen (QTC and Black Swan Theatre Co and separately Ensemble Theatre) and When Dad Married Fury.

David’s films include BaliboGallipoliThe Year of Living DangerouslyPharlapTravelling North, Brilliant Lies and the recent multi-award winning Face to Face.