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Richard Tulloch

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Richard Tulloch is one of Australia’s leading writers of books, plays and television for young audiences. He has written over thirty plays which have been performed by professional companies throughout Australia and around the world. These include; Midnite (based on Randolph Stow’s Novelo), Hating Alison Ashley (based on Robin Klein’s novel), Year 9 are Animals and Stage Fright. In 2010 Richard adapted Guus Kuijer’s The Book of Everything for the stage, which premiered to rave reviews at Belvoir Street Theatre, directed by Neil Armfield. The play won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children, was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work, was nominated for 2010 AWGIE for Best Play and also nominated for a 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Play. It was remounted at The New Victory Theatre in New York in 2012 and received rave reviews across the board.

He has been nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild awards seven times, most recently with his 2011 play Snow on Mars and has four times won the award for the best play for children – with Hating Alison Ashley, Talking to Grandma While the World Goes By, Body And Soul and in 2006 with Stella and the Moon Man for Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image. His puppet theatre piece Twinkle, Twinkle Little Fish was part of the 2003 Sydney Festival before opening on Broadway, New York. He has also directed plays for young people all over Australia and in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, France and the Netherlands. Richard wrote the feature film Ferngully 2: The Magical Rescue and was a head writer on Bananas in Pyjamas.

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