Mentors – Theatre

Timothy Daly is a playwright and teacher with numerous national and international productions of his plays. These include Livingstone, Complicity and The Private Visions of Gottfried Kellner, which won the 2000 Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE for Best Australian Play. His play Kafka Dances was the play that brought Cate Blanchett to national attention, and is one of the most internationally produced Australian plays of the last two decades. It has won many national and international awards. Beach: A Theatrical Fantasia, performed at NIDA, is the largest-cast Australian play ever produced. His latest play, Derrida In Love, had its world premiere at the Ensemble Theatre in March 2007. Timothy has written extensively for radio, his radio work having been broadcast in seven countries.

Greg Woodland has been a writer and director for 20 years. His directing work spans short films, documentaries, educational and corporate dramas, music videos and TV commercials. His writing includes feature scripts, short films and hundreds of script assessments. Greg’s independent short films include the 1999 Dendy Award winner, Your Turn, and the award-winning black comedies Tripe, Sharky’s Party and Green. These films have been screened at festivals in North America and Europe and programmed by Channel 4 UK, Canal Plus France, Katalina TV Spain, the ABC and SBS. Greg has also worked as a script consultant and script editor for nine years and been an assessor for most of the Australian film funding bodies and the NZFC. He has three feature screenplays in development, The Visitor and Pangs as writer/director, and Coming Down to Earth as director.

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