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Vanessa Bates Vanessa Bates i(A19504 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1968 ;
Gender: Female
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Bates is a NIDA graduate and has been an Affiliate Playwright with the Sydney Theatre Company.

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y separately published work icon A Ghost in My Suitcase 2018 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2019 14907765 2018 single work drama children's

'The spirits you carry, they carry you too.

'Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hairraising pursuit too.'  (Production summary)

2019 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award Theatre for Young Audiences
y separately published work icon Trailer 2016 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2018 11415104 2016 single work drama

'All Jed’s friends have moved to the city, but he still lives with his two mothers in a small town between the beach and the bush, on a train line with a city at either end. Waiting.

'He’s not sure what he’s waiting for, but in the meantime he works at the council investigating sinkholes in people’s backyards. Since finishing high school, the frustrations of coastal life are looming large. And something is being hidden from him about the illness facing one of his mothers.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award
Porn.Cake 2011 single work drama 'What do Jamie Oliver, naturopathy, hiccups and the evolution of thumbs have in common? More than you'd think - and not all of it safe for consumption. With 'Porn.Cake' the modern sex comedy is turned on its head and the curious nature of our indulgences and obsessions given an enticingly extra twist. Two Gen X couples sit down at a table for some cake, but from the outset distractions, misunderstandings and contradictory desires put a kitchen knife through any chance at pleasantries. Add fairies at the bottom of the garden, stir through some road rage and binge drinking, sprinkle with perverse nostalgia and serve hot ... '(Malthouse Theatre website)
2012 joint winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting Joint winner with Joanna Murray-Smith's 'The Gift'.
2012 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
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