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Formerly the GIO - Perth Theatre Trust Script Award

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2016

winner Dust Suzie Miller , 2014 single work drama

'A great wind completely blankets Perth with red dust. Some believe that an apocalypse looms. But for others – a man and his young step-daughter, two strangers stranded in an airport lounge, young lovers in a hotel suite, a bride-to-be watching her white wedding disintegrate – the storm might be a gift.

'A stunning look at the ways in which we love, blame, connect, and find beauty in the chaos of our lives.

'Tender, uplifting and unforgettable, Dust, by acclaimed and dazzling playwright Suzie Miller is about the odysseys we embark on when our worlds turn upside down.' (Production summary)

Year: 2014

winner y separately published work icon The Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars Vanessa Badham , 2013 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2013 5989749 2013 single work drama

'Alone in the museum, in the dark, Marion unravels a ball of string so Michael can venture into a mystery. In recent weeks, strange stirrings have haunted the ancient relics and rumours of a monster abound. Michael finds his way back to her and to an impossible situation.

'Marion flees and finds herself the prim centre of an over-sexed septuagenarian art group at a seaside resort. Here, Marion is infuriated by Mark, a wayward sommelier with an eye for the ladies, determined to disrupt her lessons and her life.

'Whimsical, sensual and charmingly humorous, 'The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars' is a love story of mythic proportions. It will lure you into an orgy of antiquity, cupcakes and beachside frivolity.

'Award-winning playwright Van Badham is joined by Griffin Associate Director Lee Lewis ('Silent Disco', 'A Hoax') for this delightfully debaucherous fairytale for adults.'

Source: Griffin Theatre Company.

Year: 2011

winner form y separately published work icon Cloudstreet Tim Winton , Ellen Fontana , ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : Screentime Showtime , 2011 Z1582485 2011 series - publisher film/TV (taught in 1 units) 'The highly anticipated three part mini-series of the modern Australian classic novel. Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.' (Showtime website)

Year: 2010

winner y separately published work icon Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2010 Z1627296 2010 single work drama humour

'Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town, trying to work out if the remote in her hand operates the TV, the air-con or the fan-forced oven. But the kids are coming round and Father Ezekiel is on his way to bless the house, so the beginning of the end is looking up ...

'Written specially for Company B, Gwen in Purgatory is Tommy Murphy's brilliant existential comedy about an African missionary in the wilderness of Australian suburbia. Gwen's brood of ordinary souls is battling along in a changing world and wringing out the last drops of their matriarch's faith. Between them they may just find their way to some sort of forgiveness.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website,
Sighted: 22/09/2009

Year: 2009

winner form y separately published work icon South Solitary Shirley Barrett , ( dir. Shirley Barrett ) Australia : Macgowan and Beneficiary Films Omnilab Media , 2010 Z1689710 2010 single work film/TV

'Meredith, 30 and unmarried, arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper. Bad weather and misadventure leave her marooned with only the sullen and withdrawn assistant keeper, Fleet, for companionship. A tender, faltering courtship ensues.'

Source: Screen Australia.