Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Verity Laughton

The Snow Queen

Verity has written for most forms of theatre including mainstage adult drama, a promenade community event, a musical, plays for child and family audiences, as well as for dance, for puppets, for theatre of image and a ‘neutral script’.

Her plays include The Lightkeeper (Mainstreet Theatre Company and national tour; winner of the 2004 AWGIE for Community & Youth Theatre), The Snow Queen (Windmill Performing Arts), Burning (Griffin Theatre Company and winner of the 2001 Griffin Playwriting Award), Carrying Light (State Theatre of South Australia and Vitalstatistix; winner of the Adelaide Critics Circle Best New South Australian play, 1999) and The Mourning After (Playbox Theatre, 1995/6, Interplay Productions, New Zealand, 2000, and the Riverina Theatre, 2001).

In other writing, Verity’s radio play Fox for ABC Radio National won the 2004 AWGIE for Best Radio Play. She has also written for television and video. She worked as dramaturg on a Japanese-Australian co-production, World of Paper (Hello Maru-Chan), restaged in Australia, in the USA at the Kennedy Centre in Washington in 2006, and at London’s Unicorn Theatre in 2007.

Another work for puppets was Gondwana, for Erth Visual and Physical Theatre at the National Museum, Canberra, in September 2005. Gondwana was re-staged in New Zealand and Sydney in 2008. She followed this with a large scale puppetry adaptation of Patricia Wrightson's The Nargun and the Stars, produced by Erth Physical and Visual and Performing Lines for the Sydney and Perth International Arts Festivals (published by Phoenix Educational and nominated for the Sydney Theatre Awards). Her most recent productions were The Sweetest Thing, produced by Arts Radar and directed by Sarah Goodes at Belvoir Downstairs in November 2010 (nominated for the NSW Premier's Award for Drama in 2012) and A Crate of Souls, produced at the Adelaide College for the Arts and published by Phoenix Educational in December 2010. Her current play The Ice Season/or Spellboud won the 2009 Inscription Open Award. Her poem, The Fox Man was runner up in the 2011 Blake Poetry Prize.

Verity is represented by Anthony Blair at
Cameron Creswell Management.7th Floor, 61 Marlborough Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2010

Tel +61 2 93197199
Fax +61 2 93196866

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