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Lachlan Philpott

Australians don't dream of Broadway or the West End. They want opportunity at home.

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Cate Blanchett’s recognition of Australian artists in her recent Oscar speech was appreciated by many in the industry, even those frustrated by the lack of export of Australian plays from her as co-Artistic Director of Australia’s largest theatre company.

About the author

Lachlan Philpott is a Sydney-based writer and graduate of Victorian College of the Arts, NIDA, University of Sydney and University of NSW. His plays include Bison,Bustown, Catapult, Colder [Winner R.E Ross Trust Award 2007], Silent Disco [Winner Griffin Award for Outstanding New Australian play 2009, Winner GAP Competition Aurora Theatre Co. USA, 2010, Winner best stage play at Australian Writers Guild Awards 2012] Truck Stop [Winner best play for young audiences Australian Writer’s Guild Awards 2013] and The Trouble with Harry. He is currently under commission at Bell Shakespeare and The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and developing the screen adaption of Silent Disco with the support of Screen Australia. As the inaugural Australian Professional Playwright Fulbright Scholar, he will travel to the USA and create a new play for The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco in 2014. Lachlan is Chair of the Australian Writer’s Guild Playwrights’ Committee.