'Without a healthy independent theatre sector, we’re f***ed.' Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles ICYMI: rounding up the week’s arts news From Game of Thrones to REMIX, Notre Dame survives blaze and plans for Melbourne Apple store also in ashes. The magical way in which art can alter the senses After touring the world, Robin Fox’s laser show Single Origin is finally coming to Melbourne, and no, it has nothing to do with coffee. FACT CHECK: The real impact of the National Institutions Inquiry A recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions made 20 recommendations. What were they, and were they warranted? Review: Trio Wanderer, Utzon Music Series 2019 It was surprising to learn that this distinguished French Piano Trio is making its first visit to Australia. (Premium content) Premium content Patricia Cornelius Tuesday 2 April, 2019 On Monday night, playwright Patricia Cornelius was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Melbourne's Green Room Awards Association. Here is her acceptance speech in full. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Photo credit: Nicole Cleary Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Patricia Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She’s a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She has written over 35 plays. She is a recipient of a Fellowship from the Theatre Board of the Australia Council, the 2003 Wal Cherry award, the 2006 Patrick White Playwright’s award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama (twice) and the NSW and Qld Premier’s literary awards, the Jill Blewett award, the 2009 Richard Wherrett Prize, the Australian Writers Foundation Playwriting award, the Mona Brand Award and numerous awgies. Patricia’s novel, My Sister Jill (Random House) was published in 2002. She is currently working on a major stage commission for the Melbourne Theatre Company and the screenplay Stolen with Catriona McKenzie. Her published plays include Lilly and May, Do not go gentle…, The Berry Man, Love, The Call, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, Boy Overboard, SHIT and Savages.