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Playwright

Jonathan Gavin is an award-winning playwright who has become one of the most sought-after writers for television. He wrote the 2009 telemovie Dungoona (Starchild Productions), which won the MTV/Optus One80 competition. He was one of the core writers of Network Ten’s comic drama series Offspring, as well as one of the series’ script producers. Jonathan has also written on Party Tricks for Endemol, Mr & Mrs Murder for FremantleMedia, and the second season of the critically acclaimed drama Puberty Blues. His screenplay for The Beautiful Lie was nominated for a 2016 AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television. Jonathan wrote for Seven Types of Ambiguity, wrote and Cleverman, with each season winning a SPA Award for Best Drama Series Production in 2016 and 2017. Most recently, he co-created and wrote family drama Sisters for Endemol Shine and Network Ten, and is currently working on The Good Thing for Matchbox Pictures, along with some other projects in development.

Jonathan’s play Bender appeared twice at The Old Fitzroy Theatre for the Tamarama Rock Surfers. A Moment on the Lips (written for Maelstrom Theatre) received the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award, and has been performed in several cities around the world. For the Practical Theatre Company he wrote Sleepless Night, which has been performed in festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards along the way.

Tiger Country (written during Griffin Theatre’s Emerging Writers residency) was produced at the Stables in 2007, and I.D. - also written during the Griffin residency - was awarded the 2009 Mitch Mathews Award. Jonathan was also one of several writers of the musical Breast Wishes, enjoying two national tours. In 2010 Jonathan wrote Bang, which was presented by White Box Theatre and B Sharp, and was shortlisted for both the NSW and QLD Premier’s Literary Award in 2011. Jonathan’s play The Business, based on Vassa Zheleznova by Maxim Gorky, was produced by Company B in 2011.

Plays

A Moment on the Lips

Seven women gather for a dinner party. Victoria is a painter facing creative stagnation; Jenny is Victoria’s elder sister and patron, a barrister trying to make it as a woman in a man’s world; Rowena, Jenny’s lover, is completing her PhD in Women’s Studies; Rowena’s adopted Indian sister Bridget is a health professional working with dying patients; Anne is at home all day with a young daughter; Emma is television’s most popular newsreader; and Dominique has re-entered their lives after a bitter period of estrangement.

A Moment on the Lips is about the difficult search for meaning and fulfilment in life, our ability to rise to the challenges life throws at us, and the powers we all have for transformation.

7 females, 18+

Available from https://australianplays.org/script/ASC-754

A Suburban Epic

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Aperture

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Bang

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Bender

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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The Business

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Sleepless Night

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Tiger Country

Synopsis

6 female
4 male
5 Actors doubling on roles

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Short Plays

Belonging

Synopsis

1 female 20s/30s
1 male 20s/30s

Available from https://australianplays.org

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