Emilie Collyer writes plays, fiction, essays and poetry. Her work often asks difficult questions about humanity via the existential or the fantastical. Theatre awards and shortlistings of note include: The Good Girl (Winner Best Writer Melbourne Fringe, Green Room Nomination), Dream Home (shortlisted Edward Albee Scholarship and Patrick White Award, seven Green Room Nominations), Promise (Winner George Fairfax Award, Highly Commended Patrick White Award), Argonauta (Winner Young Playwright’s Award).
She has been commissioned by Malthouse, Arena, ABC Radio, Chamber Made, Punctum, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Writers Festival, been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and a City of Literature Parliament Representative. Emilie received the Malcolm Robertson Prize (Malthouse) for her play Contest and was selected for the inaugural MTC Women in Theatre Program. The Good Girl has played in New York, Hollywood and Florida, Once Were Pirates at Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe. Emilie is currently a Red Stitch INK writer and a Playwriting Australia Duologue recipient.
Her prose and poetry has won numerous awards including three Scarlet Stiletto crime writing category awards. Publication credits include: The Lifted Brow, Aurealis, Dimension6, Overland, Cordite, Plumwood Mountain, Australian Poetry Journal, Kill Your Darlings and The Big Issue, and two fiction collections with Clan Destine Press.
Emilie works as a dramaturg and mentor, most recently at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne as Union House Theatre Co-writer in Residence. She served on the Green Room Independent Theatre panel for four years (two as co-chair). She is a founding member of Punctum and New Working Group.
The Good Girl
by Emilie Collyer
"Collyer’s witty two-hander merges black comedy with the absurd and the political, using sharp, well observed and funny...