Jane Bodie is a playwright, screenwriter, teacher and dramaturg.
Jane’s plays include Music (Griffin 2014) Hinterland (NIDA 2013) This Years Ashes (Griffin 2011/Red Stitch 2014) Hallelujah (Theatre 503 UK) Out Of Me (Soho Theatre UK) Ride (Belvoir Company B, The Malthouse, 59E59 New York) A Single Act (Melbourne Theatre Company & Hampstead Theatre UK) Still, Hilt and Fourplay (Trades Hall, TRS, Edinburgh Fringe.) Jane won the acclaimed Louis Esson Prize for Drama awarded by The Victorian Premier Literary Awards in 2006, was short-listed for The Ewa Czajor Memorial Award as a director and nominated for the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. She won a Green Room Award for Outstanding Writing in 2003.
As a Dramaturg, she has worked on a wide range of productions including Dona Abela’s Jump for Jordan (Griffin 2014) Kathryn Marquet’s Pale Blue Dot (La Boite 2014) Performance 4A’s Murakami — Through a Distant Lens (Darwin Festival/ Griffin 2015) Julia Rose Lewis’ Samson (Belvoir 2015) and with ATYP for Fresh Ink and with Ilbijerri Theatre Company on several projects. She worked at the Royal Court Theatre with the Young Writers Programme and on attachment at The National Theatre UK in 2005.
Jane has written extensively for TV and radio, including The Secret Life of Us, Tashi, Crash/Burn and Moving Wallpaper. She’s currently under commission with The Melbourne Theatre Company and Ilbijerri Theatre Company, as well as adapting This Years Ashes for the screen for Screen Australia.
Jane was Head of Playwriting at NIDA from 2010 – 2012, Associate Artist at The Griffin Theatre in 2013 and was Artistic Associate at Playwriting Australia in 2014. In 2013 she was awarded the Australia Council Theatre Board Arts Fellowship to create three new major works.