Julian Larnach is a Sydney-based playwright and is Literary Associate at Griffin Theatre Company.
2022 sees the premieres of his stage adaptation of Favel Parrett’s award winning novel Past the Shallows for Australian Theatre for Young People and Archipelago Productions (Tasmania) and a new large-cast political comedy for Canberra Youth Theatre, How To Vote. He is currently under commission with Bell Shakespeare for a new cycle of history plays and is developing a new work for Griffin Theatre Company.
Julian has had seasons of work produced and toured by the Australian Theatre for Young People, Outback Theatre for Young People, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Parramatta.
Julian’s plays have been shortlisted for Griffin Theatre Company’s Lysicrates Prize, the Griffin Award for Playwriting, the Edward Albee Scholarship and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. He was an Affiliate Writer for Griffin Theatre Company in 2013, Resident Playwright at the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2015 and was a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group from 2017 – 2019.