Laurie Trott is a Mission Beach-based playwright, prize-winning poet, writer and editor with a special interest in tourism and the environment, and is an accredited Rainforest Tour Guide.
While raised in Far North Queensland, Laurie has lived and worked as a rural and metropolitan journalist and editor in Australia’s distant corners. She was awarded first-class Honours in Film and Screen Arts at Curtin University in Perth for a feature film script set in the WA Pilbara that explored cross-cultural story telling. Her short film scripts include The Buck Stops Here and The Lazarus Girl. Her one-act plays performed by Malanda Theatre Company include Me and My Shadow and The Dying Game.
She was a co-founder of Rainforest Media Services and Mission Beach Community Arts Centre (Mission Arts), a partner in a hydroponic lettuce and herb farm at Mission Beach and writing workshop community facilitator with Contact Inc and Art Recovery Corps following Cyclone Yasi.
Laurie’s poetry appears in print and online.
To Kill A Cassowary is Laurie Trott’s first professionally produced play.
To Kill a Cassowary
by Laurie Ross Trott
One hard-headed bloke, one hard-hearted daughter in a battle for the future.