Mary Anne Butler
Mary Anne is a Darwin based playwright whose plays have won the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, two NT Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Awards and four NT Literary Awards for Best Script. Nominations include two Nick Enright Awards [NSW Literary Awards], the Griffin Theatre Award and two AWGIEs. Mary Anne’s screenplay Hopetown won the 2012 Birch, Carrol and Coyle Best Screenplay Award. She’s a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Arts NT Fellow, Winston Churchill Fellow, Regional Arts Fellow and Asialink Fellow, and she’s co-Artistic Director of Knock-em-Down Theatre. Mary Anne holds a Masters in Philosophy [Creative Writing] from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Arts Education [Theatre in Education] from the University of New England, and is currently doing a PhD in Literature at Charles Darwin University.