Angela has lived in Cairns since the eighties, observing the city’s evolution from last stop on the train line to international tourist destination. Change, and the conflict it brings, provide a rich source of material to write about. Her first play The Boathouse, co-produced by JUTE Theatre, Cairns and The Darwin Theatre Company (2006), reflects a community’s battle to fight development and save a much-loved historic building.
Her short play Survival Instincts depicts the jungle of the classroom from a teacher’s perspective. It resonated with audiences around Australia and was a finalist and award-winner at the Canberra (2010) Sydney (2009) and Brisbane (2009) Short and Sweet Festivals.
When not writing plays, Angela Murphy Creative Communications provides professional writing services for media, businesses and individuals. Angela has also written radio and short film scripts, won awards for her short stories and been a writers’ festival panel member and workshop presenter throughout North Queensland.
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