Jane Bodie is a writer and director. Her plays, including Out Of Me, Home By Now, Ride, Fourplay, Still, Hilt and A Single Act have been performed worldwide.
Jane was short-listed for The Ewa Czajor Memorial Award in 2000, nominated for the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award in 2002 and won a Green Room Award for Outstanding Writing on the Melbourne Fringe in 2003 for Still. In 2007 she won the prestigious Louis Esson Prize for Drama awarded by Australia’s Premier’s Literary Awards for her play A Single Act, which was produced to critical acclaim at Hampstead Theatre in 2005 and at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2006.
Jane worked at the Royal Court Theatre on the Young Writers Programme and for Synergy Theatre teaching playwriting in schools and prisons. She has also written extensively for TV and Radio, including The Secret Life Of Us, No Angels, Nearly Famous and Moving Wallpaper/Echo Beach and Well, for Radio 4 as well as several plays for ABC National.
She is currently working on a feature screenplay with Peter Carstairs and her new play This Year’s Ashes will premiere at Griffin Theatre as part of its 2011 main season. Jane is Head of Playwriting at NIDA.
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