Lachlan Philpott began writing plays while studying directing at the Victorian College of the Arts.
His first play, Bison, was a hit at the Midsumma Festival in 2000 and established his ongoing collaboration with director Alyson Campbell. Lachlan since completed the NIDA Playwrights' Studio. He has worked widely in youth theatre and was the Artistic Director of Tantrum Theatre in Newcastle and writer in residence at Red Stitch Theatre Melbourne.
Lachlan's plays have been performed across Australia as well as Ireland, the UK and USA. His plays include Catapult, Running under the Sprinkler, Due Monday, Bustown, Air Torture, Silent Disco and Truck Stop.