David Blackman


David Blackman is a Melbourne-based actor and writer. His one-man show 'Race is the Reason', an exploration of the language of hate across the black and white divide, was described by New York's 'Village Voice' as a 'terrifying and complex meditation on race relations in America'. It was selected for the Ontological Theatre Downtown Arts Festival in 1998.

David followed this with a succession of plays, including 'Calley', 'Enola Gay', 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' and, most recently, 'The Revisionist'. In 2003, 'The Revisionist' was nominated for the Wal Cherry Play of the Year by the MTC and won the RE Ross Script Development Award as part of the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize. In 2006, the State Library of Victoria produced a reading of the play as part of its 'Live at the Library' series.

David completed his Masters of Screenwriting at RMIT in 2006, culminating in his first screenplay 'Parade's End'. He has recently formed an association with Renegade Films to develop several features, including a screenplay based on the Vietnam War's epic battle of Long Tan. In November 2006 David received the John Gassner Memorial Playwrighting Award for 'Enola Gay'. The New England Theatre Conference chose this play out of 300 submissions from seven countries. It is slated for production in New York at the Culture Project for September 2007.

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