Abe Pogos


Abe Pogos has been writing scripts for a range of mediums since graduating from the VCA School of Drama in 1984. He has received several fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and has been a writer-in-residence at The Melbourne Theatre Company. His play Intruders received an Awgie nomination for best stage play and he received an AFI nomination for his screenplay for the film Compo. He wrote the libretto for Andrée Greenwell’s opera Sweet Death, which was performed by Chamber Made at the Melbourne International Festival. His play The Art Of Walking was presented at The Malthouse and a radio adaptation of the play was broadcast on ABC’s Radio National. His play Strangers in the Night was produced by Playbox Theatre and won the Samuel Weisberg award for playwriting. His play Toby was produced at La Mama and published by Currency Press.

In 2006 he collaborated with composer Andrée Greenwell and poet Jordie Albiston on The Hanging of Jean Lee, which was produced at The Sydney Opera House and nominated for a Victorian Premiers Literary Award in the Music Theatre category. In 2010 his radio play The Ruby was broadcast on Radio National. In 2011 his music theatre piece Homesick! was performed at Castlemaine Fringe Festival and The Big West Festival. He also composed incidental music for Winterfall Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's play, A Number, and their 2014 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play. Since the beginning of 2000 he has written TV scripts for a number of Australian shows including Stingers, Something In The Air, Blue Heelers, Marshall Law, Always Greener, MDA, Headland, Marx and Venus and the hugely successful Packed to the Rafters. His feature film script Sugar Mountain was shot in Alaska in 2014.

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