Michael Hill graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts (Educational Theatre) and in 1994 he completed a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Directing) at NIDA. In 2007 Michael was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for his production of Waiting for Godot (State Theatre Company of South Australia). In 2005, Michael won the Adelaide Critics Circle Individual Award for excellence for his production of The Unexpected Man. He was also named Best Director for 2005 in The Advertiser Oscarts Awards. Michael has written a number of plays including Out of the Mist and Motion Sickness, both commissioned and produced by Urban Myth Theatre of Youth. Motion Sickness was chosen for inclusion in the Australian Script Centre’s Collection #6, published in 2006. Under the pseudonym Mick Muldoon, Michael’s play No Grace was produced by La Mama Theatre for the 2004 Melbourne Fringe. Michael was short-listed for the Jill Blewett Playwrights Award in the 2002 Festival Awards for Literature for his play Poor Brother. His adaptations for the theatre include Knots by R. D. Laing and Getting Ahead by Tim Winton. He has also written plays for KneeHigh Puppeteers, D’Faces of Youth Arts and Improd Theatre. He is currently working on a new historical play, Ambleside, with assistance from Arts SA.
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