Patricia Cornelius


Patricia Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She’s a playwright, novelist and film writer. Patricia has a fierce commitment to class and her work often examines the lives of the marginalized. Her work also includes dramaturgy and mentorship with young or new playwrights. Cornelius is a recipient of numerous awards. She is the recent recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize. And the 2019 Green Room award for Life Achievement. She has written over 35 plays including: Shit, Big Heart, Savages, Do not go gentle…, Slut, Love and The Call. Patricia co-wrote the feature film adaptation Blessed, based on the play Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? She is currently developing a feature film, Stolen, with director and co-writer, Catriona McKenzie.
Patricia’s novel, My Sister Jill (Random House) was published in 2002.
Patricia is currently working on a major stage commission for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Read Patricia's State of Play, FACE IT – WE’RE SHIT here

THE BERRY MAN  add to cart
BIG HEART  add to cart
BOY OVERBOARD  add to cart
DO NOT GO GENTLE  add to cart
FEVER  add to cart
THE GAP: WHAT GOES DOWN IN VEGAS, AU PAIR, WELCOME TO BULGARIA  add to cart
HOG'S HAIRS AND LEECHES  add to cart
LOVE  add to cart
MUFF / MINUSONESISTER / SHIT    add to cart
PLATFORM  add to cart
SAVAGES  add to cart
SHIT  add to cart
SLUT  add to cart
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS?  add to cart
YOU STILL HERE?  add to cart