Hannie Rayson


Hannie Rayson is the author of fourteen plays. A graduate of Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts, she has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from La Trobe University. Her plays have been performed throughout Australia and overseas, in English and in translation. The plays include: Mary, Room to Move, Hotel Sorrento, Falling From Grace, Scenes from a Separation (co-written with Andrew Bovell), Competitive Tenderness, Life After George, Inheritance Two Brothers, The Glass Soldier and The Swimming Club. Hannie has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.

Hannie made playwriting history when Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award. In 2006 and again in 2009 she was shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature, a prize for a Victoria-based writer whose body of published or produced work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature and to cultural and intellectual life.

Her latest play, Extinction, was written with the support of the Manhattan Theatre Club in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan foundation.

COMPETITIVE TENDERNESS  add to cart
CUE THE CHORUS: NEIGHBOURHOOD KATZ  limited
ENDANGERED: THREE PLAYS  add to cart
EXTINCTION  limited
EXTINCTION  add to cart
FALLING FROM GRACE  add to cart
THE GLASS SOLDIER  add to cart
HOTEL SORRENTO  add to cart
INHERITANCE  add to cart
LIFE AFTER GEORGE  add to cart
SCENES FROM A SEPARATION  add to cart
THE SWIMMING CLUB  add to cart
TWO BROTHERS  add to cart
WHAT I WROTE- HANNIE RAYSON  add to cart