Stephen Sewell is one of the most celebrated writers in Australia today.
Well known for both film and theatre work, Stephen’s work includes his AFI award- winning script The Boys and plays such as The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Secret Death of Salvador Dali and Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America.
Three Furies which Stephen wrote for director Jim Sharman premiered to enormous acclaim at the 2005 Sydney Festival, before transferring in 2006 to successful seasons for the Adelaide, Perth and Auckland Arts Festivals.
Myth, Propaganda and Disaster has garnered more awards than any play in Australian theatrical history including the 2004 Green Room Award, both the New South Wales and Victoria Premier’s Literary Awards 2004 and the 2004 AWGIE for stage play. Internationally Myth received its London premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2004 to rave reviews, has had a sell-out production in Germany in 2005 and a production for Scandinavia in 2005-6.
Stephen’s play It Just Stopped a comedy set at the end of the world and directed by Neil Armfield, premiered to sell out houses at Company B Belvoir in Sydney and Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne in 2006.In 2007 Stephen’s play The Gates of Egypt was another box office success for Company B Belvoir.
Stephen has a number of feature film projects in development including a cinema version of It Just Stopped. Stephen was appointed Head of Writing for Performance at NIDA in January 2013.
Read Stephen's State of Play, Where Are We Now? here