Margery Forde


Margery’s playwrighting credits include commissions for La Boite Theatre - James and Johnno (national tour), Milo’s Wake (national tour, international productions New Zealand, London, Edinburgh Festival, translated production in Tokyo. New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Best Stage Play, Matilda Award, Perform/4MBS Award, AWGIE Nomination.)

Other writing credits: La Boite Theatre - X-Stacy (national tours, published by Currency Press (now in its eighth edition) and also Dramatic Lines, London. Matilda Award Commendation), Way Out West (Queensland tour published by Playlab Press, ABaf Award), Still Standing (return season and Queensland tour). Gladys, My Life is Love, (QPAT), Snapshots from Home (QPAT and return season for the Brisbane Festival, AWGIE Award, published by Playlab Press), What Next? (AWGIE Award). Skating on Sandgate Road (ACU and Q150) Cribbie (4MBS Classic Arts. Brisbane and return season. Published by Playlab Press.)

Margery has appeared in numerous musicals for the Queensland Theatre Company including A Rum Do, Crushed by Desire, Annie, Hello Dolly, Applause, Cloudland, Animal Farm, Chorus of Disapproval and Seven Little Australians. She returned to the stage in the premiere production of Lottie, the Musical in Brisbane.

With Michael she wrote the script and lyrics for the music theatre work Behind the Cane for the Queensland Music Festival 2011 (AWGIE nomination 2012). In 2013 Margery and Michael co-wrote Heart of an Open Country for the Queensland Music Festival.

Margery and Michael’s work is the subject of a Doctoral Thesis From life, to page, to stage: Exploring theatrical artistry, community and storytelling with Margery and Michael Forde.

Margery has received the Trust Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in Queensland and Australia, the Playlab Award for Services to New Work in Queensland and the Centenary Medal for Services to Queensland Theatre.

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