Elaine Acworth has thrived over the last 25 years as a playwright, researcher, theatre producer, teacher, mentor and Qpac staff. She has written award-winning, critically and
popularly acclaimed plays, produced these, taught in both a workshop and a class environment (specialist secondary classes and tertiary course work), mentored young playwrights and adjudicated eisteddfods.
Acworth was a 2015-16 Q Anzac 100 Memories for a New Generation Fellow at the State Library of Queensland, supporting the research for, and writing of, the documentary drama My Father’s Wars. This work has become an Anzac Centenary Grant-funded series of short podcasts (My Father’s Wars, 2017), available from SLQ’s website and on itunes and Stitcher. Her first audio work was the doco-drama, The Kingdom of Lost Control, for Radio National’s Pocketdocs (2016). She wrote a first draft development for Queensland Theatre,Testify, which has been subsequently developed by Playlab (2017) and her most recent produced theatre work, Gloria, was commissioned by QTC and premiered to critical acclaim and sold out houses in July/August, 2014. She has taught the essentials of her craft through Queensland Writers Centre, Queensland Theatre and Griffith University and is expanding this commitment to the next generation of live performance practitioners and to the changing nature of her craft with the development of The Dogs project, a physical theatre/circus work created with Flipside Circus.
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