Hilary BellHilary Bell is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and librettist. Her plays and musicals have been produced nationally by Griffin, Ensemble, Sydney Theatre Company, Black Swan, the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Deckchair, La Boite, State Theatre Company of South Australia, City Recital Hall, NORPA, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, National Theatre of Parramatta, NIDA and Vitalstatistix; in the US by Atlantic and Steppenwolf; in the UK by the National Theatre. Hilary has written audio-scripts for the Museum of Contemporary Art and the State Library of NSW. The recipient of awards including the inaugural Philip Parsons, the Jill Blewitt, a Helpmann and two AWGIES, and shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Hilary is co-creator of several picture books, including Numerical Street, Summer Time and bestseller Alphabetical Sydney with Antonia Pesenti. She is a member of 7-On Playwrights and a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Program, NIDA and AFTRS. She was the Tennessee Williams Fellow 2003-04 and the 2012 Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow at the STC. She has served on boards including Griffin, ANPC and Australian Plays, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the State Library of NSW. She loves visiting schools and running workshops around her picture books.
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