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Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly is one of Australia’s most internationally produced playwrights, with a string of national and international productions to his credit. Actors such as Academy-Award winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush have appeared in his plays. His 2008 play, Derrida In Love, was written expressly for the 2011 Academy Award nominee, Jacki Weaver. His play Kafka Dances has won over a dozen national and international awards since its première, and is the most internationally performed Australian plays of all time. His recent play The Man in the Attic was awarded Australia’s most prestigious award for a new play, the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, and has just been performed in Paris. Timothy Daly’s newest play Richard III (ou presque) premiered at the 2010 Festival of Avignon, followed by a season in Paris in Oct-Nov, 2011.

He has been a literary judge in most categories for the Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIES, the NSW Premier’s Fellowship, and the Premier’s Literary Awards. He has taught extensively in Australia and overseas, and was a Featured Artist at the 2014 and 2016 Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference. His radio plays have been broadcast in six countries, and won an AWGIE and an AWGIE nomination. In 2012, Timothy Daly began a professional relationship with Los Angeles-based producer Victoria Wisdom for the production in the U.S.A. of his theatre and film work. He advises on over 100 plays and productions a year both in Australia and the US.

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