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MARY ANNE BUTLER is a Darwin based playwright whose play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the 2014 NT Literary Award for Best Script and was shortlisted for the 2014 Griffin Theatre Award. Broken premiered to a sold out season at Browns Mart Theatre [March 2015] with a 2016 Sydney season at Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Highway of Lost Hearts premiered at the 2012 Darwin Festival to a sold out season with a 2013 Browns Mart Theatre return season by demand, and a 2014 three-month national tour [Artback NT]. In 2015 it was adapted to a four-part radio series for Radio National’s Radio Tonic.

Mary Anne’s feature screenplay Hopetown won the 2012 Birch Carroll and Coyle Screenwriting Award, and her stage play Dragons won the 2010 Darwin Festival Script Award. Mary Anne was awarded month-long Bundanoon residencies for playwriting in 2016 and 2010.

Mary Anne is a 2014 Churchill Fellow, member of the Australian Writers’ Guild Playwrights’ Committee, peer advisor to the Australia Council for the Arts and co-Artistic Director of Knock-em-Down Theatre Company [Darwin/Brisbane]. She holds a Masters in Arts Education and a Master of Philosophy [Creative Writing].

Alice in Wonderland
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Alice in Wonderland

Mary Anne Butler
 
Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a non-stop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. This classic kids’ tale is now an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler.

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Broken
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Broken

Mary Anne Butler
 

Winner of:

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama

Victorian Prize for Literature

Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script 

A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife. A woman miscarrying her first born child. Broken entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the Northern Territory’s desert country.

Broken wrestles with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate – posing the question: When you find yourself empty, how do you start again?

‘This is exquisite writing. It’s immediate. It’s lean. It’s poetic. It’s visceral. It takes you right into the heart of the experiences it describes.’  Andrew Bovell, from his introduction.


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Highway of Lost Hearts
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Highway of Lost Hearts

Mary Anne Butler
 
A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500 kms of wide open road.

Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse—but she feels… nothing.

So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts: into the deepest core of the Australian outback—navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, brittle dry-ness, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls.

An allegory for a country that’s lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts is half gritty road journey, half magic realism and all heart. It leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again?


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