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Peta Murray is a graduate of the NSW School of Drama and has a Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney. She began work as a high-school teacher of English and History, and was involved with fringe and community theatre throughout her teaching career. She has worked as an actor, writer and director in street and community theatre, stand-up comedy, theatre-in-education and feminist reviews.

Her playwriting credits include The Procrastinator, produced by the Griffin Theatre Company in 1981. Wallflowering was workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights' Conference in 1988 and has been produced around Australian and internationally. It was adapted for ABC radio in 1989. Spitting Chips was commissioned for the Toe Truck Theatre Company in 1989 and went on to win the 1990 AWGIE award. Subsequent plays include The Diver, This Dying Business, Rubbish and The Flying Flops. Her most recent play published by Currency is Salt.

Murray has taught writing at the University of Western Australia Extension Service and spent eight weeks as Writer in the Community at Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment in Alice Springs in 1991.

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Salt
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Salt

Peta Murray
 
When Meg the gourmet and Laurel - her glamorous mother and the world’s worst cook - find themselves sharing a kitchen, they battle over more than just bench space and who gets to lick the bowl. Kitchen lore and kitchen wars are amongst the ingredients in this exquisite exploration of a mother-daughter dynamic.

 

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Cast : 1M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-726-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Spitting Chips
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Spitting Chips

Peta Murray
 
Sybil, aka Spud, wants to be a drummer. She lives alone with her father, who refuses to discuss Sybil’s dead mother. Her reluctant friendship with an old woman helps both of them address their loneliness and deal with the future.


Cast : 2M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-406-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB