BEATRIX CHRISTIAN graduated from the NIDA playwrights’ studio in 1991. Her first play Spumante Romantica had its premiere production at Griffin Theatre Company in 1992. From there she became an Affiliate Writer and then Writer-in-Residence with the Sydney Theatre Company’s New Stages. In 1998 Beatrix was awarded The ANPC/New Dramatists Award to travel to New York. Her plays include Blue Murder, winner of Best New Play (Sydney Theatre Critics Circle) and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, The Governor’s Family, selected as the one Australian play to be read at Teesri Duniya (Montreal) and nominated for an AWGIE and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Fred, shortlisted for both the NSW and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Old Masters, won the 2002 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Dram, Faust’s House, Then the Mountain Comes, The Promised Land, Mad, Bad & Spooky, and Ten Things Not To Do On A First Date. Christian has adapted A Doll’s House (Ibsen) and Life Is A Dream (Calderon), and co-adapted (with Benedict Andrews) Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Christian’s television credits include White Collar Blue, MDA and the mini-series A Dangerous Fortune, and The Whiteout. She has developed Logue’s Diaries and The Admirable Crichton and her film Jindabyne was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Other screenplays include Garden Boy, Rosa, Shadow Warrior and Wedding Dress. She wrote four out of six episodes of the Fremantle Media adaptation of the recently completed Picnic at Hanging Rock and acted as Script Producer for the series.