DAN GIOVANNONI is an award-winning playwright and his plays have been performed around Australia. Plays include Merciless Gods (after Christos Tsiolkas), Jurassica, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories, Turbine and Cut Snake. Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories won the Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children and was nominated for Best New Australian Work, and was also nominated for an AWGIE Award for Children’s Theatre. Jurassica won a Green Room Association award for Writing for the Australian Stage, and was nominated for an AWGIE award for Writing for the Stage. Giovannoni is a writer in residence at Melbourne Theatre Company.