JANE BODIE is an internationally renowned playwright, screenwriter and mentor. Her plays, including Lamb (a play with songs by Mark Seymour), Savage, Music, Hinterland, This Year’s Ashes, A Single Act, Still, Ride and Fourplay have been performed worldwide, from London to Australia, in New York and Brazil. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2006 for A Single Act and a Green Room Award in 2003 for Still.
Jane has also written extensively for TV and radio, including The Secret Life of Us, Crash Burn, Tashi and Moving Wallpaper. Radio includes, Seeing Somebody, In Glass for Radio National and Well for BBC Radio 4. She is currently adapting This Year’s Ashes for Screen Australia. Her short film Alice directed by Garth Davis was the Winner of Best Film in the anthology series POV and was selected for screening at Cannes Film Festival. Jane has worked as dramaturge on many standout productions, including Emily Sheehan’s Hell’s Canyon, Katie Beckett’s Which Way Home and Michelle Lee’s Rice. She worked at The Royal Court Theatre in London as a writing tutor, at Central School of Speech and Drama on their Writing For Stage and Screen Course and was Head of Playwriting at NIDA from 2009 – 2012. Jane was Associate Artist at The Griffin Theatre in 2013 and Artistic Associate at Playwriting Australia in 2014. In 2014 she was awarded an Arts Victoria Fellowship to create three new works. Her new play, Water, will premier at Black Swan State Theatre in May 2019. She is currently writing a novel and creating a new eight-part TV drama series.