MARGERY FORDE’s playwriting credits include Milo’s Wake (co-written with Michael Forde), which won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, a Matilda Award and a Perform/4MBS Award, and was shortlisted for an AWGIE Award, X-Stacy, James and Johnno, Way Out West, Still Standing, Snapshots from Home (AWGIE Award winner), What Next? (AWGIE Award winner), Gladys, My Life is Love, Skating on Sandgate Road, and Cribbie. With Michael Forde she wrote the script and lyrics for the music theatre work Behind the Cane (Queensland Music Festival) and Heart of an Open Country (Queensland Music Festival). As an actor, Forde has appeared in numerous musicals including A Rum Do, Crushed by Desire, Annie, Hello Dolly, Applause, Cloudland, Animal Farm, Chorus of Disapproval and Seven Little Australians. She appeared in the premiere production of Lottie, the Musical and in The Comedy of Errors at the Brisbane Shakespeare Festival. Forde has received the Trust Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in Queensland and Australia, the Playlab Award for Services to New Work in Queensland and the Centenary Medal for Services to Queensland Theatre. In 2015 she and Michael Forde received the Alan Edwards ABF Lifetime Achievement Award for their work in theatre.