MARY ANNE BUTLER is a Darwin-based playwright whose plays have been described as ‘poetic, evocative and muscular’. Theatre credits include Half Way There, Highway of Lost Hearts, Broken, The Sound of Waiting, Alice in Wonderland (adaptation) and Cusp. Playwriting awards include the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama and NT Book of the Year. Nominations include the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), an AWGIE Award (Stage), and Griffin Theatre Award. Butler is a four-time winner of the NT Literary Awards for Best Script, a 2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, 2016 Asialink recipient, 2014 Churchill Fellow and a 2015 Regional Arts Fellow. She holds an MPhil in Creative Writing and an MEd in Arts Education, and is a co-artistic director of Knock-em-Down Theatre.