NED MANNING is a writer of plays, films, short stories and books. His children’s play Alice Dreaming is widely taught in schools both in Australia and abroad. Other plays include Us or Them, Milo, Last One Standing, Kenny’s Coming Home. Plays for schools include Kim, Not This Little Black Duck, Gods of War, The Flash Stockman and The Bridge is Down. He has written ten plays for Bell Shakespeare’s Actors at Work program. Manning wrote an adaptation for ABC Radio National of Women of Troy which aired in December 2012, as well as a schools version of the same play. Ned has written two plays dealing with the Stolen Generation: Luck of the Draw and Close to the Bone. His latest work, Playground Duty, was published by New South Books. His most recent short plays have been included in 7ON’s anthology of monologues for performance No Nudity, Weapons or Naked Flames.