PAUL BROWN began playwriting for Urban Theatre Projects (formerly Death Defying Theatre), co-writing Discipline and Punish, Living Newspaper, Coal Town and Kakwa Hakawati. With Workers Cultural Action Committee he authored Aftershocks, which was Australia’s first full length verbatim play. It was a Condor Award winner and a landmark in Australian theatre. Brown scripted Aftershocks the film, winning an AWGIE Award for screen adaptation. The play is regularly performed by leading theatre companies and in schools. An earth scientist and environmentalist, Brown writes plays and films with environmental and scientific themes. Room 207 Nikola Tesla concerns energy and invention, and Murray River Story brings together art and ecology. His verbatim play Half a Life chronicles nuclear bomb veterans’ experiences, and Brown co-wrote and produced 10 Minutes to Midnight and Ngurini (Searching – immersive films made with Maralinga atomic survivor communities. His TV credits include Big Sky and Naked: Stories of Men and the documentary film 60 000 Barrels. Books include Art and Wellbeing and Verbatim: Staging memory and community. Brown produced the international arts program Nuclear Futures: Exposing the legacies of the atomic age, and he co-produced Retrial of Galileo for ABC Television. Brown has held a Community Writers Fellowship and an Asialink Writers Residency.