Katherine-Lyall-Watson (writer & co-producer)

Katherine-Lyall-Watson (writer & co-producer)

KATHERINE LYALL-WATSON
Writer and Co-producer

Katherine’s latest play, HANAKO, premiered as part of the Brisbane Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2016.

Her play Motherland was shortlisted for the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and produced by Metro Arts in November, 2013 to critical and commercial acclaim (it won a Matilda Award for Best Independent Production and the Groundling Award for Best Production of 2013). Motherland went on to tour nationally in 2016 with Critical Stages, commencing with a season at Queensland Theatre.

Katherine was a finalist in the 2008/09 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award for her first play Tinder, which was also selected for a Playlab/Varuna Fellowship. Her second play, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls (an adaptation of the novel by Danielle Wood), was selected for the Graduate Program in the National Script Workshop and read at the National Play Festival, 2010.

Katherine has a long history in theatre having worked as an actor, director and theatre reviewer before starting playwriting. In 2013, she was awarded a doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland in playwriting. She was also an Artistic Associate at Queensland Theatre Company until 2015.

Katherine is currently working on Boy, Lost (an adaptation of Kristina Olsson’s memoir of the same name) with Queensland Theatre, The Blue Boat and The Gloaming with Belloo Creative, Threads that Bind – a Manx Tale with Accord Productions and The Offshore Project with The TENT.

She is the current chair of Playlab and is a partner and co-founder of Belloo Creative.