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David Megarrity shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (Australia)

Best wishes for WLPG member David Megarrity! His stage adaptation of his picture book The Empty City has been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Drama Award. It's the first time a children's work has made the finals, and almost certainly the only time a non-verbal work has made the list. Based on the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2008, The Empty City by David Megarrity and Jonathon Oxlade is an unforgettable adventure in multimedia and music for children aged 4–10 years old and their families.

The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award is a one of a kind playwriting award in Australia as it guarantees a professional main stage production of the winning play, and publication of the script. Since its inception in 2002 by former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie the award has run on a two year cycle. One year is spent seeking applicants, determining finalists, developing the finalists’ plays and producing professional play readings and the second year sees the chosen show featured as part of the Company’s mainstage season and receive further development, a full rehearsal period and a professional full-scale production.

The winner will be announced in July.

Read the media release.

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