Portrait of Lally Katz

Lally Katz

Lally Katz is an award-winning Melbourne based playwright. Her play Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd premiered at Malthouse Theatre and won the Louis Esson Prize for Drama at the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Lally is a graduate of the University of Melbourne’s School of Studies in Creative Arts and she studied playwriting at London’s Royal Court Theatre. She is a core member of Stuck Pigs Squealing Theatre which has built a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting theatre companies. Lally’s newest work, three short plays featuring one of her recurring characters, The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy, recently opened as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Recently Lally adapted selected stories from the bible, forming parts one and three (co-adapter) of The Mysteries: Genesis directed by Matthew Lutton and Tom Wright premiering at Sydney Theatre Company. Lally’s play When The Hunter Returns was commissioned and produced by The Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland and had a return season at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Lally has active commissions with, Company B, Malthouse Theatre, Arena Theatre Company and continues to develop a new work, 9 Days Falling, with New York playwright Mac Wellman. She has been awarded a British Council Realise Your Dreams grant for 2010.