Portrait of Patricia Cornelius

Patricia Cornelius

Patricia Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She’s a playwright, novelist and film writer.

Patricia's work often examines the lives of the marginalised. Her work also includes dramaturgy and mentorship with young or new playwrights.

She’s a recipient of many awards, including a 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize, and her plays have earned her 11 Australian Writers Guild Awards. She is a champion of independent theatre and was awarded the Green Room Life Time Achievement award. She’s written over 35 plays including: In the ClubShitSavagesDo not go gentle…Love and The Call.