Patricia Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She’s a playwright, novelist and film writer. She’s the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize and the 2019 Green Room award for Life Achievement. She’s been awarded the Victorian, NSW and Queensland Premiers’ Prizes, the Patrick White Fellowship and the Mona Brand Award for playwriting, as well as numerous AWGIE awards.
She has written over 35 plays, including Runt, Shit, Big Heart, Savages, Do not go gentle…, Slut, Love and The Call.
Patricia’s novel, My Sister Jill (Random House) was published in 2002.
She’s currently developing a feature film, Stolen, with director and co-writer, Catriona McKenzie.
Questions for the Nation: Darwin
Rebecca Huntley, Ngaree Ah Kit, Patricia Cornelius, Ian Michael, Curtis Roman
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire
Tony Birch, Rosie Waterland, Leah Purcell, Omar Musa, Moira Finucane, Sally Warhaft, Patricia Cornelius, Carly Findlay, Rachael Maza, Nevo Zisin
Ten Stories of Melbourne
Tony Birch, Jane Rawson, Alice Pung, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Jennifer Down, Moreno Giovannoni, Eloise Grills, Andy Griffiths, Alexis Wright, Patricia Cornelius
National Agitators: Confronting Australian Theatre
Patricia Cornelius, Nicci Wilks, Susie Dee, Alison Croggon
Things My Mother Never Told Me
Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Courtney Barnett, Clare Wright, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fran Kelly, Nayuka Gorrie, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Aminatou Sow, Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Caroline Martin, Clare Wright, Courtney Barnett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fatima Bhutto, Fran Kelly, Gala Vanting, Helen Garner, Intan Paramaditha, Jamila Rizvi, Jax Jacki Brown, Jia Tolentino, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Michelle Law, Mona Eltahawy, Monica Lewinsky, Nayuka Gorrie, Nicole Kalms, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis, Ruby Hamad, Santilla Chingaipe, Sarah Krasnostein, Sisonke Msimang, Sophie Black, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Zadie Smith