Griffith University’s A Better Future For All draws back the curtain on David Williamson AO, the most prolific playwright in the history of Australian theatre. His works have captivated audiences for more than half a century and he has made an indelible mark on the creative world both nationally and internationally.
Last year David published his memoir Home Truths, which coincided with his 50th anniversary as a playwright.
Watch Kerry O’Brien in conversation with David Williamson AO as they discuss his incredible career, the changing face of theatre and what the current climate means for the arts both in Australia and abroad.
David Williamson AO
David Williamson AO is Australia’s most celebrated playwright of iconic works such as Don’s Party, The Club, The Removalists, Emerald City and many others. A leading voice in the arts scene since the 1970s, David’s work explores what it means to be human, and paints a unique portrait charting the changing face of Australia over the past 50 years.
He has been awarded many times over, including accolades for screenwriting from the Australian Film Institute, Australian Writers Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe nomination.