Playwright

In 2017, Grace’s play Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award and went on to be Highly Commended. The play also received a ten-week Hot Desk Fellowship with the Wheeler Centre. The same work had a private development as part of VIMH's 'Dinner & A Show' initiative and was further developed during Twelve Angry's inaugural Summer Development Fellowship, where she worked with writer/dramaturg Emily Sheehan.

Earlier in the year, she was short-listed for Melbourne Theatre Company's Women in Theatre program and invited onto Playwriting Australia's master class with Joanna Murray-Smith.

In early 2016, she participated in Back to Back Theatre's CAMP 2016 and was invited to be a part of Force Majeure's dance theatre master class. She also had a week-long National Script Workshop with Playwriting Australia, working on 'Cull Your Facebook Friends'. The same play also had a two-day development with US-A-UM (May 2015).  

In 2015, she studied 'Sketch Comedy Writing' at Second City in Los Angeles and 'Improvisation 101' at UCB in New York.  Plus, her Fresh Ink monologue William Burrough's Wife was published by Currency Press as part of a ATYP National Studio encore collection.  

In 2014, her play Modern Warfare was round-tabled by Somersault Theatre Company (July 2014) and she was a dramaturgy intern on 'Songrites' at the National Play Festival (June 2014).

She is also an alumna of Central School of Speech & Drama, ATYP's Fresh Ink National Studio & Augusta Supple's 'Write Here, Write Now' initiative. 


Theatre
credits include:

  • Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y as part of Script Nights by Gasworks Arts Park + Key Conspirators (October 2017)

  • 'Quite Drunk...' as part of Old 505's Rapid Reads Festival by Apocalypse Theatre Co. (directing & producing full-length staged read) (August 2017)

  • 'Quite Drunk...' as part of Twelve Angry's Summer Development Fellowship (March 2017)

  • Public readings of Cull Your Facebook Friends and ‘Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y’ as part of Small & Loud (April & December 2016)

  • 24 Hour Party Playwright as part of Rock Surfer Theatre Company's Bondi Feast (July 2015)

  • Singled Out at the Seymour Centre (October 2013)

  • Performing in Camp Super Happy Sunshine Fun at Sydney Fringe (September 2013)

  • Writing, performing and producing the multi-playwright project Circuit at The Old Fitz (June 2013) and the Rocks Pop Up Project (May 2013)

  • My Brother's Keeper and Three is Not the Magic Number as part of Theatre 503's Rapid Write Response (2010)

  • Co-founder of the theatre collective The Oligarchs, alongside Josh Forward