|Winner of the Griffin Award 2012 Announced|
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:29|
Vivienne Walshe has been annnounced as the winner of the 2012 Griffin Award for her play This is Where We Live.
This is Where We Live follows the story of two reclusive high school students in rural Australia. Griffin Artistic Director, Sam Strong says:
'"Authentic voice" is one of playwriting's most frequently used terms but, in the case of Vivienne Walshe, it is spot on. Her language is one of a kind: muscular, vivid and instantly evocative. In a compressed and riveting piece, Vivienne plunges us headlong into the intense heart of teenage experience.'
The Griffin Award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice. The winner receives a $10,000 cheque from sponsors PKF Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.
The other plays short-listed for this year's award were:
Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography by Declan Greene
All Over by Kit Brookman
Savages by Patricia Cornelius
Scowl by Angus Cerini
Lavender Bay by Alana Valentine