Playwright Katie Pollock

Katie joins Regina to talk about her inspirations and experiences in the world of theatre.

Katie Pollock is a Sydney-based playwright.
Her plays for theatre are Normal; The Becoming; The Hansard Monologues (Age of Entitlement); Blue Italian/Nil by Sea; The Hansard Monologues (A Matter of Public Importance); The Blue Angel Hotel; A Quiet Night in Rangoon; A Girl Called Red; and numerous short works. Her plays and adaptations for radio are Beetroot: A bloody journey through roots and belonging; Nil by Sea; Contact; O is for Oxygen; and Blue Italian.

Her works have been produced by the ABC, Apocalypse Theatre, Casula Powerhouse, Eastside FM, Hothouse Theatre, Merrigong Theatre, Museum of Australian Democracy, New Theatre, Newtown Theatre, Old 505 Theatre, Redline Productions, Seymour Centre, Site & Sound Festival, subtlenuance, Sydney Fringe Festival, Tamarama Rock Surfers and The Street Theatre.

She is the winner of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for People Inside Me; the Martin Lysicrates Prize for Summerland; the inaugural Town Hall Theatre (USA) ‘Ingenious’ grant, the Inscription/Edward Albee Playwriting Scholarship and the Australian Writers Guild’s What Happens Next competition for Normal; and Hothouse Theatre’s Solo competition. She has been nominated for two AWGIES and was a finalist in two Silver Gull Awards and the Woodward/Newman Drama Award (USA). Normal is published by Currency Press. For further information and to access her radio works see:

Katie has been a proud member of the Australian Writers Guild since 2009.

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