The Kennedy Center

David Williamson


David Williamson has been Australia's best-known and most widely performed playwright for the last 40 years. His more than 45 produced plays include The Removalists, Don's Party, The Club, Travelling North, The Perfectionist, Sons of Cain, Emerald City, Money and Friends, Brilliant Lies, Dead White Males, After the Ball, The Jack Manning Trilogy, The Great Man, Up For Grabs, Soulmates, Scarlett O'Hara at the Crimson Parrott, Nothing Personal, Managing Carmen, and the upcoming Cruise Control.   
His plays have been translated into many languages and performed internationally, including major productions in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. (The Club in 1979 at the Kennedy Center). Up For Grabs went on to become a West End production starring Madonna in the lead role.
Mr. Williamson's screen adaptations of his own plays include The Removalists,  Don's Party, The Club, Travelling North, and Emerald City, along with his original screenplays for feature films including Libido, Petersen, Gallipoli, Phar Lap, The Year of Living Dangerously, and Balibo (as co-writer). He adapted On the Beach for television, as well.
Mr. Williamson's many awards include 11 Australian Writers' Guild Awards, four Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Screenplay, and, in 1996, the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award. Mr. Williamson has been named one of Australia's Living National Treasures.

Current as of March 2014
David Williamson