|The Performing Arts Publisher|
|Sharing Australian stories since 1971|
|Currency Press is Australia's oldest, independently owned performing arts publisher.|
Currency Press is Australia's only specialist performing arts publisher and its oldest independent publisher still active. Their list includes plays and screenplays, professional handbooks, biographies, cultural histories, critical studies and reference works.
Currency Press was founded by Katharine Brisbane, then national theatre critic for The Australian newspaper, and her husband Philip Parsons, a lecturer in Drama at the University of New South Wales. After Philip’s death in 1993, Katharine remained at the helm of the company until she retired as Publisher in December 2001 in order to devote her energies to Currency House, a non-profit association dedicated to the Australian performing arts.
• The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett - depicts the painful and sometimes farcical life of a defiant young poet, Sally Banner
• Dead Heart by Nick Parsons - winner of the 1994 Australian Human Rights Award, the 1993 NSW State Premier's Literary Award - Play Award and the 1993 AWGIE Award for Drama
• Ham Funeral, The by Patrick White - an early expressionist drama which explores the spiritual forces that propel us forward
• Macquarie by Alex Buzo - traces the decline of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s authority in the infant colony of New South Wales; it was the first play published by Currency Press
• Norm and Ahmed by Alex Buzo creates an image of race prejudice as a profoundly irrational force in the behaviour of ordinary Australians
• Season at Sarsaparilla, The by Patrick White - neighbours are held by their environment, waiting with determination, but little expectation, for the inevitable cycle of birth, copulation and death
• Blue Murder by Ian David - a powerful and frightening story about police corruption and Sydney’s underworld
• Muriel's Wedding by P.J. Hogan - Muriel, an unhappy young woman in dismal surroundings, sets out to overcome obstacles such as her family, her joblessness, and her obsession with 70s glam rockers ABBA
• Rabbit Proof Fence by Christine Olsen - three Aboriginal girls are forcibly removed from their outback families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of official government policy
- "Katharine Brisbane". AustLit. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
- Sharon, Verghis (2011-11-19). "Katharine Brisbane retains her great currency in theatre". The Australian. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
- "44th Annual AWGIE Awards - Winners List". AWG website. The Australian Writers Guild. Retrieved 2013-06-13.