Matt Cameron (playwright)

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Matt Cameron (born 1969) is an Australian playwright, screenwriter and director, born and based in Melbourne.


Mr Melancholy (1995) was produced by Griffin in Sydney, La Boite in Brisbane and won the ANPC/New Dramatists Award, which led to a New York production with New York Stage & Film.

Tear from a Glass Eye (1998) which won the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award and was produced by Playbox in Melbourne and the Gate Theatre in London where he was nominated Most Promising Playwright in the Evening Standard Awards. Footprints on Water (2000) won the British Council International New Playwriting Award and was produced by his company, Neonheart, for Griffin in Sydney, La Mama in Melbourne and ABC Radio.

Ruby Moon (2003) was short-listed for Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and produced by Théâtre Claque in Lausanne, Switzerland (2004).

Hinterland (2004) was produced by Melbourne Theatre Company at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne (2004) and short-listed for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (2005).[1]

His most recent play is Poor Boy (2009) selected by the Melbourne Theatre Company to open the Southbank Theatre.

Television series[edit]

He was the co-creator, co-writer and director for the TV series Introducing Gary Petty (for which he won an AWGIE) and Small Tales & True for the Comedy Channel on Foxtel. Other credits include writing for SeaChange (ABC TV).