Michael Gurr

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Michael Gurr (born 29 October 1961) is an Australian playwright, author, speech writer and screenwriter.

Gurr studied at National Theatre Drama School (NTDS) in St Kilda, Victoria, and while there wrote a number of short plays which were sent to Ray Lawler, then Literary Advisor to the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC). In 1982 Gurr was invited to be Writer in Residence at the MTC and it was there that his first plays were produced.[1]

His best-known plays include Crazy Brave and Sex Diary of an Infidel.

He worked as a speechwriter for a number of years for Steve Bracks.[2][3]

As of 2006 he was living with his partner of 14 years, Brandon Hardie Jones.[4]

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Autobiography[edit]

  • Days Like These (2006)

Drama[edit]

  • A Pair of Claws (1983)
  • Magnetic North (1983)
  • Imitation Real (1983)
  • Dead to the World (1986)
  • Worlds Apart (1987)
  • What You Wanted (1988)
  • This and That (1988)
  • These Days (1988)
  • The Hundred Year Ambush (1990)
  • Victoria Bitter (1990)
  • Sex Diary of an Infidel (1992)
  • Desire Lines (1993)
  • Underwear, Perfume and Crash Helmet (994)
  • Jerusalem (1996)
  • Anna (1998)
  • Shark Finn Soup (1998)
  • Crazy Brave (2000)
  • The Simple Truth (2002)
  • Something to Declare (2003)
  • Julia 3 (2004)
  • Our Beautiful Daughter (2008)
  • Mercy (2009)
  • Test Pilot (2010)

Poetry[edit]

  • Four Poems (1982)

Television[edit]

  • Departure (1986) - an adaptation of his radio play A Pair of Claws (1983)[5]
  • WTF - With Tim Ferguson (2010)[6]

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