Photography: Jodie Hutchinson

R Johns


R. Johns (Rosemary) has a First-Class Honours in Drama, Manchester University, an MFA from UCR and received a scholarship to Tulane University, New Orleans. Her political thriller Black Box 149 was translated and selected in 2017 to play in repertoire at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, the first time that German State Theatre has ever produced a play by an Australian playwright. The work was also selected for DFAT’s Australia now Germany program.The play was first produced at La Mama. Rosemary is Vice-President of Women Playwrights International and has represented Australia in curated conferences of Women Playwrights International, where her work has been presented in Stockholm and Mumbai, and with co-devisers in Cape Town and Athens.In 2020 she will attend A Festival Of Plays By Women, in Manila, The Philippines, with an extract presentation from her play Tchekov at the House of Special Purpose ( Currency Press 2019, La Mama 2017/2019 ). At the Centre of Light, (La Mama Explorations, Victorian regional tour and produced commercially at 12th Night Theatre, Brisbane) had an extract published, in Scenes from a Diverse World Anthology U.S.A. Carrying Shoes into the Unknown, set in Iran (VCE Theatre Studies Playlist, published Currency Press, with an extract in Contemporary Monologues for Young Men and Women: Volume 2, LAMDA, Oberon Press UK). Rosemary was a finalist for The Griffin Playwriting Award and the 2018 BBC International Playwriting Radio award. She is a six times published author with Currency Press. Rosemary also devises theatrical experiences for students in rural Victoria.

AS TOLD BY THE BOYS WHO FED ME APPLES  add to cart
AT THE CENTRE OF LIGHT  add to cart
BRING ON THE TALENT  add to cart
CARRYING SHOES INTO THE UNKNOWN  add to cart
TCHEKOV AT THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE  add to cart