Ron Elisha is a playwright based in Melbourne, Australia.
His stage plays include In Duty Bound (1979), Einstein (1981), Two (1983), Pax Americana (1984), The Levine Comedy (1986), Safe House(1989), Esterhaz (1990), Impropriety (1993), Choice (1994), Unknown Soldier (1996), The Goldberg Variations (2000), A Tree, Falling (2003), Ladies & Gentlemen (2004), Wrongful Life (2005), Controlled Crying (2006), Renaissance (2006), The Schelling Point (2010), Carbon Dating (2011), Stainless Steel Rat (2011, produced in London in 2012 under the title Man In The Middle), The Crown Versus Winslow (2011), Love Field (2013), The Soul Of Wittgenstein (2016), Certificate Of Life (2017), Window (2017) and Unsolicited Male (2018), I Really Don’t Care (2019), Falling In Love Again (2020) and Donating Felix (2020). He has also written a telemovie, Death Duties (1991), two children’s books, Pigtales (1994) and Too Big (1997), and hundreds of feature articles and stories in a variety of magazines, newspapers and journals.
His plays have been produced throughout Australia, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Israel and France, and have won a number of awards, including four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, the Mitch Matthews Award (2006) and the Houston International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay. He has also been shortlisted for many awards over the years, including the Woodward International Playwriting Award (2020 – finalist – winner TBA 2021), the Patrick White Award (most recently in 2019), the Screencraft Stage Play Contest (semi-finalist 2019), the Noosa Arts One Act Play Competition (2020, winner TBA 2021), the Griffin Award, The Victorian Green Room, the Australian Writers’ Guild and various state Premiers’ Awards.