Jane Bodie


Jane Bodie is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director.

Recently Jane won the 2019 Lysicrates Prize for Playwriting for her new play Tell Me You Love Me. Jane’s prize is a full commission to finish the play. In 2018 her new play Lamb with songs by Mark Seymour opened at the Red Stitch Theatre to rave reviews and sold out audiences. Her play Water will open in May at the Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth. She is also writing a Screen Australia funded feature adaptation of her play This Year’s Ashes and developing her own TV show. Jane was Head of Playwriting at NIDA from 2010 – 2013.

Her plays include; Fourplay (Trades Hall, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival), Hilt (Playbox, Theatre Royal Bath, Edinburgh Festival), Ride (Beckett Theatre, Belvoir Street, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival, Rattlestick Theatre NY starring Josh Lucas and Summer Phoenix, and Fox Theatricals Reading starring Julianna Margulies), Through, Still (The Store Room – Winner, Green Room Award for Outstanding Writing), A Single Act (Hampstead Theatre London, Melbourne Theatre Company and was nominated for the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Award and won the 2006 Victorian Premier's Literary Award). Other more recent plays include Home By Now, Unit (Royal Court Theatre), Out Of Me (Soho Theatre, London), and Hallelujah (Theatre 503 London) Hinterland (NIDA).  Jane has directed many of the above productions. Griffin Theatre Company produced the premiere of This Year's Ashes, and Red Stitch presented it in 2014.

Music (Griffin Independent) received great reviews from its season and Savage was written for Bell Shakespeare’s Minds Eye program and read at the 2014 PWA National Play Festival. Her plays Ride and Fourplay were presented at the Eternity Playhouse for Darlinghurst Theatre Company in 2015. She is currently under commission at Red Stitch to write two plays.

Jane has also written extensively for television, radio and film. Her television credits include Crash/Burn, The Secret Life of Us in Australia, and No Angels, Echo Beach, Nearly Famous and Moving Wallpaper in the UK. The feature film, Dick Kerr’s Ladies is currently in development with Altered Image Productions (UK). Her short film Alice was the Winner of Best Film in the anthology series POV and it was selected for screening at Cannes Film Festival. Jane has written three radio dramas for ABC Radio National and one for the BBC's Radio Four. 

For enquiries regarding Jane Bodie please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.