Mentorship areas: playwriting; memoir; humour; adaptation
Phillip Kavanagh is a playwright based in Adelaide. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Flinders University, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Playwriting) at NIDA. Phillip has been awarded the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award, and the Colin Thiele Creative Writing Scholarship. He has been shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award and the Philip Parsons Fellowship. His plays include Jesikah (STCSA), Deluge (Tiny Bricks/Brink/Adelaide Festival), Replay (Griffin) and a new adaptation of Moliére’s Tartuffe (Brink/STCSA). Phillip is one half of independent theatre company Tiny Bricks, with director Nescha Jelk. In 2019-2020 he was a Resident Writer with Melbourne Theatre Company. He is currently under commission with MTC, co-writing an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with playwright Elise Esther Hearst.