'Birthrights' tells the story of two sisters who compete for their child's love. At 29 years of age, Helen has a vital operation that stops her from having what she desperately wants, a child. Her younger sister Claudia gives her a wonderful gift and bears a child for her. However years later when Claudia finds out that she and her husband Martin can't conceive she realises that the only baby she will ever bear is Kelly, the child she had for her sister. (2 male, 4 female). In 'Soulmates' David turns the tables on his own kind and applies his merciless humour to the literary world in a play about the slippery business of books, authors, their work, and the readers who love them. When Katie Best, ex-pat Australian and Chick Lit Queen, receives an acerbic review from Danny, a Melbourne critic, she vows to take her revenge. (4 male, 3 female).
David Williamsons first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australias most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Dons Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies. He won AFI screenplay awards for Petersen, Dons Party, Gallipoli and Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards. He lives on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of David Williamson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors. David Williamson's official website - www.davidwilliamsonplaywright. com