Nathan Maynard

Nathan Maynard

Commissioned Playwright

Nathan Maynard is a Trawlwoolway, palawa/pakana playwright from Launceston. In 2012 he performed in Shadow Dreams, a collaboration between Terrapin and the TSO. In 2013 and 2014 Nathan was selected for the Tasmania Performs Artists Residency and in 2015 his play The Season was featured in the Yellamundie Festival (Moogahlin). The Tasmania Performs production of The Season premiered in 2017 at the Sydney Festival, followed by seasons at Ten Days on the Island and Melbourne Festival and an 11-venue national tour in 2018. A Not So Traditional Story, his work for families presented by Terrapin, toured to primary schools across Tasmania in 2018 and in 2019 was presented at Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane Festival. In 2021 A Not So Traditional Story was performed in Hobart and Launceston theatres, including a sold-out Hobart season.

Nathan was awarded Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 2006 and 2013, and Tasmanian Aboriginal of the Year at the 2017 NAIDOC awards. In 2019 he was awarded the Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship at Belvoir and a Churchill Fellowship.

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