D.J. Britton is an award-winning dramatist, director and dramaturg. He was formerly National Executive Producer heading the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio drama department, and is now the Drama specialist on the Creative Writing Programme in the English Department at Swansea University.
Since the success of his first Australian stage play Landlovers in 1987, David Britton has written many dramatic works for theatre, radio and the visual media. Australian stage credits include Cargo (Swan Gold Award, Play of the Year) and his co-adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley’s The Newspaper of Claremont Street. His epic theatre work Plainsong was a major hit at the Millennium Perth International Festival of the Arts, winning the 2001 Equity Award for Production of the Year. Review comments include:
"Britton has written a stimulating celebration of humankind’s monumental struggle with fear…a triumph of imagination." - Dr Geoffrey Gibbs in The West Australian.
"Astonishingly, in just under three hours, the production creates a real sense of community, mingling contemporary politics with eternal concerns….blossoming into a larger vision of how great art and great spiritual myths are part of what makes us all human. A must-see triumph" - Dr Gareth Griffiths in The Australian