Since winning the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award in 2018-19 writer, composer, and performer, David Megarrity continues to excel in the performing arts.

His winning entry in the awards, The Holidays, shows a touching portrait of memory and connection as audiences follow 12-year-old Oliver on an unexpected road trip with his parents. Combining live performance, music and cutting-edge projection the play chronicles family life for family viewing. Set to premiere in 2020 with Queensland Theatre, Megarrity’s work will be directed by Matilda-Award winner Bridget Boyle.

A true jack of all trades, Megarrity continues to succeed in all aspects of his profession and as a composer his work has included songs for other bands including The Pockets and Laique, and soundtracks for installations, theatre, film and television.

The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award’s are back again this year led by a panel of industry professionals to shine a spotlight on writers and performance-makers. The program assists the winner in the development of their first drafts or pitch documents into a world premiere professional production. “The QPDA sits at the centre of Queensland Theatre’s ambition to lead from Queensland in the nurturing of new stories and new talent,” said Queensland Theatre Artistic Director, Sam Strong. Entries are now open for the 2020-21 cycle.

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