The Wrong Girl: profiles

David Woods…

David Woods is an acclaimed director, playwright and actor who emigrated to Australia from the UK in 2004.

His body of work for Ridiculusmus Theatre Company including THE ERADICATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN WESTERN LAPLAND, SAY NOTHING, IDEAS MEN and a two-hander adaptation of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST continues to play to packed audiences internationally with remount productions in 2015 in London, Helsinki and Manchester.

David's collaboration with Geelong's Back to Back Theatre: GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH continues to tour globally four years after its premiere at Melbourne Festival in 2011. This year it will be produced in Belgium, Portugal, Germany and France.

David is currently collaborating with Sydney artist James Brennan on THE CHAT, a world premiere for La Boite Theatre in Brisbane and is co-writing a Malthouse Theatre commissioned work: A SOCIAL SERVICE with award-winning performance artist, Nicola Gunn.

David has had residencies with the National Theatre Studio, Royal Court Theatre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland and is an Honorary Research Fellow at The Victorian College of The Arts in Melbourne. He has been commissioned by Glasgow Mayfest, The Galway Festival, the Barbican Centre in London, Sick! Festival, The Malthouse Theatre, School of Life Melbourne and Melbourne Theatre Company and in 2014 premiered a new work with ArtsHouse Melbourne.

David has received many awards and nominations for his work. YES, YES, YES, has won a Time Out Live Award, a Herald Angel, Total Theatre Award and been nominated for the Barry Award and the Granada Media Comedy Writing Award. THE EXHIBITIONISTS and THE ERADICATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN WESTERN LAPLAND both won Total Theatre Awards. TOUGH TIME, NICE TIME won the Peter Brook Empty Space Award as part of Barbican Bite. GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH won two Green Room Awards, the Helpmann Award for Best Play and the Age Critic's Award. Three of his works: TOTAL FOOTBALL, TOUGH TIME, NICE TIME and THE ERADICATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN WESTERN LAPLAND are published by Oberon Books and GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH by Performance Research.

… as Dale

The disheartened news producer, Dale dreams of leading with news from war- torn Syria but knows it's not going to happen. He really likes Lily; he thinks she's the only one with any brains in the whole place.