Katherine Thomson is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter. Her television credits include East West 101, Killing Time, Satisfaction and BlackJack (which received an AWGIE in 2007), Wildside, Grass Roots, Halifax f.p, Fallen Angels, Snowy and G.P. She was also the co-writer of the Australian and Canadian co-production Answered by Fire which received the Gold AWGIE in 2006. Katherine wrote the documentary Unfolding Florence – the Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst, which was directed by Gillian Armstrong. It screened at Sundance Film Festival and won the AWGIE Award for Best Documentary and Best Television Script at the QLD Premier’s Literary Awards in 2006. Katherine also wrote the AWGIE nominated documentary mini-series on the life of Charles Darwin called Darwin’s Brave New World for ABC/CBC Canada and an episode of the mini-series documentary, Accidental Country.
Katherine’s numerous and critically acclaimed theatre credits include Diving for Pearls, Barmaids. Fragments of Hong Kong, Navigating, Kayak, Mavis Goes to Timor, Wonderlands and Harbour. In 2006, Katherine was awarded the Australian National Playwrights Centre Award for her substantial contribution to the Australian theatre industry. Her most recent play King Tide premiered to critical acclaim at Griffin Theatre in 2007. She is currently in development on numerous film and television projects.