As a playwright Micharne Cloughley was the 2016 Friends Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia, developing her play My Strong Female Ego using the Hazel de Berg oral history collection. In 2015 Micharne wrote The Way They Live and co-wrote The End and the Beginning, which were both performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. These plays were produced by The Civilians, the first theatre company to be in residence with the Museum.
Other plays include 99 Phone Calls You Shouldn’t Have Made, Masters of F*** All, Not That Kind of Doll and One Flesh. Her work has been developed or presented in New York by Animus Theatre Company, Australian Made Entertainment & NYC Playwrights and in Australia by Holden Street Theatres, Rock Surfers Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia, Griffin Theatre Company, Baggage Productions and the Q Theatre. Micharne has also served as Literary Associate for The Civilians and was dramaturg for Be the Death of Me, which premiered at the Irondale Center.
As a screenwriter Micharne’s pilot “What I Learned from American Men”, was developed at The Tank in New York in 2016. Micharne co-wrote the NYC 48 Hour Film Projects “Free Bike” and “Perspective” that were awarded an Audience Choice Award (2012) and Best Product Integration (2013) respectively. She was also a writer for the Think(it) Film Assembly for the web series My Secret Friend (2012).
As a development producer and researcher in the film and television industries Micharne has worked across the development, production and casting of new projects. Micharne has worked for international companies including Eyeworks, Endemol, Fremantle Media and Indievillage. In casting she assisted on the films Unbroken, The Water Diviner, Backtrack, Strangerland and Gods of Egypt.
Micharne holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Playwriting from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) from Charles Sturt University.
Visit Micharne's personal website: https://micharne.org
The End and The Beginning
Co-written by Micharne Cloughley, produced by The Civilians in residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, performed in the Temple of Dendur.
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