Ross Mueller is an Australian writer. In 2002 he was the Australian playwright at the International Residency of the Royal Court Theatre in London. In March 2007 The Ghost Writer premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company and Construction of The Human Heart was short listed for the 2007 AWGIE Award for Best New Play and nominated for five Green Room Awards. He is the Winner of the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange for his play Concussion. In March 2009 Concussion premiered at Sydney Theatre Company. In April 2009 his play Hard Core was shortlisted for the Patrick White Award. He is the winner of the Wal Cherry Play of the year 2007 for his play The Glory. His play ZEBRA! premiered with a sell out season at STC in March 2011. He has been a mentor for the National Studio, he is the Fresh INK tutor for ATYP in Victoria. In Feb 2015 his verbatim play Darker Angels was featured by Apocalypse Theatre in their response work: Asylum. He has written six plays for Radio National and had two childrens books published with Allen and Unwin. In April 2015 his play A Town Named War Boy premiered to a sold out season at the State Library of NSW. In 2016 he completed his Masters in Writing For Performance at Victorian College of the Arts and his play I CAN’T EVEN premiered at Malthouse Theatre Melbourne. A STRATEGIC PLAN premiered at Griffin and LIFETIME GUARANTEE premiered at Theatre Works in 2017. He is a freelance columnist, a teacher, and director. In Australia he is represented by Anthony Blair at Cameron’s.
Jane FitzGerald is a Sydney dramaturg. Her work for ATYP has included Intersection: Chrysalis, Wonderfly, The Big Dry (co-production ATYP and Ensemble) and MRock (co-production ATYP and Sydney Theatre Company). She has been a Mentor/Dramaturg for the Fresh Ink writers' program and at the National Studio. She is one of Ensemble Theatre's Literary Managers (shared position) and recently was Dramaturg on Neville's Island for the company. For Sydney Theatre Company Jane has worked as Literary Manager, Artistic Associate and Administrator of the Patrick White Playwrights' Award as well as Dramaturg on mainstage productions including The Herbal Bed, Volpone and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was also a dramaturg on STC's Blueprints new writers' program. She has worked on National Script Workshops for Playwriting Australia and has worked as a script reader for the Royal Court London, ANPC, Playworks and STC Young Playwrights' Award. She has also worked for 15 years as a Mentor with Year 12 students on HSC creative writing projects.