Monday 11 March
6.30pm, arrival from 6pm
The Women's Club presents Dinner with David Williamson AO
Join us for the launch of our exclusive Dinner with… series, a unique sequence of events that bring together influential personalities and members for an evening of inspiration, conversation, and fine dining. The Club is honoured to kick off this series with one of Australia's most renowned playwrights, David Williamson, on Monday 11 March.
Enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine upon arrival, and a specially curated three-course meal in an intimate setting that fosters engaging and meaningful dialogue. This event is a golden opportunity to ask David your burning questions and gain insights into the world of theatre and scriptwriting. Mingle with fellow members and guests who share your passion for arts, culture, and empowering conversations.
Limited seats available! Reserve your spot by 5pm Monday 4 March 2024.
Dress Code: Cocktail
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to dine and interact with David Williamson in an event that promises to be as enlightening as it is enjoyable.
About David Williamson:
David Williamson AO began his illustrious career with The Coming of Stork at the La Mama Theatre, Carlton, in 1970, which later became the film Stork. He quickly gained prominence with plays like The Removalists and Don's Party in 1971, followed by a string of successes including The Club (1977) and Travelling North (1979). David's work has received numerous accolades, notably for The Removalists, which won the AWGIE Award for best stage play and best script in any medium in 1972. His career spans over five decades, with plays like Emerald City (1987), Dead White Males (1995), and When Dad Married Fury (2012) showcasing his versatility. The 2010s saw continued success, with plays like Sorting Out Rachel (2018) and The Big Time (2019), both achieving box office success.
Williamson's contributions extended beyond the stage, with several of his plays adapted for screen, including The Removalists and Don's Party. His screenwriting achievements include five Australian Film Institute film script awards and twelve AWGIE Awards. Recognized for his cultural impact, Williamson received four honorary doctorates and was named a National Living Treasure by the National Trust in 1997. In 1983, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). His work continues to resonate, with recent plays like Family Values (2020) and upcoming premieres The Great Divide and The Puzzle in 2024, underscoring his enduring influence in Australian theatre and beyond. Williamson resides on Queensland's Sunshine Coast with his writer wife, Kristin Williamson.
Beverages not included in ticket price. The tap-and-go bar will be open on the night.
Monday, 4 March 2024 by 5 pm
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