Hilary Bell writes for stage, radio, screen and music theatre.
Hilary’s plays have been produced nationally around Australia, by The Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Black Swan, Deckchair, La Boite, NORPA, The National Theatre of Parramatta, Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Vitalstatistix, NIDA and The Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Internationally she’s been produced in Europe, in the USA by companies including Atlantic and Steppenwolf, and in the UK by The National’s Connections programme.
Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell have been friends since they met in Paris in 1995. Antonia is an architect and illustrator, and Hilary is a playwright and lyricist. Their friendship turned into a collaboration when they created the bestselling Alphabetical Sydney. The book has inspired a museum exhibition, a musical, and many Book Week costumes. Hilary and Antonia continue to make books together that explore themes of place and belonging, with Numerical Street and most recently, Summer Time.
They will be presenting in collaboration, the Primary Creative Writing Workshop and our Community Storytelling event on Sunday afternoon.