MARY FINSTERER - COMPOSER
Mary Finsterer is one of Australia's most innovative orchestral composers and the Chair of Composition at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. She has been a winner and finalist in numerous APRA AMCOS ART Music Awards with her pieces 'Falling', 'Aerea', 'Lake Ice (Missed Tales No.1)' and 'Darkest Light'. 'Silva' featured in the Ensemble Offspring program at the Sydney Opera House before touring nationally. Mary's score for Shirley Barrett's feature South Solitary was released on ABC Classics I Universal. She has won many awards in Europe, Britain, USA and Canada and represented Australia in five International Society for Contemporary Music festivals.
TOM WRIGHT- LIBRETTIST
Tom Wright has written for the stage since the early 1990s. He was Associate Director of Sydney Theatre Company 2004-12 and is currently Associate Artist at Belvoir. His plays and adaptations include: A Journal of the Plague Year, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ubu, This Is a True Story, Lorile, Babes in the Wood, Tense Dave, The Odyssey, The Lost Echo, Criminology (with Lally Katz), Tales From the Vienna Woods, The Women of Troy, The War of the Roses , The Duel, Baal, Optimism, Oresteia, On the Misconception of Oedipus , The Histrionic, Black Diggers and Picnic at Hanging Rock.