Peta Murray is a writer, dramaturge and teacher. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known plays are Wallflowering and Salt, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. March 2014 saw the premiere of a new work for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a novel inside a reading of a play, with footnotes, and oratorio-as-coda.
Peta holds an MA in Creative Writing from QUT and a Diploma of Creative Industries from Victoria University. Now an HDR candidate at RMIT, her current interests include culture-jamming and performance-based arts activism, and her practice-led research project, Elderflowering: Creative Endurance and the Theatre of Resistance, proposes the “performance essay” as an approach to a queered and speculative non-fiction on themes of the creative life course and of eldering in arts practice.
Peta is co-founder and Creative Director of the not-for-profit arts-and-health organisation, The Groundswell Project.