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Virginia Gay

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Virginia has written two plays, both recently produced by major theatre companies. Her first – a highly-anticipated, queer, female adaptation of Cyrano (MTC) which she was also starring in – shut down hours before opening due to a lockdown. Her monologue from the play on ABC’s Q&A was watched over a million times in its first week. The production has rescheduled for Sept/Oct 2022.

Her second play, The Boomkak Panto (which she also starred in, and co-directed), was commissioned and produced by Belvoir St Theatre, received rave reviews, featuring new songs by Tony-nominee Eddie Perfect.

She wrote and directed her first short film Paper Cut, which made the Tropfest finals in 2018, and has written 3 solo cabaret shows, performing them around the world, headlining The Famous Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has contributed to Women Of Letters anthologies and she dramaturged and wrote additional material for the STC/Black Swan co-pro The Torrents (starring Celia Pacquola).

She won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress in Calamity Jane, hosted La Clique in The Famous Spiegeltent in Leicester Square, and starred in Mirrah Faulks’ Judy And Punch, premiering at Sundance.

She pretended to be a nurse for years on Channel 7’s All Saints, a high-flying lawyer on Winners and Losers, and a city cop returning to her small-town roots in Jocelyn Moorehouse’s Savage River (ABC/Aquarius Films). This means she has achieved the tv trifecta of Medico/Lawyer/Cop and will scream ‘BINGO!’ whenever you ask her about it.

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