Jamie Hornsby

Jamie Hornsby is an award-winning playwright, actor, composer and photographer. He recently won the David Williamson Award for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre, alongside an AWGIE award for Claire Della and the Moon.

He has been described in Stage Whispers as “a major voice in Australian playwriting” and The Barefoot Review as “one of the most promising young playwrights in the country today.”

His play, because there was fire, was the inaugural commission from Jopuka Productions and won Best New Work at the Newcastle Fringe Awards before embarking on a national tour. Jamie won the 2018 Flinders University/State Theatre Company South Australia Young Playwrights Award for his play, ASCEND, and he was the runner up for the Australian Theatre Festival’s New Play Award for his play, Python. He has been commissioned twice more by Jopuka Productions, for Transcendence and The Boys on The Bus, as well as serving as a dramaturg on bogan and Very Happy Children With Bright and Wonderful Futures. He has written for State Theatre Company South Australia and ActNow Theatre in their Decameron 2.0 project, and his writing appears on Season 2 of New Wave, an audio-theatre podcast. He is also currently developing Mr. Lucky, a clown-cabaret show with renowned clown Hew Parham.

Jamie is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts as an actor. Jamie has toured metropolitan and regional South Australia with Waxing Lyrical Productions’ Romeo and Juliet and toured to Disneyland, California with Adelaide Youth Theatre’s Bugsy Malone. He is a regular performer for Splash Theatre Company and the Ticklish Allsorts, and he is currently performing in Blinky Bill is On The Loose, a new Australian musical produced by Koala Life/Theatre Bugs, which will tour to the UK in May 2022.

He was the inaugural Artist in Residence at Slingsby, alongside Ellen Graham, with whom he co-founded Madness of Two, an exciting new theatre collective. Their show, Claire Della and the Moon, won two AWGIE awards and is gearing up for a national tour. Madness of Two are currently developing Starweaver, an innovative multi-modal theatrical project, which will premiere in 2023

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Shane and Cathryn Prize for Playwrighting Finalist


  • Comedy
  • Children's

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