Sally Alrich-Smythe

Sally is an award-winning Sydney-based screenwriter and playwright. With three years’ experience in the plot room of Channel 7’s HOME AND AWAY under her belt, she’s an efficient note-taker. In fact, she unapologetically describes herself as a total ‘nerd’ for admin!

After studying Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney (2012-2014), she trained at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2016 for Musical Theatre, and later returned there to do her Master of Fine Arts: Writing for Performance in 2018. Currently, she is working full time as Senior Storyliner on HOME AND AWAY, where she is also a regular script writer. Her play WAVELENGTH won The 2023 New Play Award, and was performed at Theatre Row in New York City, November 2023. Her tv pilot script DIRTY ROAD was a ‘highly commended’ finalist for The Australian Writer’s Guild’s Monte Miller Award 2021 and is currently under development as an eight-part television series with CJZ Productions.

In 2021, Sally was a Fresh Ink Writer Resident at The Australian Theatre for Young People, where she also worked as an educator and divisor for the theatre maker workshops. Her playwriting credits include THE STARGAZERS PROJECT (Periscope Productions/ Melbourne Council of the Arts, 2020), and HOMESICK (The Old 505, 2019).

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Sally Alrich-Smythe

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