Tee is a multi-award winning international playwright recently turned novelist.
Writers can and should be stimulated by nature and animals.
Tee O’Neill has spent her life both writing and exploring ways to inspire writing in other writers. She believes writers can and should be stimulated by nature and animals and Piggery Hill has been created with this aim to support writers unleash their creativity.
Tee O’Neill’s writing has been awarded the Edward Albee Award, RE Ross Trust Playwright’s Award, the Siena College International Play Award and an International Residency at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She has been the recipient of a nomination for the NSW and WA Premier’s Award, Griffin Award, commendation for the Louis Esson Prize, 2 AWGIE award the ANPC/New Drama Award. 2 Patrick White Play Award as well as the Wal Cherry Award and Corcadorca Play of the Year in Ireland She has received writing grants from the Australia Council and Arts Victoria, Sidney Myer Fund, Ian Potter Foundation and the Sydney Theatre Company. She is working with a Film Victoria grant to adapt her Play Best Possible World into a film script and wrote the book for the narrative concert Tapestry for Luka Bloom and Deborah Burne.
She has been an Affiliate Writer for the Melbourne Theatre Company and been produced and commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company, MTC, Playbox,Theatre @ Risk, White Whale Theatre and New York University
She has been a lecturer in script and creative writing for thirteen years including three years at the New York University (School of TISCH) In 2008 she was the William Evans Fellow in Playwriting at Otago University and in 2009 a Visiting Play Writing Fellow for the National University of Singapore and lecturer in dramatic structure at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore
Her play BARASSI was nominated for the WA Premier’s Award, was on the VCE Schools list and had toured Victoria and Tasmania. BEST POSSIBLE WORLD is the first Australian play to be selected for presentation at the 7th annual HotInk International play festival in association with the New York Atlantic Theatre Company.
Her first novel The Strident was commended for the Jim Hamilton New Manuscript Award.
Read more at https://teeoneill.com
Robin has taught writing for the last ten years, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Montana Western, and most recently at Clark University. She has led retreats and intensive creative writing workshops across the US and in Europe.
Robin founded High Plains Writing and leads @ Ike’s Canyon Ranch in the high plains desert of central Nevada and around the world.
About Piggery Hill
To explore new artistic territory, to excite ourselves and ignite out work, a writer also needs a third element, a bit of pressure. We need risk in order to leave our comfort zones, our time zones, hemispheres. A little push off the cliff’s edge.
About Writing and Equine Therapy
Hanging out with horses in their natural state under an open sky can reveal your true nature and a deeper knowledge of the story you are writing. The intuitive space created by horses stimulates your senses, can reveal your true energy, desire and intention in your writing. Horses playfulness, curiosity and animal presence can re-invigorate your own curiosity, playfulness and animal energy in your writing and in your life.
The writing with Horses Workshop provides you with a safe, nurturing environment to explore your creative selves and better understand the elements within which may be holding you back. No previous horse experience is required.