Brendan Hogan the winner of the 2018 Martin Lysicrates Prize for his play, Farewell, Mr Nippy and is a theatre-maker who writes for children and their families. Scaredy-Cat (2015) and How to Beat a Bully (2016) were both performed by youth ensembles in schools around Australia. In 2017, he received a Creative Victoria grant and wrote The Last Boy on Earth, a new work about sustainability and renewable energy. It was performed in June, 2018. In 2017/18 he was one of four playwrights selected for Playwriting Australia and HotHouse’s ‘Outposts‘ program, working with dramaturg, Lachlan Philpott, on a new work for children called Play Number 4.
Creating original and inspiring theatre for regional communities, Brendan collaborated with the Yackandandah Cemetery Trust and Museum in 2016 for From Here To There in 2016 and Living Memory in 2017, a collaboration with the local aged-care facility.
Brendan has presented at several conferences and festivals as a writer and an advocate for arts in the community, including the War Widows Guild of Victoria and the Writers, Readers and Poets (WRAP) festival and has featured in national print, radio and television media, including The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine and Back Roads (ABC TV). He currently teaches recreational drama classes at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Yackandandah