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Michael Gow was educated at the University of Sydney. While at university he became involved with the Sydney University Dramatic Society, consolidating his career in drama. During the 1980s he was cast in many film, television and theatre productions, including the feature film Stir and the television series The Young Doctors. Gow's writing for television also includes his adaptation of Edens Lost which won the 1989 AFI Award for Best Mini Series Screenplay.
Gow's first play, The Kid, was workshopped in 1982 and produced soon after. He has since written a number of plays, the most admired being Away (1986) which dramatizes the Australian ritual of the annual Christmas holiday at the beach. This play won many awards and continues to be produced in Australia and overseas. Gow has also dramatised Australia's colonial history in Europe (1987) and 1841 (1988).
Gow is a widely admired and highly sought after Director. Since the late 1980s he has directed plays for many theatre companies and festivals, primarily the Sydney Theatre Company. In 1999 he was appointed Artistic Director/CEO of the Queensland Theatre Company. He remained in that role until August 2010 when he returned to full-time writing.
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