NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Lachlan Parry is an emerging writer who is interested in authentic and inclusive queer storytelling with an MFA in Writing for Performance from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Lachlan also studied scripted television at Regent’s University in London. His aim is to tell stories about queerness that move the narrative forward into a future where it is not just represented on screen and stage; but celebrated. His work often explores themes such as grief, family, mental health, sexual assault and queerness, building on his own lived experience to find new angles to tell difficult stories.
While in London he wrote and co-directed a new work titled Three Sisters, which played at the Marylebone Theatre. His second play, How to Win a Plebiscite (and Tennis) featured at the end of 2022 in NIDA’s Festival of Emerging Artists.
Lachlan has written two short films, notably Tonight’s the Night and Coffee, which have both featured in local and international film festivals. Lachlan was recently shortlisted for the Born Writers Award for his short film script This House is Mine Now which is slated for production in early 2023.
He was a featured writer for the 2019 anthology Infinite Threads and has been published in Vertigo, Astray and Anaerkillik. He was also a member of ATYP’s 2022 National Studio. Lachlan pays his respects to the Gadigal people as the traditional owners and storytellers of the land on which he lives and works.