John Summons


JOHN SUMMONS has been writing stories and plays for adults and children for over thirty years. His children’s novels include “Adventure at Whaler’s Bay”, “My Dad the Duck” and “The Shadow Boy”. As a playwright he has had plays produced by a number of Sydney’s leading theatres and was playwright-in-residence at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre. His plays include “The Coroner’s Report”, “The Sower and the Reaper”, “Lamb of God”, “Grand Tour”, “Massacre at Myall Creek” and “Kamikaze Kate and the Sword of Captain Kuroda”. He has been a high school teacher of English, ESL, history and drama and a lecturer in a course for playwrights at Sydney’s Institute of Technology. His publishers include Cambridge University Press (UK), The Dramatic Publishing Company (USA) and Currency Press (Australia). He also has an interest in e-learning and software development. He authored and programmed an interactive CD “Teacher’s P.E.T.” for the Australian Commonwealth and New South Wales governments to help students with literacy problems.

Masscare at Myall reek

John Summons presents the historical background to his play about the infamous massacre at Myall Creek in New South Wales, Australia. His play “Massacre at Myall Creek” is published by Cambridge University Press.

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