Leah Purcell is one of this nation's most eminent cultural figures. She is arguably Australia's most outstanding cultural polymath - a multi award-winning author, director, playwright, actor, director, film-maker, theatre-maker and screen-writer. That she directs her prodigious talents towards Indigenous and First Nations themes, characters and issues, has resulted in a body of work already considered canonical in our library and stage history. Her latest work is the award winning The Drover's Wife. This play written and starring Purcell swept all before it in 2017 winning the VIC and NSW Premiers Literary Awards for Best Play, Best Book, Prize for Literature; AWGIE Awards for Best Play, Major Work and the David Williamson Prize; 4 Helpmann Awards for Best Play, Script and the UNESCO City of Sydney Film Award. This all culminated in Leah being placed in the AFR Top 10 Power List for 2017 for Culture. She recently signed the publishing deal to deliver The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson novel in 2019 and will begin filming The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson feature film where she will write, direct and star to be delivered 2020. Leah is a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman from QLD.