Melbourne-based author and playwright, Gabriel Bergmoser, has won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for 2015. Theatre People have been reviewing Bergmoser’s plays for the past few years, watching the development of his talent in writing compelling and engaging works.
Bergmoser will fly to New York in November to receive his award.
In 2010 his first play, Windmills, was produced by Misfit Theatre in the Yarra Valley, followed by Life Without Me in 2012. In the same year he self-published the novelised version of Windmills. In 2013 his plays Hometown and Reunion were produced by Centrestage Youth Theatre and Bitten By Productions respectively. In early 2014 his play Below Babylon became one of the most successful independent theatre shows ever performed at the Revolt Theatre, a success echoed by its sequel, Beyond Babylon, which opened in August 2014 at the Butterfly Club, to rave reviews. His most recent play, The Last Supper, opened at the Red Room Theatre in Brunswick to sell out shows and excellent reviews.
In 2015 Bergmoser completed his Master of Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating with First Class Honours for the pilot screenplay of a television series based on Windmills. He has performed for various theatre companies around Victoria, and is a member of the comedy podcast collective Sanspants Radio.
Bergmoser is also a play reviewer for Theatre People, a writer for DenOfGeek.com, WhatCulture.com and a critic for Cultfix.co.uk.