Michael Gurr, Australian playwright, Died at 55

Michael Gurr was born on October 29, 1961, and died on May 2, 2017.

He was an Australian playwright, author, speech writer, and screenwriter.

He was a student at the National Theatre Drama School (NTDS) in St Kilda, Victoria.

At that time he wrote a number of short plays which were sent to Ray Lawler, then Literary Advisor to the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC).

He was invited to be Writer in Residence at the MTC and it was there that his first plays were produced in 1982.

Some of his best work include Crazy Brave and Sex Diary of an Infidel.

Michael Gurr worked as a speechwriter for a number of years for Steve Bracks.

Gurr was survived by his partner Brandon Hardie Jones and siblings.

Michael Gurr passed away at 55 years old.