Jonathan Biggins is a playwright and satirist, perhaps best known for co-creating the Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Revue for the last fifteen years. He also wrote the plays “Australia Day” and “The State of the Tasmanian Economy”; co-wrote the musicals “Living in the ‘70s” and “The Republic of Myopia” and with Phil Scott wrote a new libretto for “Orpheus in the Underworld” for Opera Australia. He has written several books, including “The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective Parents” and ‘iKevin”. He was a regular columnist with Farifax’s Good Weekend Magazine for seven years and still contributes when inspiration strikes.
As an actor he has worked for all the state theatre companies, with credits including “Travesties”, “Ying Tong” and “The Venetian Twins”. As a director his recent credits include “Noises off” for STC, “Orpheus in the Underworld” for OA and the national tour of “Australia Day”. He also won a Helpmann Award for his direction of the musical “Avenue Q”.