Lally Katz is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. She studied playwriting at Londons Royal Court Theatre. Her plays include Frankenstein, The Black Swan of Trespass, The Eisteddfod, Criminology (with Tom Wright) and Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart. Her 2009 play, Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, received the State Library of Victorias Louis Esson Prize for Drama. Awards include several Green Room and Melbourne Fringe Awards, and a New York International Fringe Festival Producers Choice Award.