Writer & Producer for TV & Theatre
Micharne Cloughley writes research-driven stories about women across a wide range of genres, from television police procedurals to science fiction theatre. She was a story editor and staff writer for seasons 21 - 23 of Law & Order: SVU. Her episodes investigated issues including domestic violence (What Can Happen in the Dark S22: Ep15), children born of rape (If I Knew Then What I Know Now S23: Ep13), and sexual assault within Christian Churches (Did You Believe in Miracles? S23: Ep20, Garland's Baptism by Fire S21: Ep15 & The Burden of Our Choices S21: Ep4).
As a playwright, Micharne was head writer for The Way They Live, and co-wrote The End and the Beginning, which were both performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These plays were produced by The Civilians, the first theatre company in residence in the Museum. She was awarded the Creative Arts Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, where she wrote A Dream Panel of Real Women using the archives of Hazel de Berg, a pioneer oral historian. The play was further developed at the Spark Youth Theatre in Ashfield, Australia, and at The Tank, NYC.
Other plays include 43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy, Flotsam, 99 Phone Calls You Shouldn’t Have Made, You and U.S., Not That Kind of Doll and One Flesh. Her work has been developed or presented in the US by Art House Productions, Australian Theatre Festival, The 24 Hour Plays, Judson Memorial Church, Animus Theatre Company, Australian Made Entertainment and NYC Playwrights and in Australia by the Brisbane Sci-fi Theatre Festival, Holden Street Theatres, Rock Surfers Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia, Griffin Theatre Company, Baggage Productions and the Q Theatre. She previously served as Literary Associate for The Civilians and dramaturg for Be the Death of Me, which premiered at the Irondale Center.
Micharne began her career as a development producer and researcher, for both scripted and unscripted projects in film and television. She has over 10 years of experience in development, production and casting, working for international companies including Eyeworks, Endemol, Fremantle Media and Indievillage.
Micharne holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Playwriting from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) from Charles Sturt University. She is a current mentor for Girls Write Now and writes about the humorous intersection of Australian and American cultures for America Josh.