Shaun Charles is a produced and published playwright. His play Rio Saki and Other Falling Debris won the George Landen Dann Award for Queensland playwrights, and is published by Playlab Press. Other works include Paradise the Musical (published by Playlab Press) and the stage adaptations of two Andrew McGahan novels, including the Miles Franklin Award winning The White Earth and Last Drinks (both adaptations are available from Playlab Press). He has also written a libretto for Opera Queensland, Dirty Apple. In the past, he has written various arts articles for The Courier Mail and The Australian and has taught playwriting and theatre studies at Griffith University for a number of years.