country of citizenship: Australia
language of expression: English
occupation: playwright, actor
award received: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Raymond Evenor Lawler OBE (born 23 May 1921) is an Australian actor, dramatist, producer and director. His most notable play was his tenth, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1953), which had its premiere in Melbourne in 1955. The play changed the direction of Australian drama. The story of The Doll is preceded by Kid Stakes, set in 1937, when the characters of The Doll are young adults, and then Other Times, which is set in 1945 and includes most of the same characters.
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