Hilary Bell is a playwright, lyricist and librettist. Plays include Wolf Lullaby, Fortune, The Falls, The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch, Memmie Le Blanc, The Bloody Bride, The Mysteries: Genesis (with Lally Katz), The Splinter, The White Divers of Broome, Paul Capsis’ Angela’s Kitchen (co-writer) and adaptations of The Seagull, The Hypochondriac and the film The Red Balloon.

Her opera libretto Mrs President (composer, Victoria Bond) was performed at Anchorage Opera in 2012 after a New York City Opera Showcase. The Wedding Song (composer, Douglas Stephen Rae), directed by Jim Sharman for the NIDA Company in 1994. Gothic for Vivid Festival, 2015) and lyrics for Phillip Johnston’s score to Murnau’s Faust, which premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2003. She is the co-creator of bestselling children’s books ‘Alphabetical Sydney’, ‘Numerical Street’ and ‘The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour’. She is a member of playwrights' company 7-On and a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Program, NIDA and AFTRS. She was the Tennessee Williams Fellow 2003-04, and the 2012 Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow at the Sydney Theatre Company.