Elaine Acworth

Elaine Acworth

Over the last 27 years, Elaine Acworth has practiced as a playwright, researcher, theatre producer, teacher and mentor. She has written award-winning, critically and popularly acclaimed plays, produced these, taught in both specialist workshops and class environments, mentored emerging playwrights, and adjudicated eisteddfods. She thinks that the ecology of theatre practice means we support everyone, at every level, who want to create work. Extraordinary, generation-defining work begins with that thoughtful, observant child in a drama class or a youth theatre group.

Acworth was most recently the Q Anzac 100: Memories for a New Generation Digital Fellow at State Library of Queensland (2018/19), writing the audio spy thriller, Put Out into the Deep which she expects to publish digitally by the end of 2020. Her first audio work, the podcast series, My Father’s Wars, is being developed for live performance by her company, Assembly of Elephants, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

She is pursuing her commitment to the next generation of practitioners and to the changing nature of her craft with Dogs in the Schoolyard, a physical theatre/circus work created with Flipside Circus, scheduled for production with Flipside in November 2020.