Adam Grossetti

Adam Grossetti was born in Innisfail, Far North Queensland and raised in Cairns. His plays include Dogs, Pitchfork, Lost Lagoon, ...

Adam J.A Cass

Having written approximately forty produced plays, ing the Emerging Writer Award at the 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival, continues to be produced ...

Adriane Daff

Adriane Daff is an actor and theatre-maker based in Perth, Western Australia. She is an Artistic Associate of Side Pony ...

Alana Valentine

In 2013, Alana Valentine won three AWGIE Awards, including the Major AWGIE, the inaugural David Wiliamson Prize and the Youth and ...

Alexandra Collier

Alexandra is playwright who has worked in the US at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, New Group, Women’...

Alison Rooke

Alison Rooke is a writer and dramaturg from Sydney. A graduate of NIDA and AFTRS, Alison also has an MA (...

Amy Bell

Based in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, Amy is inspired by remote landscapes and the darker interactions of human ...

Andrea James

Andrea James is a Yorta Yorta/ Gunnaikurnai woman and graduate of VCA. She was Artistic Director of Melbourne Workers’ Theatre 2001...

Andrew McGahan

Andrew McGahan was born in Dalby, Queensland, and died in Victoria in 2019 at age fifty-two. Most of his adult life, ...

Angela Betzien

Angela Betzien is a multi award winning writer and a founding member of independent theatre company Real TV. The Dark ...

Angus Cerini

Angus Cerini is a writer, performer and director with a background in dance and the creation of works of performance ...

Anna Yen

Anna Yen is a performer, director, theatre-maker, movement teacher, writer and Feldenkrais Method ® practitioner. Anna’s work spans theatre, contemporary ...

Anne Harris

Dr Anne Harris is an American-Australian playwright and Senior Lecturer in Creative Arts Education at Monash University (Melbourne) and has ...

Anne-Louise Sarks

Anne-Louise Sarks is the resident director at Belvoir. She works professionally as an actor, director and dramaturg. In 2011, Anne-Louise held ...

Anthony Newcastle

Anthony has worked as a freelance artist with Kooemba Jdarra for the past three years. During this time, Anthony has ...

Arnold Denham

Not much is know about Arnold Denham, other than that he was born Arnold Denham Boulger, circa 1873, that he worked ...

Arthur Adams

Arthur Henry Adams, born in Otago, New Zealand in 1872, was a poet, playwright, journalist and novelist, committed to the development ...

Arwin Arwin

Arwin Arrived in Australia in 2012; he left Afghanistan in hope of a new home and a new life. He began ...

Benjamin Schostakowski

Benjamin Schostakowski graduated from Directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2013. Benjamin directed and wrote A Tribute of ...

Binh Duy Ta

Binh Duy Ta was trained in mime and acting in Vietnam. Binh came to Australia in 1988 to attend the International ...

Brad Jennings

Brad Jennings is the Artistic Director of Markwell Presents. Brad has been writing, directing and producing live performance with young ...

Breakthrough Cre8tive Training

Breakthrough Cre8tive Training's Inez Fainga’a was born in Fiji to Tongan parents and raised in a small Aboriginal ...

Brendan Cowell

BRENDAN COWELL is a writer and director working in theatre, film and television. Brendan wrote and directed the feature film ...

Brendan Ewing

Born and raised in Hong Kong then moving to Perth at 17, Brendan Ewing began playing electric bass, singing and writing ...

Bridget Boyle

Bridget Boyle is part of the artistic ensemble for deBASE Productions, which employs a highly physical and collaborative approach to ...

Campion Decent

Campion Decent has worked in the arts for more than 20 years, most recently as Artistic Director of HotHouse Theatre. His ...

Caroline Dunphy

Caroline is the Co-Artistic Director at Belloo Creative and a current Artistic Associate at NORPA. She has worked ...

Christine Comans

Christine Comans is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. She has had a ...

Christopher Bryant

Christopher Bryant is a Sydney and Melbourne based theatre-maker who has been writing since he was too small to remember ...

Cievash Arean

Cieavash was born in Tehran, Iran. The instruments that he performs include Kamanche, Nay, Tar, Flute, Daf ( hand drum), Zorna ... ...

Claire Christian

Claire Christian is a youth arts facilitator, writer and theatre-maker from Queensland. In 2013 she was selected as one of the ...

Dan Giovannoni

Dan Giovannoni is a playwright and arts educator. He has written plays for adults and children, including the multi-award-winning and ...

Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans is a writer, listener, libertine and pop aficionado. Partial to the fantastical and absurd, Daniel wrote his first ...

Daniel Keene

Daniel Keene has written for the theatre since 1979. He has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama twice, ...

David Atfield

David Atfield received a BA from UNSW in 1986, simultaneously studying acting at Hayes Gordon’s Ensemble Studios. He helped form ‘...

David Brown

David Brown has been commissioned to write for the Brisbane Festival (1998), the FreeWheels Theatre Company (2000) and the Queensland Arts Council (2003) ...

David Burton

David Burton is an award-winning writer from Queensland, Australia. Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed was his first professionally ...

David Megarrity

David Megarrity is a writer, composer, musician and performer creating at the intersection of music, performance and projected image. His ...

David Morton

David Morton is the Artistic Director of the Dead Puppet Society as well as a freelance director, designer and puppet ...

Deborah Mailman

Deborah Mailman is one of Australia’s most popular and successful actors who received national acclaim in 1998 winning both the ...

Dorothy Blewett

Dorothy Blewett was born in Northcote, Victoria, in 1898. She won a scholarship to the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne for ...

Elaine Acworth

Elaine Acworth has been writing for performance for more than 20 years with a break in the middle for the birth ...

Elise Greig

Elise Greig came to writing through acting. She is a Matilda Award-winning actor, having been recognised for her outstanding contribution ...

Emilie Collyer

Emilie Collyer writes plays, fiction and poetry. Theatre Awards and shortlisting of note include: The Good Girl (Green Room Nomination, ...

Emily Calder

Emily Calder is a graduate of NIDA’s Playwrights Studio and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of ...

Emma Mary Hall

Emma is an Australian actor, writer and theatre-maker. Ode to Man (2017) is Emma's second full-length theatre work. Her first, We ...

Errol O'Neill

Errol O’Neill has worked since the early 1970s as an actor, playwright, director, dramaturg and producer, specialising in the ...

Eugene Gilfedder

Eugene Gilfedder has been involved with professional theatre and music performance since 1981. In that time he has accrued more than 100 ...

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Finegan has had 70 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into five languages and was an inaugural recipient of ...

Future D. Fidel

  Future D Fidel was born in eastern DRC. In 1996 during the civil war, he was forced to flee as ...

Gail Evans

Gail Evans is a Darwin-based writer and performer. She is the co-artistic director of Knock-em-down Theatre (with Stephen Carleton) and ...

George Landen Dann

George Landen Dann was one of Australia’s most prominent early playwrights. Born in 1904, George developed a lifelong interest in ...

Helen Howard

Helen Howard is an actor, writer, acting coach, dialect coach and co-founder (with Michael Futcher) of Matrix Theatre. As a ...

Henrietta Drake-Brockman

Henrietta Drake-Brockman was born in Perth in 1901 and was schooled in both Australia and Scotland before attending University in Western ...

Henrietta Marrie

Henrietta Marrie (Masters in Environmental and Local Government Law; Dip. T; Grad. Dip. of Arts [Indigenous Studies]) is an Elder ...

Henry Melville

Henry Melville (1799 – 1873) was a journalist, publisher and playwright living in Hobart, Australia. In March 1830 he bought the Colonial Times and ...

Ian Brown

Ian (aka E.C.) Brown originally trained as an actor at James Cook University in Townsville, graduating in 1984. He worked ...

Indija N. Mahjoeddin

Indija Mahjoeddin is an Australian-Indonesian writer/performer whose performance practice has consciously engaged her Sumatran heritage. She first formulated ideas ...

Jane Bodie

Jane Bodie is a playwright, screenwriter, teacher and dramaturg. Jane’s plays include Music (Griffin 2014) Hinterland (NIDA 2013) This Years Ashes (...

Jane Modric

Jane Modric is a writer and musician who lives in Cairns, North Queensland. She is the author of several plays, ...

Janis Balodis

Janis Balodis was born in Australia of Latvian parents who settled in North Queensland after the Second World War. His ...

Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy is a Sydney-based playwright. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Playwriting (NIDA) and Bachelor of ...

Jo Turner

Jo Turner is a writer-director and actor. He is a graduate of Melbourne University (B.A/B.COM) and the ...

John AD Fraser

John AD Fraser: Rock Surfers has produced three of John AD Fraser’s plays, including All the Rage and Rock, ...

John Armstrong

John Armstrong is one of Australia’s leading writers of television for young audiences. Over the last twenty years he ...

Joyce Taylor

Joyce Jattu Taylor was born in Monrovia, Liberia. Due to civil war, Joyce was forced to leave her homeland at ...

Julia-Rose Lewis

Julia-Rose Lewis is a writer based in Sydney. Julia has worked with companies including Belvoir St, Queensland Theatre Company, The ...

Julian Hobba

Julian Hobba is a theatre writer and director and the Artistic Director of Aspen Island Theatre Company, a contemporary Australian ...

Kate Mulvany

A BA graduate from Curtin University and an actress who has played leads with major Australian theatre companies in addition ...

Katherine Lyall-Watson

Katherine is a playwright and the Co-Artistic Director of Belloo Creative, which is ...

Kathryn Ash

Kathryn Ash has worked for over twenty-five years in theatre, as a performer, writer and dramaturge and is a co-founder ...

Kathryn Marquet

Kathryn is an actor and a playwright. Her theatre performances include Magpie (Playlab),  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass ...

Katy Warner

Katy Warner is a playwright and actor based in Melbourne. She studied playwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts, ...

Kylie Coolwell

Kylie Coolwell started out as an actor after graduating from NIDA in Acting in 2007. She has acted in plays for ...

Lachlan Philpott

Lachlan is a Sydney-based writer, dramaturge, teacher and director. As a recipient of an Australia Council Literature Residency, he will ...

Lally Katz

Lally Katz is the most frequently produced Australian playwright of her generation. Her recent work includes Neighbourhood Watch at Belvoir, ...

Leah Mercer

Leah Mercer is a director/deviser/writer with the ensemble The Nest which develops and produces new works for performance. ...

Lili Sanchez

Lili Sanchez is the Cultural Competency Coordinator at MDA. Lili arrived in Australia in 1988 as a Refugee on a Humanitarian ...

Lily Fish

Lily Fish is a Melbourne based writer, director and performer. She is a graduate of the National Theatre Drama School (2009...

Linda Hassall

Linda has worked in the theatre industry as a director, dramaturge and playwright for 20 years. Her first play Post Office ...

Linden Wilkinson

Linden Wilkinson graduated from NIDA as an actor in 1976; since then she has performed with theatre companies across the country ...

Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill is a freelance performer, choreographer, performance director and educator working across multiple art forms in dance, theatre, ...

Liz Skitch

Liz works as an actor/ writer/ director and comedian. She studied drama at the Queensland University of Technology and following ...

Lorna Bol

Lorna Bol came to playwriting from a background in theatre, having worked as an actress, director and producer. Bol began ...

Louis Esson

Louis Esson was born Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson in 1878 in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he was three years old Esson and ...

Lynne Bradley

Lynne Bradley has worked as a director, choreographer, performer and actor-trainer in Brisbane and abroad for the past 25 years. In 1992 ...

Marcel Dorney

Marcel Dorney is a writer, director and performer. He was born in Brisbane, graduated from the University of Queensland, and ...

Marcus Clarke

Marcus Clarke was born in London in 1846 and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1862 following the death of his father. Known ...

Margaret Hickey

Margaret Hickey is a playwright and a lecturer at La Trobe University, Shepparton. She is currently undertaking a PhD in ...

Margery Forde

Margery’s playwrighting credits include commissions for La Boite Theatre - James and Johnno and Milo’s Wake. International productions ...

Margi Brown-Ash

Margi Brown Ash: deviser/performer/writer/director/acting trainer/ psychotherapist. Trained/ worked in USA, Europe, Australia. Brisbane is home: writing, ...

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers is a writer, director, and theatre-maker. His work includes; as a writer: The Buck (TRS), Blood Pressure (TRS, ...

Mark Sheppard

Born and raised in Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Mark Sheppard is a Muluridgi/ Mbarbarrum man. Currently working for La Boite ...

Maryanne Lynch

Maryanne Lynch works across art forms as a writer, director and dramaturge, and has won several awards for her work. ...

Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan's work includes: Brisbane (Queensland Theatre Company 2015), Kelly (Queensland Theatre Company National Australian Tour 2015/Queensland Theatre Company 2012), Packed co-written ...

Matthew Whittet

Matthew Whittet is an actor and writer who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for the past 15 years. ...

Max Afford

Max Afford was born in Adelaide in 1906 and began writing as a reporter. Soon he found himself in the groundbreaking ...

Maxine Mellor

Maxine Mellor is a multi-award-winning young playwright from Queensland. She won QTC’s Young Playwrights Award (2001, 2002, 2003); the George Landen Dann ...

May Jasper

May Jasper has been involved with a number of projects at La Mama Theatre including Speaking, her first play to ...

Melita Rowston

Melita Rowston is a writer, director and sometime performer. She is a graduate of VCA (BFA- Painting), NIDA (Directing) and ...

Merlynn Tong

Merlynn Tong is an Actor and Playwright. Some of her recent performances include White Pearl (Sydney Theatre Company & National ...

Michael Andrew Collins

Michael Andrew Collins is a writer from Perth who lives in Sydney. He has been nominated for the Patrick White (...

Michael Beresford

Michael’s produced works include Persona non Grata 2, Dump, Body Parts, Ginger Boy, and Snap. Formerly artistic director of HardSun ...

Michael Forde

With his partner, Margery, Michael co-wrote for La Boite Milo’s Wake (published by Currency Press. Winner 2001 New South Wales ...

Michael Futcher

Michael Futcher has worked over the past 25 years with many of Queensland’s major theatre companies in various capacities, including ...

Michael Watts

Michael Watts wrote Train Dancing for the Adelaide Festival and Under the Rain Tree for Red Dust Theatre Productions before ...

Michele Lee

Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and theatre-maker working across stage and audio. Her works are about female identity, otherness, ...

Mike Dickinson

After working as a director and lecturer in Britain, Mike relocated to Australia in 1994. He was appointed the Artistic Director ...

Monkey Baa

Monkey Baa was established in 1997 by three actors, Tim McGarry, Sandra Eldridge and Eva Di Cesare. Based in Sydney, the ...

Muhammed Akram

Muhammad Akram was born in Quetta, Pakistan. He is from the Hazara People who are originally from the central highlands ...

Nadine McDonald-Dowd

Nadine McDonald was the Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts Company from 2001 to 2004. She first joined Kooemba in 1996 ...

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui is a writer and Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman. She was an associate artist at Belvoir from 2012 ...

Ngoc Phan

Ngoc is an actor and playwright based in Brisbane. Some of her theatre performances include The Mathematics of Longing and ...

Nick Atkins

NICK ATKINS is a playwright and director. He graduated from UNSW with a BA Media and Communications with 1st Class ...

Noëlle Janaczewska

Noëlle Janaczewska writes plays, performance texts, monologues, poetry, essays, gallery and on-line explorations, and radio scripts across drama and ...

Norman Price

Norman Price, (playwright/director/actor/theatre scholar), graduated from NIDA (Acting) in 1961. Norman has worked for over 30 years in the ...

Patricia Cornelius

Patricia Cornelius is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter and dramaturg. She has written over 25 plays and they include: Do Not Go ...

Playlab

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Priscilla Jackman

Priscilla is a director of theatre and opera, whose background in acting has informed her work in both Sydney and ...

Rachael Coopes

Rachael Coopes was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Marten Bequest Scholarship in 2004 and studied theatre in Paris at ...

Randolph Bedford

George Randolph Bedford was born in Sydney in 1868 and started writing as a journalist in the late 1880s in response ...

Rebecca Sparrow

Rebecca Sparrow’s first novel The Girl Most Likely was published in 2003. It was the joint winner for the citywide ...

Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan is an award-winning Brisbane-based playwright, whose work has been performed in the UK, Australia, and the United States. ...

Robert Kronk

Robert is the co-founder and director of deBASE productions, one of Queensland’s leading youth theatre companies. He has a ...

Rod Ainsworth

Rod Ainsworth is a creative producer, writer and director working in Bundaberg in regional Queensland. Together with three other people ...

Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett’s (1948-1997) plays include Funerals and Circuses, Up the Ladder and Yowie. An indigenous playwright, Bennett managed to ...

Ross Mueller

Ross Mueller is a multi-award winning playwright. Currently Ross is working on The Right Fit a long form 6 ...

Russell Leonard

Russell Leonard is a singer, dancer, actor, acrobat and puppeteer whose recent involvement in King Kong the musical won him ...

Sam O'Sullivan

Originally from Perth, Sam completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University, majoring in Film and Television before moving to ...

Sam Watson

Sam wrote his first published novel, The Dadaitcha Sung in 1990. He won the National Indigenous Writer of the Year in 1991. ...

Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson has previously been published for her journalism in Arts Hub and Beat, for her poetry in fourWtwenty and ...

Sandra Eldridge

Sandra Eldridge is a WAAPA acting graduate and has a Master of Arts (Practice) for directing CSU. As a director ...

Sara West

Sara West is a Sydney-based actor and writer who has worked with some of Australia’s leading theatre and television ...

Sarah Hope

Sarah Hope is an emerging playwright and theatre-maker who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008. Sarah has experience in ...

Sasha Janowicz

Sasha Janowicz is primarily an actor who grew up in Minsk, Belarus. He graduated from the literature department of the ...

Sean Mee

Throughout his career, Sean has pursued his passion for creating and producing Australian theatre with a particular emphasis on the ...

shake & stir theatre co.

Established in 2006, shake & stir has become one of Australia's leading contemporary youth theatre companies. shake & stir theatre co-currently, ...

Shane Pike

Shane is a writer/director based in Brisbane, Australia. He has a PhD (Performing Arts — Directing) from the Western Australian ...

Shaun Charles

Shaun Charles is a playwright and director. His plays include Rio Saki and Other Falling Debris, Three Points ...

Side Pony Productions

Side Pony Productions supports the productions of director Zoe Pepper. Under her leadership the company creates predominantly devised theatre; building ...

Silva A Sal

Silva A Sal is a director, writer and performer. He has worked across the middle east on multiple productions prior ...

SNAFU Theatre

SNAFU Theatre: May Jasper and Sam Wilson founded SNAFU Theatre in 2002, collaborating to produce eight original theatre pieces, all directed ...

Steele Rudd

On Or Selection took on its first form as a book written by Arthur Hoey Davis (known as Steele Rudd) ...

Stefo Nantsou

STEFO NANTSOU has been writing, directing and acting in over 150 theatre productions in his almost 40 year career. Specialising in theatre-in-education, ...

Stephen Carleton

Stephen Carleton is a Brisbane-based practitioner. He is the winner of the 2004/5 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award with his play Constance ...

Stephen Davis

Born in Glasgow, Stephen was inspired to write by his grandfather, Alfred. Alfred wrote poems about his false teeth. Stephen’...

Steve Pirie

Steve Pirie is an actor, playwright, and designer based in Brisbane. He is currently in his final year of his ...

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers was born in Newcastle, grew up in Tasmania, and spent a couple of years in Canberra before training ...

Steven Gration

Steven Gration is a professional freelance Actor, Teacher, Director, Writer and Puppeteer. Steve has taught Drama, Acting and Media Studies ...

Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kukuyalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples. He studied at the Aboriginal ...

Sue Hayes

Graduating from the Ensemble Studios, Sue has performed, co-written & devised various physical theatrical pieces including Women on Wings, Ode ...

Sue Rider

Sue Rider is a Brisbane-based director, writer and dramaturg who interprets existing works and pursues the development of new writing ...

Sue Smith

Sue Smith is an experienced and multi-award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Her credits include the recent ABC telefilm Mabo, the miniseries ...

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller is a multi-award winning Australian/ International playwright. She is a NIDA graduate, has an MA from UNSW in ...

Sven Swenson

Dubbed 'The Bard of Brisbane' by fellow playwright Michael Gow, Sven Swenson is acclaimed for works within his interconnected series, ...

Tahli Corin

Tahli Corin graduated as an actor from the Centre for the Performing Arts (ACArts) in 2002. Her debut play Bumming With ...

Tammy Weller

Since graduating in 2006 from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts majoring in Acting, Tammy has ...

Tara Clark

Tara Clark has always found it incredibly difficult talking about herself. A graduate of the Actors’ College of Theatre and ...

Therese Collie

Therese Collie toured with the Popular Theatre Troupe before studying at the Lecoq School in Paris. ...

Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Tobias Manderson-Galvin is a contemporary Australian playwright, poet and performance maker, best known as co-Founder/Creative Director of MKA: Theatre ...

Tom Gardiner

Tom trained as an actor at QUT and worked in Brisbane Theatre for several years with companies including Queensland Theatre ...

Tom Holloway

Tom Holloway is a multi-award winning playwright whose work has been seen internationally. In 2016, he has been librettist on the ...

Tom Wright

Tom Wright started as a member of Barrie Kosky’s Gilgul in the early 90s, then with Michael Kantor’s ...

Victoria Carless

Victoria Carless has performance writing credits with Backbone Youth Arts, Queensland Theatre Company, Just Us Theatre Ensemble, Mudlark Theatre, The ...

Wayne Blair

Wayne Blair is an award winning writer and director for both film and theatre. His film and television credits include; ...

Wesley Enoch

Wesley Enoch is one of Australia’s busiest theatre directors. Originally from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah) he is a proud Noonuccal ...

Zoë Coombs Marr

Zoë Coombs Marr is a writer, theatre-maker and comedian. She grew up in Grafton, where she and her best friend ...

Zoe Pepper

Zoe Pepper is a director and writer whose practice spans theatre, film and participatory gaming. She is a recipient of ...