Robert Chuter (born 23 April 1964) is an Australian theatre director, film director and producer.
Robert John Chuter was born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia on 23 April 1964, the only son of Rita Spalding and English emigrant Harry Chuter. Chuter attended the Victorian College of Arts - Drama School and in 1983 graduated from the Swinburne Film and Television School.
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (Monash) The Seagull (Guild Theatre, 1976) The Polish Girl (Playbox Theatre, 1977) Plague Island (La Mama Theatre, 1986)
The Polish Girl (Playbox Theatre, 1977) Stravanganaza (Napier Street Theatre, 1992) No Room for Dreamers (La Mama Theatre/Spoleto Fringe Festival, 1986) Life (Randall Theatre, St. Martins Theatre, 1991) The Secret Garden (Rippon Lea, 1994) Fresh Pleasures (Pleasance Theatre, London, 2005) Anne of Green Gables (Rippon Lea, 1996)
In 2009, Chuter directed a feature film titled The Dream Children.
Awards and nominations
- AAV Australia Award Winner - Best Production - The Mortal Coil
- Green Room Award Winner - Best Production - In Angel Gear
- Victorian Premier's Literary Award Winner - Louis Esson Prize for Drama – The Hive
- Short & Sweet Melbourne 2007 –People's Choice Award Top 30 – Almost
- Short & Sweet Melbourne 2007 Nomination - Best Independent Theatre Company – Almost - Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre
- Short & Sweet Melbourne 2007 Nomination - Judges' Choice – Best Overall Production – Almost
- Short & Sweet Melbourne 2007 Nomination - Best Director – Almost – Robert Chuter
- Melbourne Writers’ Theatre/Melborn08/Playspotting – People’s Choice Award – The Needle and the Damage Done
- Jones, Liz with Burstall, Betty & Garner, Helen – La Mama: The Story of a Theatre, McPhee Gribble/Penguin Books, 1988 p. 11, 78, 79, 80, 87, 100, 104, 107, 108
- Milne, Geoffrey – Theatre Australian (un)listed: Australian Theatre Since the 1950s, Rotopi, 2004 p. 304
- Jones, Liz (editor) – The La Mama Collection: Six Plays for the 1990s, Currency Press, 1997 p. viii, 3
- Steel, Brett (editor) – Melborn08’s Playspotting, Melbourne Writers Theatre/Ligare, 2008 p. 4, 5, 9, 14, 59
- Breslin, Anthony – “Frantic Bloom”, Melbourne Books, 2010 p. 5, 227
- Paterson, Barbara Renegades: Australia's first film school from Swinburne to VCA, Helicon Press, 1996, p. 184
- Martinetti, Ron – The James Dean Story, Pinnacle Books, 1975 p. 177