Glyn Roberts

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Glyn Roberts
Born (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 34)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Victorian College of the Arts at University of Melbourne & Monash University
Occupation Playwright, producer, dramaturg, educator, amateur wrestler, cat food scientist, hand jibber provider
Home town Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awards Green Room Award For Contribution to Independent Theatre Melbourne (Co-Recipient); Short Listed Patrick White Award 2012; Long Listed Griffin Award 2012

Glyn Roberts (17 November 1982) is an Australian playwright, producer and educator.


Roberts has a Masters in Writing for Performance from Victorian College of the Arts.[1]

He is the co-founder and former Creative Director of Melbourne's new writing theatre: MKA: Theatre of New Writing until September 2013.[2][3] He is currently Program Manager at Brisbane's premiere contemporary theatre company, La Boite Theatre Company. The MKA: Theatre of New Writing was the 2012 recipient of the Green Room Special Award for Contribution to Independent Theatre in Melbourne.

Roberts' play Triangle was short-listed for the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights' Award [4] and received two nominations for the 2012 Green Room Award (Theatre-Independent) for Tania Dickson (Direction) and Production.[5] His play She Dances Like a Bomb was placed on the highly commended list for the 2013 Griffin Award.[6]

As of September 2013 he is a writer-in-residence with Red Stitch Actors' Theatre.[7]


  • The Flock and the Nest, directed by Gary Abrahams, St Michael's Drama Studio and Red Stitch Writers, 2014[8]
  • She Dances Like a Bomb, Master of Writing for Performance Public Reading Program, 2012[9]
  • Triangle directed by Tanya Dickson, MKA: Theatre of New Writing, 2012[10]
  • The Horror Face directed by Felix Ching Ching Ho, MKA: Theatre of New Writing, 2011[11]


  1. ^ "La Boite appoints new Program Manager", September 4, 2013
  2. ^ Peard, Anne-Marie. "Melbourne Fringe: Kids Killing Kids", September 28, 2013
  3. ^ "Theatre of New Writing". MKA. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. ^ Usher, Robin. "Playwright bites into dark suburban forces" Sydney Morning Herald, July 16, 2012
  5. ^ James, Erin. 2012 Green Room Award Nominations Announced",February 19, 2013
  6. ^ "Griffin Award Shortlist Announced", May 9, 2013
  7. ^ "A chat with Glyn Roberts", accessed October 23, 2015
  8. ^ The Flock and the Nest, accessed October 23, 2015
  9. ^ "Public Reading Program", accessed October 24, 2015
  10. ^ Woodhead, Cameron. "'Triangle' Review", July 27, 2012
  11. ^ Woodhead, Cameron. The Horror Face Sydney Morning Herald, June 27, 2011