Glyn Roberts

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Glyn Roberts
Born (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 36)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Alma materVictorian College of the Arts at University of Melbourne & Monash University
OccupationPlaywright, producer, dramaturg, educator
Home townMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
RelativesClaire Roberts (poet)
AwardsGreen 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.

Career[edit]

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]

Works[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Boite appoints new Program Manager" artsreview.com.au, September 4, 2013
  2. ^ Peard, Anne-Marie. "Melbourne Fringe: Kids Killing Kids" aussietheatre.com.au, 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" aussietheatre.com.au,February 19, 2013
  6. ^ "Griffin Award Shortlist Announced" australianstage.com.au, May 9, 2013
  7. ^ "A chat with Glyn Roberts" redstitch.net, accessed October 23, 2015
  8. ^ The Flock and the Nest redstitch.net, accessed October 23, 2015
  9. ^ "Public Reading Program" vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au, accessed October 24, 2015
  10. ^ Woodhead, Cameron. "'Triangle' Review" theage.com.au, July 27, 2012
  11. ^ Woodhead, Cameron. The Horror Face Sydney Morning Herald, June 27, 2011