About

Hi. Welcome to my website. I am a playwright from Melbourne, Australia. Eighteen plays have been produced in Australia, America and England since 2002. These include: The Giraffe’s Uncle – The Les Robinson Story – (Newtown Theatre, Sydney 2011, La Mama, Melbourne 2013 and Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney 2014), Sons of Sun  – The Sam Phillips Story – (Various venues in Sydney and Melbourne including the Sydney Opera House Studio, 2014 and 2015) and Australia’s Oldest Man at a number of American and British festivals. I have been a Writer-in-Residence at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York), La Muse (France) and the Kimmel Harding Center For The Arts (Nebraska City, USA). In Melbourne, I was the first Bayside Council Writer-in-Residence (2009/10). In 2013, I won the Grace Marion Playwrights’ Fellowship through the Victorian Writers’ Centre. In further projects, my biographical drama/comedy about the great Australian tennis champion, John Newcombe (available through the Australian Script Centre) is circulating. It is now also a one-man show. Another new play, All The Things She Gave Me, a New Zealand/Belgian family drama can be found above. In 2015, I was a commissioned playwright at Monash University, Melbourne, writing and directing an adaptation of the Dr Neerosh Mudaly and Professor Chris Goddard book The Truth Is Longer Than A Lie, a research investigation into child abuse. The play was published by Black Pepper Press in November 2015 and you can find a link to the publisher in the ‘posts’ section. In The Mens, a collection of dramatic and comedic monologues finished its season at La Mama Theatre on April 30th. Further performances of The Truth is Longer Than a Lie are currently being planned. Sons of Son (The Sam Phillips Story) will be performed at the Sydney Opera House studio for two performances in mid-November, 2017.

 

10804868_10152417331347050_434413760_oPlease email me: kierancarroll@hotmail.com for any playwriting enquiries.