About

Welcome to my website. I am a playwright from Melbourne, Australia.

Twenty-eight plays have been produced in Australia, America and England. These include: Sons of Sun – The Sam Phillips Story – (Sydney Opera House, 2014 – 2018), In The Mens (La Mama Courthouse, 2017), NEWK – The John Newcombe Story – (Glen Street Theatre, Sydney, 2020) and The Truth is Longer Than a Lie (Various venues, 2015 – 2019).

I have been a Writer-in-Residence at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York), La Muse (France), The Kimmel Harding Center For The Arts (Nebraska City, USA) and Crexida Teatro (Bologna, Italy).

In 2015, I was a commissioned playwright at Monash University, Melbourne, writing and directing an adaptation of the Dr Neerosh Mudaly book The Truth Is Longer Than A Lie, a research investigation into child abuse. The play adaptation was published by Black Pepper Press in November 2015. The production continues to be performed.

All 2021 dates for NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) are now rescheduled for early 2023 due to COVID-19. New 2023 dates appear in the NEWK section of the site.

For 2023, The Youthful Adventures of Damon Dukirk will be performed at the SaraSolo Festival in Sarasota, Florida in March 2023. A new play, She Wrote The Letter, will debut at St.Martins Theatre in Melbourne in April 2022 and then have a two week season at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne from June 20 onwards. Late, Late At Night, the one man musical play about Rick Springfield debuts in April 2022 for a run of dates. Please see site for dates.

Please click on individual play titles for information and details of upcoming performances of each production. The ‘scripts’ section of the site has a large selection of plays of various lengths, and for various cast sizes, which can be emailed to you at no charge.

For any playwriting enquiries, please email: kierancarroll@hotmail.com

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