About

Hi. Welcome to my website. I am a playwright from Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-one 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, 2015 and 2017), In The Mens (La Mama Courthouse, 2017) and Australia’s Oldest Man and Australia’s Oldest Woman 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.  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, will tour regional Victoria in June 2018. Further performances of The Truth is Longer Than a Lie will be staged in Melbourne on the 27th of November and in New York in October 2018. More details in the ‘posts’ section. Sons of Son (The Sam Phillips Story) will be performed at the Sydney Opera House studio for two performances on Friday 3rd November and Saturday 4th November, 2017.

 

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

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