Welcome Meyne Wyatt
We are thrilled to welcome award winning Wongutha-Yamatji performer, writer and director, Meyne Wyatt to Aurora.
Meyne’s debut play CITY OF GOLD, which he also starred in, had a smash-hit world premiere at Queensland Theatre last year and transferred to Griffin Theatre Company where it sold out.
CITY OF GOLD has been described as a howl of rage at the inequality, injustice and wilful ignorance of this country’s 21st century. It is an urgent play for our times from a vital and exciting new voice. It was shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Drama and is currently shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. At this year’s Sydney Theatre Awards, as well as the CITY OF GOLD being nominated for Best New Australian Work, Wyatt won Best Male Actor in a Leading Role and Shari Sebbens won Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for their performances in CITY OF GOLD.
After graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art as an actor, Meyne’s performance in Lachlan Philpott’s SILENT DISCO (Griffin Theatre) earned him an award for Best Newcomer at Sydney Theatre Awards. Other theatre performances have include TRIPLE X, KING LEAR, BLOODLAND (Sydney Theatre Company), PETER PAN, BURIED CITY (Belvoir) and GLORIA (Griffin Theatre).
Television and film credits include THE SAPPHIRES, THE TURNING, STRANGERLAND, THE BROKEN SHORE, MYSTERY ROAD, REDFERN NOW, BLACK COMEDY, LEFTOVERS and LES NORTON.
Meyne is currently writing a new play for Sydney Theatre Company.
Welcome Sarah Giles
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning theatre and opera director Sarah Giles to Aurora.
Sarah has directed productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre of South Australia, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera and Sydney Chamber Opera.
She received Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominations for Best Director of an Opera for her world premiere Victorian Opera production of LORELEI which won Best New Australian work and Best Design at the Green Room Awards where it was nominated in five categories.
Sarah directed the smash hit production of NO PAY? NO WAY! for Sydney Theatre Company in 2020. She is slated to direct MISS PEONY for Belvoir, Arts Centre Melbourne and QPAC as well as tour her award-winning production of LORELEI to Opera Queensland next year.
Nicki Bloom and Duncan Graham
win 2019 Ruby Awards
Congratulations to writers Nicki Bloom and Duncan Graham for winning 2019 Ruby Awards.
Nicki Bloom’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s THE YOUNG KING, which toured the world this year with Slingsby Theatre Co, won for Best Work.
Duncan Graham’s play, IN THE PINES, which deals with the ice epidemic in regional Australia, won for Best Community Work. Duncan’s play AMPHIBIAN for Windmill Theatre Co received a Ruby Award nomination for Best Work; AMPHIBIAN was also nominated for an AWGIE Award this year. His new work KARAMAZOVS is nominated for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Jill Blewett Playwright's Award.
Congratulations Nicki and Duncan!
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