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Kristen Smyth

Kristen Smyth

Art Forms: Fiction, Performance, Poetry, Theatre

Residency Year: 2023

Lives / Works: Melbourne, Naarm

Kristen Smyth has a Masters in Writing for Performance (VCA) and a postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism (University of Westminster).

Her most recent play I Got Myself Arrested Because I Didn’t Feel Safe was given a full performance reading as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec 2022 season, her second play, No Ball Games Allowed has been nominated for two 2023 Green Room Awards and her first play Pin Drop was shortlisted for Theatre 503’s 2020 international playwright award. Her inaugural performance of a monologue in The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven was awarded two 2022 Green Room Awards and just finished a successful season at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.

Kristen has been a political adviser for Pat McGorry and Bob Brown. Originally from London, she first got interested in theatre when she was part of the Shotgun 503 company with Tom Hardy and Kelly Reilly. She is also transgender.

 

In residence at Bundanon

While at Bundanon, Kristen will be drafting a transgender adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the stage.

 

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