Kit Brookman is a playwright and director. His plays have been staged in Australia, the UK, Germany and the US.
He has been a resident writer at Belvoir St Theatre and at Griffin Theatre Company. His work has won the Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission, the Rodney Seaborn Award, and the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Fellowship, been shortlisted for the Max Afford Award, the Griffin Award (twice) and the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize (Europe’s largest playwriting prize).
His plays include The Stones (King’s Head Theatre, London; ACUD, Berlin); The Plant (Ensemble Theatre, Sydney); The Great Fire, Nora (co-writer), and Small and Tired (all Belvoir); A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il (Griffin Theatre Company); Whalesong (an original commission from East 15 School of Acting, London); Close (The Signal House) Night Maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing / Theatreworks); and Heaven (La Mama).
He frequently directs the premieres of his plays, including Heaven, Small and Tired, and The Stones. Other directing work includes co-directing the world premiere of Zoe Coombs-Marr’s Is This Thing On? Assistant directing work includes Belvoir’s productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Private Lives, and Babyteeth.