Roslyn Oades

Melbourne, VIC

Roslyn is theatre maker/director known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone-verbatim performance. She was the 2013 Director-in-residence at Malthouse Theatre where she created Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday for the 2014 Melbourne Festival.

Her previous works include: I’m Your Man (Belvoir/2012 Sydney Festival/2013 Australian tour), Cutaway–A Portrait (Vitalstatistix, 2012), Stories of Love & Hate (Urban Theatre Projects 2008/Sydney Theatre Company, 2011) and Fast Cars & Tractor Engines (UTP/BYDS, 2005). Most recently she was writer/director on In A Deep Dark Forest an immersive storytelling game for children (Arts Centre Melbourne, 2017) and writer on At the Hip, a commission for HotHouse Theatre’s Studio Ensemble (2016).

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday received the 2014 Green Room Award for outstanding writing/adaptation for the Australian Stage and will tour Australia in 2017 with Performing Lines. I’m Your Man is currently being adapted by SBS TV into an online interactive documentary. A trilogy of Roslyn’s plays, titled Acts of Courage, is available through Currency Press. When not creating theatre Roslyn works as a voice over artist and performer.

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