Authors

Emily Lim

Emily Lim is a theatre director who specialises in creating community work and working with non-professional performers.

Recent directing credits include: Brainstorm (National Theatre and Park Theatre, as co-director for Islington Community Theatre); Wuthering Heights (Ambassadors Theatre, for National Youth Theatre); A Declaration from the People (National Theatre); Things Will Never Be The Same Again, The Kilburn Passion, The Wardrobe (Tricycle Theatre); Another Fine Mess (Bristol Old Vic Studio) and Henry V (Southwark Playhouse).

She was the recipient of the inaugural Peter Hall Award in 2016.

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

Sonja Linden

Sonja Linden is a playwright and Artistic Director of ViSiBLE Theatre Ensemble, which she founded create to new performance work that reflects the lives of older people in our society.

Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. The play has been produced hundreds of times around the world, and was adapted into a film, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, and starring Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.

His following play, Good People, premiered on Broadway, and was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the Horton Foote Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. The play went on to have a highly-acclaimed production at London’s Hampstead Theatre, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Imelda Staunton, which later transferred to the West End.

David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical-theatre lyricist. David’s other plays include Ripcord, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole, Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, and Family Fang, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Jason Bateman.

David Lindsay-Abaire
Rabbit Hole
Good People
Good People
Rabbit Hole
Ripcord
Kimberly Akimbo

Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay (1896–1984) was an Australian novelist, playwright, essayist, and artist, best known for her 1967 novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock.

She was born Melbourne, Australia, where she went to school at Clyde Girls Grammar in East St Kilda. She knew and loved the Macedon district, the setting for Picnic at Hanging Rock, from early childhood. She studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne, and, as well as her career as a novelist, exhibited watercolour and oil paintings throughout her lifetime.

Her other novels included Through Darkest Pondelayo and Time Without Clocks. Picnic at Hanging Rock was published in 1967 to critical acclaim, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1975, directed by Peter Weir. The book continues to be considered one of the most important Australian novels of all time.

In 1922 in London, Joan married Sir Daryl Lindsay. The Lindsays travelled together in Europe and the USA, Daryl with his paints and Joan with her typewriter. Sir Daryl died in 1976. Joan lived at their country home on the Mornington Peninsula, Mulberry Hill, Victoria, Australia. She died in December 1984.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Kristin Linklater

Kristin Linklater worked as a voice coach at the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving to the US. She has worked with many theatres and theatre groups, including the original theatre at Lincoln Center, the Guthrie Theater, the Negro Ensemble Company, the Open Theater and Shakespeare & Company.

Freeing Shakespeare's Voice
Freeing the Natural Voice

Clare Lizzimore

Clare Lizzimore is a British director and playwright.

Clare Lizzimore
Mint