Authors

Angela Betzien

Angela Betzien is a writer and a founding member of Melbourne-based theatre company Real TV. Her work has toured widely across Australia and internationally.

Her plays include: The Dark Room (winner of the 2011 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian work); War Crimes (winner of the 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship and the QLD Literary Award for Playwriting); Children of the Black Skirt (winner of the 2005 Drama Victoria Award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Schools); Hoods (toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally); Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? (Graffiti Theatre, Ireland, 2012); The Girl Who Cried Wolf (Sydney Opera House:Ed and Arena Theatre); Helicopter (Melbourne Theatre Company); Tall Man (Creative Regions); The Teenage Alchemist (commissioned by ATYP and Camp Quality); Princess of Suburbia (Real TV); and The Kingswood Kids (La Boite). Her play Egg won the 2017 AWGIE award for Children's Theatre.

She has also received the Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Fellowship.

Angela Betzien
The Dark Room

Lily Bevan

Lily Bevan is an actor and writer. 

She has performed extensively in the UK and abroad across theatre, TV, film and radio, including at the Donmar Warehouse, Wyndham's Theatre, Globe Theatre, BBC & Audible.

She co-wrote and performed with Sally Phillips the popular BBC Radio 4 series Talking to Strangers (2016). Her plays include Zoo (Assembly, Edinburgh, and Theatre503, London, 2018).

Zoo and Twelve Comic Monologues for Women

Michael Billington

Michael Billington is a hugely respected authority on theatre, and was drama critic at The Guardian from 1971 until 2019. He is the author of several books, including The 101 Greatest Plays and State of the Nation: British Theatre Since 1945. One Night Stands, a collection of his theatre criticism from 1971-1991, is published by Nick Hern Books.

One Night Stands

Brad Birch

Brad Birch's plays include The Brink (Orange Tree); En Folkefiende and The Endless Ocean (RWCMD); Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall (Soho Theatre); Tender Bolus (Royal Exchange); Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated (Undeb – and winner of a 2013 Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First). He was the recipient of the 2016 Harold Pinter Commission at the Royal Court.

Brad Birch
This Must Be the Place

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, OBE, is a distinguished author, well known for her works for children and young adults. She was Children's Laureate 2013-15.

Noughts & Crosses (Dominic Cooke/RSC version)
Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

Joseph Blatchley

Joseph Blatchley is an actor and director who has worked extensively in the theatre, film and television in England and France, working with Tony Richardson, Nick Roeg, Bill Douglas, François Truffaut and Peter Brook. He studied film-making at the National Film and Television School. His short film Fragments has been shown in many festivals, and won 'Outstanding Film of the Year' at the London Film Festival. He has directed all of Chekhov's major plays, including his own adaptation of Platonov. He has directed over seventy plays. In England his productions have included plays at LAMDA, GSMD, DCL, RADA, Hampstead Theatre, the White Bear Theatre, the Gate Theatre, Riverside Studios and Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Seagull