Plays produced and published

Produced –

‘UNDERGROUND’, part of Summer Nights/Fringe World, Follow That Cat Productions/The Blue Room Theatre, Perth 2016, directed by Peter Clark, music by Ethan Tomas, arranged by Daniel McMillan.
Script available from Australian Plays

Dixie Johnson in Underground
‘THE CAT IN THE BOX’ The Blue Room Theatre, Perth, 2012, (nominated Blue Room Theatre Audience Development Award)
Script available from Australian Plays

Photo Tineke Van Der Eecken showing James Helm and Summer Williams The Cat in the Box by Vivienne Glance

‘SHAKING THE TREE’ Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, UK, (showcase as part of The International Playwrights Festival), 2012

‘BEDROOM BABY’ Pocket Theatre, Swan Basement, Fremantle, 2006

‘DREAMS’ Pocket Theatre, Swan Basement, Fremantle, 2005

‘CREATRIX’ Seattle Fringe Festival, March 2001 &
Mae West Fest, Seattle, July 2001

‘INTO THAT CLEAR PLACE’ Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh, 1992

‘WHEN IN ROME’ Carlton Theatre, Edinburgh, 1987

‘TITUS A’ Chelsea Centre Theatre, London, 1986

Short Plays –
‘Draniki’ Ensemble Free Theater Norway, part of Belarusian Dream Theater (March 2014)
Script available from Australian Plays;

‘THE BIG DIPPER’, shortlisted, Collective 10 Festival, New York, 2013

‘OPPORTUNITY’ ‘Slice of Life’ Festival, Middlebro, Massachusetts, USA, 2013
Script available from Australian Plays

‘MODERN GODS’ The London Theatre, New Cross UK, (runner-up Gold Dust International Competition), 2012 (for version of script in performance, see
Script available from Australian Plays
Vivienne Glance in The Pillar of Water
‘THE PILLAR OF WATER’ PICA Putting on An Act Perth, 2006; WEAVE Festival, Fremantle, 2006
Script available from Australian Plays

‘THE COMIC’S TALE’, with ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ by Suzie Miller, as part of double bill ‘The Art of Forgetting’, Darwin Theatre Company, July 2016; Artrage 24 hour Play Project, 2005; shortlisted Sydney & Sweet Festival, 2007
Script available from Australian Plays

‘TAL AFAR/USA’ (aka ‘Scream From Tal Afar’) PICA Putting on An Act, Perth, 2005; shortlisted Sydney Short & Sweet, 2007 & Melbourne Short & Sweet Festival, 2006; Magdalena Perth, 2010
Script available from Australian Plays
Tal Afar 2
‘NEXT TUESDAY’ PICA Putting on An Act, Perth, 2004 & Short & Sweet Festival, Sydney, 2005
Script available from Australian Plays

Next Tuesday 2

‘M’DEAR’ commissioned by Out of the Asylum, Xmas Show, Fremantle, 2004

‘COUNTESS VAMP’ Arter Theatre, Edinburgh, 1988

‘THE ORCHAE’, dramaturgy with Brendan MaCall supported by Stages WA Playwrights Consortium, 2013; play reading supported by Stages (2014); workshop with Emily McClean supported by Stages (2015); reading as part of the Art of Science Series, New York, supported by National Science Foundation, Break-a-Leg Productions and The Graduate Center, City University New York; Department of Culture and the Arts Creative Development Award to work with Emily McLean and Cherie Hewson (2016). image from creative development workshop 2016

‘STARING AT THE SUN’, professional public reading at The Actors Centre, London (Sept 2012), supported by a WA Playwrights Development Initiative; play development workshop, supported by a University of WA Graduate Research Student Training Award, 2012
MATILDA AWARD FOR CULTURAL EXCELLENCE, UWA Convocation, for achievements in playwriting and poetry, 2011
‘THE CAT IN THE BOX’ Stages award for dramaturgy and workshop; Blue Room Theatre public reading, dir. John Aitken, 2008
‘CHOOSING PARADISE’ Stages award for dramaturgy with John Aitken, 2010; Blue Room Theatre reading, dir John Senzcuk, 2011
‘POSSESSIONS’ (One Act), 2nd Prize in Todhunter Literary Award, national competition, 2011; Storyboards/ Stages award for workshop and reading, 2003

‘FREEDOM OF BIRDS’, published by Clockhouse Review, USA, 2013;  ‘Gargouille’, Issue 4, Australia, 2016
Script available from Australian Plays

‘EMMA AND THE VIRUS’, 2nd round Summer Play Festival, New York, 2007

Short Plays –
‘OTHER SIDE OF MORNING’, shortlisted Short & Sweet, 2006

‘FINAL WORDS’, shortlisted Malibu One Act Play Festival, USA, 2002
Script available from Australian Plays

‘NEXT TUESDAY’ directed by David Meadows, 2010
‘THE COMIC’S TALE’ directed by David Meadows, 2009
‘BIG BOSS’ directed by Vivienne Glance, GR&T Productions;
script shortlisted Glen Eira Award, 2004


‘CIRCLES OF RETURN’, Ebony Theatre Company / Follow That Cat Productions as part of Fringe World, 2016
‘3 SEEDS’, Always Working Artists at the Blue Rom Theatre, directed by Jeremy Rice, 2014
‘THE SON OF THE NILE’ Nexus Thearte, Murdoch University, directed by David Moody, 2012
African Magician
‘THE AFRICAN MAGICIAN,’ Barking Gecko Children’s Theatre, 2010 (nominated for AWGIE Award 2011)
Transcreation work and workshops have been featured on ABC Radio National Poetica; ABC Radio National 360 Documentary, RTRFM and Ethnic Community Radio stations
‘THE SON OF THE SUN’ commissioned by Barking Gecko Theatre, 2008; Playwriting Australia Canberra workshops selected script, 2008; shortlisted Kit Denton Writers of Courage Award, 2007
‘THE SHROUDS OR THE DEAD’ awarded a WA Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI) grant, 2009

Invited writer at Djerassi Resident Artist Programme May – June 2015

Writer-in-residence at The Cummins Theatre, Merredin, supported by Merredin Shire and Stages WA Playwrights Consortium, Sept/Oct 2013

Writer-in-residence at The Arts Catalyst Science Art Agency (supported by a WA Playwrights Development Initiative Award), Aug/Sept, London, 2012

Writer-in-Residence Peter Cowan Writers Centre, ECU campus, Joondalup, 4 weeks including 40 hours contact time with writers, poets and playwrights, Oct-Nov 2011
Various talks presented to community and writing groups in WA.

On-going dramaturgy with individual playwrights: to date I have given feedback on over twenty scripts. I am a member of Stages WA Playwrights Consortium Peer Assessment Panel and Register of Dramaturges.
FACILITATOR for Advanced Writers Programme, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, 2013
MENTOR for Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA) Mentoring Program, 2013
CHARACTER IS ACTION, playwriting workshop, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, 2012
WORDS AND THOUGHTS, UWA postgraduate creative writing group convenor, 2011-2012
SCIENCE IN PERFORMANCE UWA seminar for Science Communication Studies, 2011
BITE-SIZED PLAYS: how to write a 10-minute play UWA Extension Spring School, 2009
DEVISOR and FACILITATOR for a week-long short play development workshops at WA Academy of Performing Arts in association with Peter Cowan Writers Centre, 2010
TRANSCREATOR in play development workshops of ‘The Shrouds of the Dead’ by Afeif Ismail, funded by WA Theatre Development Initiative, 2009
TRANSCREATOR in play development workshops (2008-2010) for ‘The African Magician’ by Barking Gecko Theatre Company, by Afeif Ismail


I have a PhD (Creative Writing) at University of Western Australia, supervised by Associate Professor Stephen Chinna researching performance writing and science and completing a full-length play;
I have studied writing or attended classes or seminars including the following performance writers/tutors: (Australia) Damien Miller, Timothy Daly, Stephen Sewell, John Aitken, May-Brit Akerholt, Johanna Murray-Smith, Hannie Rayson, Robert Reid, Roger Hall, Kate Cherry, Hilary Bell, (USA) Dickey Nessenger, Kurt Beattie, Stuart Greenman, (UK) David Mowat, Robert Pacitti.

I have co-produced several theatre and dance performances in London, Edinburgh, Seattle and Perth. In London I also developed a series of playwriting workshops with Soho Theatre Company; an experimental theatre workshop with ‘louder than words’ theatre company; a series of music in science workshops for schools; and produced Monster Myths, a science/art debate in association with The Wellcome Trust and The Independent newspaper. I was involved in the commissioning and development of new works by Ken Campbell, Jack Klaff, Hilary Westlake & Nicky Smedley.
I have been a board member (Secretary) for Stages (Western Australia) Playwrights Consortium, WA state committee member for the Australian Writers Guild, on the Reference Group and committee for Out of The Asylum Writers Group and Treasurer for Wings Organisation for Cross-Cultural Development. I have been a member of Perth’s Blue Room Theatre production assessment panel, and have been on the Register of Peer for the former Department of Culture and the Arts in WA. I have been invited to judge various writing competitions including the Maj Monologues (Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth), the Peter Cowan Patron’s Prize for Poetry, the Talus Prize for Poetry (Edith Cowan University, WA), and Australian Poetry’s National Science Poetry Prize. I am also a member of the Australian Writers Guild (AWG), Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and I am an International Affiliate of The League of Professional Theatre Women.

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