Photograph by Sarah Walker, 2015.

CONTACT

cjabryant@gmail.com
0434 578 044

ABOUT

Christopher Bryant is an award-winning playwright, author, and performer. He has studied at NIDA (Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance), 2014/15), and worked with a range of companies including Gob Squad, fortyfivedownstairs, Malthouse Theatre, the State Library of Victoria, ATYP, La Mama, and MKA.

As a playwright he’s been shortlisted for the Griffin Award (Home Invasion, 2015), Belvoir St Theatre’s Phillip Parsons Fellowship (The Mutant Man, 2014), and the Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition (The Mutant Man, 2015). Recent work includes his "talented and thoughtful" play Intoxication (Myron My, 2016), which he also performed in, and his "dark, expressionistic thriller" The Mutant Man (British Theatre Guide, 2017). Intoxication won the Queer Development and Mentorship Award at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe, and toured Australia in 2017 & 18. He’s had scripts published through Playlab and Australian Plays, and he was the inaugural recipient of the Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria (2015).

As an author he’s been shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize (2017) and the Frankie Magazine “Good Stuff” Award (2017). He has completed a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship (2017), and is due to complete a residency at Bundanon Trust in 2018 to complete his narrative non-fiction collection, Accidents Happen. He has been published in Hello, Mr. Magazine, Thought Catalog, and That Reminds Me, as well as appearing at the Emerging Writers' Festival and NYFW. He teaches with Monash University, where he’s completing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Jane Montgomery Griffiths.

My full artistic CV can be found here.

SELECTED CREDITS.

Training & Research:

2018 Artist-in-Residence - Bundanon Trust

2017 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship

2016 Doctor of Philosophy (Theatre Performance), Monash University (ongoing)

2016 Gob Squad Performance Creation Workshop, Malthouse/Gob Squad

2016 Subject Coordinator, Tutor, & Dramaturg: Script Development 2, Monash University, Melbourne

2015 Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellowship – Playwright in Residence & Researcher, State Library of Victoria

2015 Participant in Malthouse Theatre’s “Provocateurs” Program 

2014 Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance) at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

2013 Fresh Ink National Studio, ATYP, Sydney

Awards:

2018 "Flotsam" - playwright, longlisted for the Queensland Premier's Drama Award

2017 "The Repetition Compulsion" - author, shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

2017 "Intoxication" - playwright/performer, winner of the Melbourne Fringe Queer Development & Mentorship Award.

2017 "Accidents Happen" – author, finalist for Frankie Magazine's "Good Stuff" Awards

2015 “Home Invasion” – playwright, finalist for the Griffin Theatre Award for New Australian Playwriting

2015 “The Mutant Man” – playwright, finalist for the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competition, New York

2014 “The Mutant Man” – playwright, finalist for the Belvoir St. Theatre’s Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights

2009 “Reading List for the Outback Housewife” – playwright, winner of the Monash University’s Andrew Bovell Award

Published Work:

2018 "Intoxication", author, Audrey Journal

2018 "Home Invasion", author, Audrey Journal

2018 "I Want", author, Bent St. 1

2017 “Intoxication”, playwright, published through Australian Plays

2015 “Third Reich Mommie,” playwright, published through Play Lab

2015 “Home Invasion”, playwright, published through Australian Plays

2014 “On Phone Numbers Written on Toilet Doors”, author, Hello Mr. Magazine

Production:

2018 "Sneakyville", playwright, fortyfivedownstairs, dir. Daniel Lammin

2018 "Home Invasion", playwright, Old 505 Theatre, dir. Alexander Berlage

2017 "Intoxication", playwright & performer, Melbourne Fringe Hub, You Are Here Festival, Critical Animals Research Symposium, 
2018 Adelaide Fringe (Raj House), dir. Emma Palackic

2017 “The Mutant Man”, playwright, The Space London, dir. Heather Fairbairn – Recipient of funding from the Arts Council London & The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation

2016 “The Other Place”, playwright, 45downstairs ‘Play Readings’ season, dir. Yvonne Virsik

2016 “Intoxication”, playwright & performer, La Mama Courthouse Theatre, dir. Jessica Arthur

2015 “Home Invasion”, playwright & director, La Mama Theatre Melbourne

2015 “63 Days”, playwright, Apocalypse Theatre’s “ASYLUM” Season, dir. David Burrowes

2014 “Rausch” by Falk Richter & Anouk van Dijk, dramaturg, NIDA Graduate Season, dir. Jessica Arthur

2014 “Third Reich Mommie”, playwright/performer, Midsumma, dir. Daniel Lammin

2012 “Eulogy”, playwright/director, Adelaide Fringe/Theatre on a Horse

Development: 

2018 "Disinhibition", playwright, Great Plains Theatre Conference Nebraska, dir. Colleen O'Doherty

2018 "The Mutant Man", playwright, Gasworks/Key Conspirators, dir. Emma Palackic

2018 "Lockpick Pornography", adaptor & performer, Midsumma Festival/La Mama Courthouse, dir. Emma Palackic

2016 “Lucky”, playwright, NIDA/Before Shot, dir. Jessica Dick

2015 “Intoxication”, playwright, MKA’s "SUBTXT" Development Festival, dir. Emma Palackic

2015 “Sneakyville”, playwright, in US-A-UM’s “Play By Play” development program, dir. Imara Savage

2013 Dramaturg & Co-Curator of Before Shot’s “Readings Season” development program at The Abbotsford Convent (with Emma        2015 Palackic)