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Photograph by Sarah Walker, 2015.

CONTACT
cjabryant@gmail.com
0434 578 044
ABOUT
Christopher Bryant is a Griffin Award nominated playwright (Home Invasion, 2015), performer, and NIDA graduate (Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance), 2014). He has worked with a range of companies including fortyfivedownstairs, Malthouse Theatre, the State Library of Victoria, ATYP, MKA, Apocalypse Theatre, La Mama, and the Emerging Writer's Festival.

Recent work includes his "dark, expressionistic thriller" The Mutant Man (British Theatre Guide), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Philip Parsons Fellowship and the 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation’s Playwriting Competition, and his "talented and thoughtful" play Intoxication (Myron My, 2016), which played to sold out audiences in the 2016 Midsumma Festival before touring Australia in 2017. In 2018 he’s been mentored by Nicola Gunn, Amelia Roper, and had three productions across Australia: the “incisively original” Sneakyville at fortyfivedownstairs (Stage Whispers), his “coup of pop culture [and] social satire” Home Invasion (The Buzz from Sydney), and the continued tour of his “daring experiment in audience unease”, Intoxication (Glam Adelaide).

He’s been published by Play Lab, Australian Plays, and Hello Mr. Magazine, and teaches with Monash University, where he’s studying his Ph.D. under the supervision of Jane Montgomery Griffiths.

My full artistic CV can be found here.

SELECTED CREDITS.

Training & Research:
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
"Disinhibition" - playwright, shortlisted for the Silver Gull Play Award
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, 18 "Intoxication", playwright & performer - national tour, 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)