Angela Betzien is a multi award winning writer and a founding member of independent theatre company Real TV; her work has toured widely across Australia and internationally.
Belvoir Theatre’s production of Angela’s play The Dark Room won the 2011 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian work and was also nominated for several other awards including Best Mainstage Production and Best Direction of a Mainstage production. Her play War Crimes won the 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship and the QLD Literary Award for Playwriting; and was nominated for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2012.
Angela’s play Children of the Black Skirt toured Australian schools for three years and won the 2005 Drama Victoria Award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Schools. Another work, Hoods, toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally to Cortile Theatre Im Hof, Italy and Dschungel Wien Theaterhaus, Austria in 2010.
Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? was commissioned by and premiered at Graffiti Theatre in Ireland in 2012.
Angela’s play The Girl Who Cried Wolf was commissioned and produced by Sydney Opera House:Ed and Arena Theatre and appeared at the ASSITEJ world congress for children’s theatre.
Angela’s other work includes 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).
Angela has also received the Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Fellowship and is currently working on commissions with Belvoir/Playwriting Australia, Terrapin/Melbourne Theatre Company and the University of Wollongong.
Her play Egg won the 2017 AWGIE award for Children's Theatre.
Read Angela's State of Play, Writing in the Dark here