Daniel Keene


Daniel Keene has written for the theatre since 1979. He has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama twice, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Drama three times, the Adelaide Fesival Award for Literature, the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award and the Sumner Locke Elliot Prize (New York) and the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award. He has also been awarded, with Ariette Taylor, the Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts for his contribution to Australian theatre with the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project. His work has been presented at the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide International Arts Festivals and at the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Since 2000 over 80 productions of his work have been presented in Europe, predominately in France. He was the first (and so far, the only) Australian playwright to be produced at the main program at the Avignon Festival, and major productions and tours of his work include theatres such as the Théâtre de la Commune in Paris, Scéne Nationale de Toulouse, Scéne Nationale de Valence, Scéne National de Bordeaux and the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. Seven volumes of his plays (French translations by Severine Magois) have been published by éditions Theatrales, Paris. Over the past three years more than a dozen of his plays have been performed and toured in France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.

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ALL SOULS  limited
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT  add to cart
THE APPRENTICE  add to cart
THE ARCHITECT'S WALK  add to cart
BEARERS OF LIGHT  add to cart
BENEATH HEAVEN  add to cart
BETWEEN TODAY AND TOMORROW  add to cart
BLACK CAT BONE  add to cart
BLACK IS THE COLOUR  add to cart
BLOOD SISTER  add to cart
BOGEY MAN  add to cart
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BOY WITH NO FACE  add to cart
BRIEF DARKNESS  add to cart
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A DEATH  add to cart
DOG  add to cart
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THE EARTH THEIR MANSION  add to cart
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THE EYES  add to cart
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FLOWERS & O JIM  add to cart
A FOUNDLING  add to cart
THE FUNNIEST MAN IN THE WORLD  add to cart
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THE HOUR BEFORE MY BROTHER DIES  add to cart
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LIFE WITHOUT ME  add to cart
THE LONG WAY HOME  add to cart
LOW  add to cart
MARIE AND MARGUERITE  add to cart
MOTHER  add to cart
NEITHER LOST NOR FOUND  add to cart
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A THREE LEGGED STOOL  add to cart
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN  add to cart
TWO SHANKS  add to cart
UNTITLED MONOLOGUE  add to cart
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