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Fleur Kilpatrick


Fleur is an award-winning playwright, a director, a dramaturge and arts commentator. She holds a postgraduate diploma of directing and a Masters in playwriting from the VCAM.

She is a lecturer at Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance and the co-founder of Lonely Company, working to support emerging playwrights create sustainable careers.

Fleur’s plays have won the 2018 Max Afford Award (Whale), the 2016 Jill Blewett Award (Blessed, Poppy Seed Festival) and 2015 Melbourne Fringe’s Emerging Playwright Award (The City They Burned, Melbourne Fringe, Brisbane Festival).

In 2019 her play Whale premiered at Northcote Townhall and her production of Slaughterhouse Five was remounted at Theatreworks. Her opera, Daphne, will premier with South Australia's Co-Opera in September. In 2018 her play, Terrestrial, toured South Australia with the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Yours the Face received a new production in Sydney.

Recent writing credits include Whale, Insomnia Cat Came to Stay (Quiet Little Fox, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Fringe, Brisbane Festival, TINA), Yours the Face (Quiet Little Fox, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Flight Festival) and Welcome to Nowhere co-written with Daniel Keene, Angus Cerini, Zoey Dawson and Morgan Rose (Monash University). In 2016 she directed Julius Caesar for Essential Theatre (Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh) and Slaughterhouse Five for MUST (which she also adapted).

She appears fortnightly on 3RRRs Smart Arts with Richard Watts.

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