Les Winspear has established a broad based career as a playwright, actor and director. His plays include outdoor theatre, early childhood, primary age, community and historically based pieces. He was an actor and founding member of Riverina Theatre Co, worked with Salamanca Theatre Co, and helped found Zootango Theatre Co in Hobart. While with Zootango, he was instrumental in the development and presentation of family shows in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Subsequently, he helped found Theatre Alfresco, a cooperative which provides quality theatre in the Gardens over summer. He has created plays for Big Monkey Inc, Theatre Alfresco, Salamanca Theatre Company, Terrapin Theatre, Port Arthur Historic Site, the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the National Maritime Museum and the Flinders Island Festival.