Photography: Kate Holmes

Janis Balodis


Janis Balodis is a freelance writer, director and dramaturg.

Major plays; Too Young for Ghosts (1985), No Going Back (1992), My Father’s Father(1996) premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company. Music theatre works for NORPA; The Mercenary (1997), Mr. Barbecue (2001), The Flood (2004), Electric Lenin (2007), Railway Wonderland (2012 & 2015) and Dreamland (2016 & 2019). Other plays include Wet and Dry (1986) and Engine (2010).

Positions held include Associate Director MTC directing 11 productions, Artistic Associate QTC, member of Literature and Theatre Boards of the Australia Council.

Janis has a PhD from QUT (2012).

DEAR AUSTRALIA  limited
ENGINE  add to cart
THE GHOSTS TRILOGY  add to cart
MY FATHER’S FATHER  add to cart
NO GOING BACK  add to cart
RED CAP  add to cart
TOO YOUNG FOR GHOSTS  add to cart