Roger Bennett


Roger Bennett (1948–1997) was an Arrernte man from Central Australia, an actor, director and a playwright. His best-known plays are Up the Ladder and Funerals and Circuses.

His works dealt with his life experiences, particularly the travelling boxing tents, where his father, Elley Bennett was a boxing champion during the 1940s and 1950s.

As an actor Roger Bennett first appeared in Comet Cabaret in Alice Springs in 1986. He served as writer in residence at the Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment in Alice Springs and at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in Adelaide.

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