Lachlan Philpott is a Sydney based writer, dramaturg, teacher and dog person. A proudly queer writer he has a long term collaborative partnership with Dr. Alyson Campbell. As a writer he has worked with companies that include The American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, Amnesty International, Australian Theatre for Young People, Aurora Theatre Company Berkeley, Bell Shakespeare, Canberra Youth Theatre, Carriageworks, Checkpoint Theatre Singapore, Cre8ion, Crowded Fire Theater San Francisco, Feast Festival Adelaide, Focus Theatre Sydney, Griffin Theatre Company Sydney, Hothouse Theatre Albury, IronBark London, Kansas State University, Kenyatta University Nairobi, La Boite Brisbane, La Comedie Francaise Paris, The Lark New York, London Pride, Mardi Gras Sydney, Maison Antione Vitez Paris, Malthouse Melbourne, Merringong Theatre Company, The Mac Belfast, Midsumma Melbourne, Melbourne Festival, MKA New Writing Theatre, The National Theatre of Croatia, The New Theatre, NIDA, Outburst Belfast, Oval House London, Perth Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia, Q Theatre Penrith, PACT Sydney, The NSW Drama Ensembles and State Company, The Perseverance Alaska, The Playwright’s Centre Minneapolis, The Playwright’s Foundation San Francisco, Rock Surfers Sydney, Sydney Theatre Company, Theatre Libre Saint Etienne, TheatreofplucK Belfast, The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Troisieme Bureau Grenoble, Tantrum Theatre Newcastle, Red Stitch Melbourne, Urban Theatre Projects Sydney, The Victorian College of the Arts, The Victorian Arts Centre and Voyager Theatre New York. His works have been widely produced and translated and have won many awards.
Lachlan has worked extensively as a teacher, mentor and dramaturg at theatre companies, schools and tertiary institutions around the world. He was the program manager of Australian Theatre for Young People’s Emerging Writers’ Program and has been writer in residence at Keesing Studio at The International Cite des Arts Paris, The American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, Newington College Sydney, Griffin Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation San Francisco, Red Stitch Melbourne and was part of The Traverse Fifty at the Traverse Edinburgh. Lachlan was the inaugural Australian Professional Playwright Fulbright Scholar and Chair of the Australian Writer’s Guild Playwrights’ Committee between 2012 and 2015.