Jeanette Cronin

Jeanette's first play Tell Me Again, produced by Eye of the Storm, premiered at The Old 505 Theatre in 2014 and in 2019 received a workshop and rehearsed reading at the Arcola Theatre in London. In 2015 Jeanette co-devised with director, Peter Mountford, the one-woman show Queen Bette, about the life of screen legend Bette Davis, produced by G.Bod Theatre for Mardi Gras 2015 at The Old 505 Theatre, with return seasons in 2016 and 2019, The Hunter Valley Summer Theatre Festival, 2016 and Gasworks Arts Park for Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, 2020. Jeanette’s second play I Hate You My Mother, produced by Real Harpy and Whitebox, premiered at The Old Fitz in 2017, and her third play I Love You Now premiered at The Eternity Playhouse for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, also in 2017.

In 2020 two new plays were shortlisted for major awards. Rest, which deals with domestic violence in regional Australia was nominated for the prestigious Alpine International Playwriting Award and Victim, which explores sexual harassment in the entertainment industry in the time #metoo and social media was among the five nominees for The Silver Gull Playwriting Award. In 2022 Jeanette was again nominated for the Silver Gull for her Pandemic family dramedy, God in Space.

Recent screenplays include Poo Boy, an episode of It's Fine, I'm Fine, a funny-sad web-series about therapy which had its international premiere in competition at Cannes Short Series 2022 and its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, also in 2022. In 2021, Shattered, the Australian component of the multi award-winning film, LockEdown Locked In, an international project reflecting the spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic garnered Jeanette, along with her international colleagues, Best Original Screenplay at the Athens International Art Film Festival, 08, 2021. In 2020 Jeanette contributed Paradise is Silent, an iambic spoken word verse poem, to Come To Where I Am, Australia, produced by Critical Stages, Australia and Paines Plough, London.

Jeanette has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television and has participated in several Australian National Playwrights' Conferences as well as numerous readings and development workshops for Playwriting Australia, Playworks, Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre and Griffin and has contributed significantly as both actor and dramaturge to many Australian premiered works.

TELL ME AGAIN by Jeanette Cronin
I LOVE YOU NOW by Jeanette Cronin
REST by Jeanette Cronin
I HATE YOU MY MOTHER by Jeanette Cronin

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