Noel Anderson

Noel completed NIDA’s Playwright Studio in 1996 and his written work includes: Germ Warfare (Bondi Pavilion, Sydney), Kylie Kastle Throws a Party – an educational piece performed in schools across Australia, Sammy and Dave (Stables Theatre, Sydney) and The Carer (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney). In 2008, Noel’s short play Pulling Out won ‘best writing & best production’ Pink Shorts (Gasworks, Melbourne) and in 2012 his work featured in ‘Love Letters’ at the Melbourne Arts Centre. In 2013 Noel’s play Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame played to sellout crowds at La Mama Courthouse, returning 2015 to the Jewish Museum of Australia along-side Warhol’s exhibition ‘Geniuses – Famous Jews of the 20th Century’. Other work includes the musical Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets (Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne) and his play on the AIDS epidemic, Dark Victory (Playtime finalist Midsumma Festival 2016). Noel has directed over 50 theatre productions. These include Oliver (Gold Coast Performing Arts Complex), Arthur Miller’s Two Way Mirror & Sylvia Plath’s Letters Home (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney) and Especes Menacees performed completely in French (MFTC). Moving to film, Noel worked on the first-ever Australian aboriginal sitcom for SBS, The Masters and in the past twelve months, directed the web/TV series Next season 1 & 2 (Foxtel, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, We-Are TV) and the music video Travellers in Time filmed at Bakehouse Studios (12,000 views on YouTube). Noel is a member of Melbourne Writer’s Social Group and his story Unfinished Symphony is featured in MWSG Anthology 2017. Noel has 10,000 followers on social media who he reckons all ‘believe in the power of pop art, music and Campbell’s Soup’. Noel recently produced a successful season of Love Kills 2017 at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, performing his very own breakup story, the Kylie poptastic Confide in Me (iTunes).

DARK VICTORY by Noel Anderson

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