Janet Brown


Janet's plays have been widely staged and published since 2004. She has been invited to attend the 12th Women Playwrights International Conference in 2021 with her script Buying Time. When Hedy Met George about the famous actor Hedy Lamarr and musician George Antheil and their amazing scientific invention was staged by SOOT in Regional Victoria in 2019. The Hope Song, directed by Iris Walshe Howling, premiered in 2017, and at La Mama Courthouse and Geelong Courthouse in 2018. This verbatim theatre project about mental health was produced for the 2019 Sydney Fringe by Crying Chair Theatre, directed by Socratis Otto. Her short film Water, Water (directed by Iris Walshe-Howling) won Silver in the international section of the Wasaga Film Festival in Canada in 2016. It was adapted from her short stage play. In 2016 SOOT presented Where the Heart Is. In 2015 SOOT premiered Sandy - the story of the only Australian war horse to return to Australia after the First World War. In 2010, Le Jardin De Ma Mere, (adaptation of the Colette story Sido) toured regional Victoria, as have several one act plays in Small Bites (2010) and Making Waves (2011). You was a finalist in the Gala of the 2010 Melbourne Short & Sweet Festival at Chapel off Chapel. Dolly Stainer of Kew Cottages premiered at La Mama Courthouse in 2006, directed by David Myles. One Plain, One Purl, (a winner of The Write Stuff playwriting award) staged in 2005 by APA. Her first play, A Hole in The Ground, co-written with Joanne Ryan and supported by the Melbourne Theatre Company, was directed by David Myles in 2004 at La Mama Courthouse and Wyndham Cultural Centre.

Janet lives in regional Victoria.

DOLLY STAINER OF KEW COTTAGES  add to cart
A HOLE IN THE GROUND  add to cart
THE HOPE SONG  add to cart
SANDY: THE ONLY HORSE TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR  add to cart
SWIMMING IN CIRCLES  add to cart
WHERE THE HEART IS  add to cart