Colette F. Keen
In January 2014 The Death of Kings, with the support of Positive Life NSW, was performed as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It received rave reviews and sold out. It also featured as the first OUTPOST program of the Mardi Gras outreach program. For World AIDS Day 2013 Living Positive VIC invited Colette to present the work at a reading at the MTC in Melbourne. Prior to this in February of 2013 The Death of Kings, was featured at the Seymour Centre, Sydney as part of Queer Thinking a thought provoking event that is a fusion of academia, literature and ideas. This yearly event brings together some of the world’s most influential academics and "creative" to discuss their work, passions and communities.
In 2009, as part of her Master’s study, Colette embarked on researching and writing Windows on the World, a verbatim play that focuses on the perspectives of individuals who were in New York on 9/11. Windows was performed at a benefit reading in the USA at Noah Wyle's The Blank Theatre Company. The cast included Noah Wyle, Virginia Masden, Mike Farrell and many other well-known USA actors. Windows, through Local Stages at BMEC, premiered in early 2012. It is currently performed in repertory across the USA. In 2012 Windows was a semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill 2012 National Playwrights Conference (USA) with special mention made of her “characters riveting and real stories.”
During the 80’s Colette lived in Canberra, where she had the opportunity to write and produce several radio drama series, write various television programmes and work with groups such as the Doug Anthony All-stars.
From 2005 she has worked as a subject coordinator, tutor and lecturer for the Department of Humanities and School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University.
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