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Paul Gilchrist

Artist, Writer

Paul is a  writer and director, and the artistic director of subtlenuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas.

Plays he has both written and directed include: One Way Mirror (Blood Moon Theatre, 2018); Shut Up And Drive (with Daniela Giorgi) (Kings Cross Theatre, 2016); All the Difference (Old 505, 2015); Joan Again (Old Fitz, 2014); Cristina in the Cupboard (TAP, 2013); Rocket Man (TAP, 2013); Blind Tasting (Old 505, Ensemble, Street Theatre Canberra, CAP Theatre Los Angeles 2012/2013); Lucy Black (TAP 2012); Toy Box (TAP 2011); Life is Impossible (Newtown Theatre 2010); A Thing of Beauty (Old Fitz, 2010); Two Gates (TAP, 2010); Catherine at Avignon (TAP, 2009); Before the Embrace (Newtown Theatre, 2009); True Times Three (TAP 2008); and Dead Money (TAP, 2007).

Plays he has directed include: Talc by Daniela Giorgi (TAP, 2010); A Quiet Night in Rangoon by Katie Pollock (New Theatre, 2011); Losing You (Twice) by Kate O’Keeffe (Newtown Theatre, 2017); TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer (Actors Pulse, 2018); and Seed Bomb by Daniela Giorgi (Old 505, 2019).

He has also directed the multi-playwright projects The Political Hearts of Children (TAP, 2013); High Windows Low Doorways (TAP, 2014); and And Now To Bed (The Bordello Theatre, 2015).

In addition his play Turning Up was produced by Thrown Together Theatre (director Daryl Currie, Crypt Theatre, 2006), his short play The Danger of Safety featured in Apocalypse Theatre Company’s Asylum (director Erin Taylor, Old 505, 2015), his play Atlantis was produced at Kings Cross Theatre (director Kit Bennett, 2016), and Cristina in the Cupboard was produced by the Depot Theatre (director Julie Baz, 2016).

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Life is Impossible: Fact and Fiction
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ArchivedOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 18 - 23 Feb 2020

Life is Impossible: Fact and Fiction

With a new production of his bio-drama about the philosopher Simone Weil, Paul Gilchrist considers the challenges and joys of writing historical individuals for the stage.

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