About me

My writing for theatre includes THE ARMOUR, for Defibrillator, which opened within the Langham London, Europe’s first grand hotel. I wrote for Headlong’s DECADE, directed by Rupert Goold, and Theatre 503’s LIFE FOR BEGINNERS, directed by Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman. Other plays include THE CAPTIVE (Finborough), UNRESTLESS (Old Vic Tunnels), FALLING PETALS (Malthouse Melbourne) and THE FINAL SHOT (Theatre 503). EIGHTY-EIGHT was shortlisted for the 2008 Bruntwood Prize, and I have also been awarded the Patrick White Playwrights Award and Wal Cherry Play of the Year in Australia. I am a founding member and associate artist of Forward Theatre Project.

I live in Melbourne’s inner west with my young family.

You can email me here at ben@benelliswriter.com or WhatsApp me on +61 420 627 058. You can probably figure out what my phone number is from that, too.

Queries regarding performance rights should be addressed to my agents at Cameron Creswell – check them out here or simply call them up on +61 2 9319 7199.

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