Prue Clark.

Who am I?

I am a Melbourne-based theatre director with a focus on new writing.

In 2012 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma at The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where I was a recipient of the Orloff Family Charitable Scholarship.

What have I directed?

Productions include Emilie Collyer’s Contest, a devised work with Monash University students All That Is Right, Emma Hall's Ode to Man & We may have to choose,  Katy Warner’s Reasons to Stay Inside & Dropped, MKA’s Group Show and Bryony Lavery's Bloody Chamber. I received Green Room nominations for both Dropped (2013) and Reasons to Stay Inside (2015).

I have also directed two plays with year 7-9 students at St Michael's Grammar School - Matthew Ryan's Plays From the Top of the Stairs, and Debra Oswald's Stories in the Dark - as well as playlets by Anna Samson and Michelle Lee for Red Stitch's fundraiser PLAYlist and a rehearsed reading of Louris Van de Geer's Looking Glass as part of the VCA Masters for Writing Showcase.

I have assisted Susie Dee on Patricia Cornelius’ Savages (fortyfivedownstairs 2013) and Richard Murphet on his production of Richard Forman's Eddie Goes to Poetry City (VCA Contemporary Play Season 2013).

What else?

In 2016 I was fortunate to be a participant in Melbourne Theatre Company's Women in Theatre Program. This provided leadership training, practical career advice, open access to the Company and one-on-one mentoring with former Associate Director Leticia Caceres. In 2017, I assistant directed MTC’s mainstage season of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever.

In the same year I participated in Melbourne's Director's Lab presented by Melbourne Festival and Theatreworks, an eight day intensive creative laboratory offered 31 professional theatre directors from around Australia and the world, taking as its model the long-running Lincoln Centre Directors Lab (NYC).

What about before?

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Politics. Before moving to Melbourne, I worked at the New Zealand Film Commission and was the personal assistant to acclaimed New Zealand film director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, BOY).

What am I working on at the moment?

I am having a bit of time off before starting work on Finegan Krukemeyer’s charming The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (MTC Education season).

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