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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 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?

Last year, I was fortunate to be a participant in MTC's Women in Theatre Program. This has provided leadership training, practical career advice, open access to the Company and one-on-one mentoring with former Associate Director Leticia Caceres.

I also 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?

All That is Right is a response to acclaimed Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed’s All That Is Wrong. Provoked by the desire to start an international conversation with a leading contemporary theatre company, as well as research that suggests the key to personal (and societal) transformation is story transformation All That is Right attempts to challenge cultural discourses dominated by despair and disillusionment and find an alternative that doesn't fall into delusional optimism.

I have several projects simmering away with writer Katy Warner including another show for young people as well as dozens of ideas that have not got any further than my notebook.

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