Daniel Keene, a theatre director and dramatist, has written for the theatre, the cinema and the radio since 1979. With Ariette Taylor, Keene co-founded The Keene/Taylor Theatre Project in the late 1990s. His play The Hour Before My Brother Dies was adapted as a screenplay for the ABC, and he wrote the opera libretto, TheLoved Ones, for the Victoria State Opera. Keene's plays have been performed in Australia, France, Poland and the United States. Many of his plays have been published in French translation.
2016recipientCreative Industries Career Fundto complete two works for the theatre: a volume of short plays (SHORT PLAYS III) and a play for young audiences (PIROUETTES). Both works will be translated for Editions Theatrales, Paris.
'Gasworks Arts Park is proud to present the world premiere of Daniel Keene’s newest work, MOTHER. Written specifically for acclaimed, award-winning actor Noni Hazlehurst, and directed by Daniel’s long-time collaborator, Matt Scholten, this one-woman play follows Christy, a homeless woman living on the fringe of the world. This provocative performance will leave you haunted with understanding and sympathy for those living on the farthest edges of society. There but for the grace of God go we…' (Production summary)
A collaborative project involving the Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Defence Force. Written by playwright Daniel Keene, the cast will include ADF personnel who have been physically maimed or psychologically traumatised whilst serving in the ADF. To open in early 2014.