Daniel Keene i(86 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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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, The Loved 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.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

The Long Way Home 2014 single work drama

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.

2015 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
Cho Cho 2013 single work musical theatre

A reworking of Daniel Keene's 1984 musical Cho Cho San. Based loosely on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly. Set in Shanghai.

2013 inaugural winner Australian Arts in Asia Awards Theatre
Boxman 2011 single work drama '"This is my home. I made it myself. It didn't cost me anything... I can tell you stories. What are my stories worth?" Meet Ringo, homeowner and survivor. Displaced from an African homeland and disconnected from this new one, come spend some time at his new address in downtown Footscray.' Source: www.bigwest.com.au/ (Sighted 24/11/2011).
2012 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
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