Kevin Densley i(233 works by) (a.k.a. Kevin Michael Densley)
Born: Established: 1962 Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Densley's poetry has appeared in various Australian and numerous UK magazines. He has also written plays (with Steve Taylor). These have been performed Australia-wide and in the USA. Densley and Taylor have co-authored twelve books and one CD-Rom - mainly play collections for young people.

Notes

  • In 1997, Densley and co-writer Steve Taylor were commissioned by Playbox Theatre to write a playscript called Haven, which remains unproduced.

  • In 2000, Taylor and co-writer Kevin Densley were commissioned by Playbox Theatre to write a playscript called Rabbit Man, which remains unproduced.

  • In 2000, Densley and co-writer Steve Taylor were awarded an Arts Victoria Grant (Arts & Professional Development Program) to develop the playscript Rabbit Man (which remains unproduced).

Awards for Works

Susumu Genres II , 1998 single work drama

'Taylor and Densley's play is set in a society of the future in which the world has become one large Japanese/Westerm corporation where the forces of tradition and technological change clash in a scenario full osf intrigue and counter-intrigue.'

Source:

'Singapore Sling', Forte Magazine, 23 December 1998, p.42.

1998 finalist Asia's Rising: International Playwriting Competition (Singapore Repertory Theatre)
D.I.Y. The 99 Collection : 30 Contemporary Scripts from the Australian Script Centre , 1995 single work drama

D.I.Y. is not set in any particular time or place. C-Man, retired to a deckchair with his newspaper, is disturbed by the arrival of B-man who begins to build a strange structure nearby. The two, who are initially at loggerheads, 'build' a relationship over time and eventually collaborate on the construction. Building of various kinds is one of the themes of this absurdist piece, with boxes being a central motif: B-Man 'picks a box' which determines his fate, the two protagonists have a 'box-in' match to settle their differences and, ultimately, they get 'boxed-in' by their structure. An idiosyncratic use of language is an important part of the world of the play.

1995 shortlisted Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award for Best Unproduced Play
Last Chance Gas 1994 single work drama Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the proprietor of a gas station decides who will be given fuel depending on how well they entertain him.
1995 shortlisted The Age Performing Arts Awards Best fringe production
1995 shortlisted Victorian Green Room Awards Best New Australian Play
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