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Roslyn Oades is a theatre director/creator. She has also been sub-editor for Westside.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants for The Nightline Melbourne
2019 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Technical Achievement Award
2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships To develop HELLO, GOODBYE & HAPPY BIRTHDAY an audio work exploring experiences of 18 & 80 yr olds

Awards for Works

Creation Creation 2022 single work drama

'How did we get here? Are aliens real? And is it possible to lick your elbow?

'Based on interviews with members of the South Australian community aged between 8-102, Creation Creation is a comedy about life’s biggest mysteries.

'We’ve asked two fearless creators to step onto the stage and attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe using whatever tools they have at their disposal. Cardboard boxes become battleships and ping pong balls become planets in this hilarious explosion of art, sculpture and puppetry.

'A daring and audacious journey to the very edge of the universe and back again. It’s a wild theatrical experiment for the curious among us.'

Source: Windmill Theatre Company.

2022 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Production for Children
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday 2014 single work drama

'Eighteen and eighty: two ages that bookend a life. One represents untold potential; the other, the accumulation of a lifetime of experiences.

'Based on interviews with people experiencing these two very different milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is the powerful new work from Malthouse Theatre’s 2013 female director-in residence, Roslyn Oades. Playful and affecting in equal measure, this show sees Oades continue her groundbreaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique, bringing an extraordinary immediacy and vividness to the performances.' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2015 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award Community Theatre
2018 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production
I'm Your Man 2012 single work drama
— Appears in: Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays 2014;

'The more you sweat, the less you bleed.

'For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined, young boxer from Bankstown through his preparations for a world-title fight. I'm Your Man is the story of who she and her tape recorder met along the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game.

'This Sydney Festival, Downstairs Belvoir turns boxing gym: place of dreams, of glory, of a better life, where everyone wants to be special and only one thing is certain - that no matter how high you fly you will eventually lose. I'm Your Man is no ordinary slice-of-life. The actors wear earpieces and take their lines directly from the ringsides, gyms and dressing rooms of Oades' recordings. This is fuelled-up, high-stakes, real-deal theatre.'

(Source: Belvior St Theatre website)

2012 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
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