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Brooke Robinson Brooke Robinson i(A136018 works by)
Gender: Female
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Brooke Robinson completed an MA in Creative Writing at University of Technology, Sydney.

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Personal Awards

2016 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to join London’s premiere musical theatre development workshop ‘Books, Music & Lyrics’ Brooke where she will be expanding her playwriting practice and learning from experienced professionals how to write libretto for opera and musical theatre.

Awards for Works

Good Cook. Friendly. Clean 2018 single work drama

'Where do you go when you don’t have a home?

'Coming home one night, Sandra learns she has two weeks to move out. It’s nothing personal, her housemates just have a friend who needs somewhere to stay. No choice but to pack up and find another sharehouse. But Sandra is in her 50s. And affordable places are hard to find in the ruthless Sydney rental market. In one interview after another, she contorts herself into the shape of what she thinks people want in a housemate. But with each rejection she becomes increasingly desperate, losing control of her life in frighteningly simple ways.

'Brooke Robinson has written an unflinching examination of homelessness, asking how willing we are, as a society, to take care of our most vulnerable. As the housing crisis worsens, what happens to people like Sandra – to those who don’t own a home, who are getting older and don’t have family to fall back on?

'Funny until it’s not, Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. is a devastating portrait of someone slipping through the cracks. It’s not a comfortable play—it’s a critical one. And under the direction of Marion Potts, looking away is not an option.'

Source: Griffin Theatre 2018 season.

2017 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
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