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Daniel Keene Daniel Keene i(A30460 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

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.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to 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.
2013 Joint Individual Award Winner Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards Individual Award
1998 recipient Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts

Awards for Works

Mother 2015 single work drama

'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)

2016 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production
2015 shortlisted Melbourne Prize
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.

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
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