'Robert Kronk was born in Bundaberg in 1977; he studied drama at Queensland University of Technology. Robert is a co-founder and director of deBASE Productions and was the director of
programming and director of operations at Metro Arts. He has worked extensively in the independent theatre sector and as a director and performer.' (Source:http://australianplays.org/playwright/PL-34)
'We That Are Left is a journey into the lives of local people, from Pittsworth, Queensland, during the years of World War I. It is told from the perspective of Rosie Sticklen, a young girl, frustrated that she can’t join up to fight with her brothers, Henry and Jo, and Dad, Alf. She and her mother Abby bitterly disagree about whether to adapt to their new situation. Abby is content to sing with the choir, led by the indomitable, domineering Mrs Bedford, and to clean the house mindlessly, not even opening the men’s letters, in denial of being left behind, in a world of stopped time; Rosie, however, wants to farm the land if she can’t go with the men.
'Rosie’s frustrations at home and desire to help turn her to nursing and head to France to tend the troops. Rosie knows she must return to the farm, and her mother to face life which will never be the same again. Rosie must make her own decisions about choosing the life her family want for her and a life that she wants for herself with this new confidence brought about from the war.
'The Sticklen family is at the heart of the play; but We That Are Left is a title which encompasses both them and their descendants in our modern times. Rosie’s Great-Granddaughter, Emma, is threaded through the story; she has inherited the farm, and, expecting her first child, seeks to understand the baby’s legacy. The play ends with Emma’s discovery that, for her, the connection to the Anzacs and to those left behind lies within our shared humanity, within people, as long as we remember.'
Ithaca Road2011single work drama children's 'Tilly and Ben are twins about to leave their remote property to go to boarding school in town. Tilly is eagerly anticipating a new life with new friends and possibilities, while Ben isn't so sure ... Together, they create an extraordinary imaginative world, where worst nightmares and greatest dreams are vividly enacted, and the ghosts of the past return to help shed light on the future. A play about young people in transition - from primary to high school, from small community to big town, from home to boarding school - Ithaca Road unpacks fears of change and speaks to strategies for resilience.' (Publisher's website)