Louris van de Geer is a playwright and theatre maker from Melbourne, Australia. She has been described as “distinctive new voice” and her work as a “brilliant…study of human existence” by The Age. Her writing experiments with contemporary theatrical form and explores the impossible, the grim and the absurd; exposing them as deeply human.
Louris holds a Masters of Writing for Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University), where she studied under Raimondo Cortese from Ranters Theatre. She was mentored by Arena Theatre Company Artistic Director Christian Leavesley through the Australia Council’s JUMP program. Louris has interned with writer and director Richard Maxwell from New York City Players; Marius von Mayenburg at the Schaubühne Berlin; and Ivo van Hove from Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Her work was finalist for the 2015 and 2016 Rodney Seaborn Award, the 2015 Griffin Award and the 2014 Edward Albee Scholarship. She is the recipient of the Malcolm Robertson Prize and was named as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s ’30 Under 30’ best young writers in Melbourne.
Louris is currently under commission with English Touring Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, and Melbourne Theatre Company.
Directed by Nell Ranney at Belvoir’s 25A
World premiere directed by Susie Dee at fortyfivedownstairs.
Directed by Tessa Leong at UNSW
Directed by Mark Prichard at fortyfivedownstairs
Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric.
HELLO THERE, WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU
Next Wave and ACMI.
Short film, co-writer alongside Samara Hersch for Access Inc. SUPER premiered in The Other Film Festival in Melbourne and had its international premiere at ReelAbilities in New York City.
TUESDAY now been adapted into a radio play for ABC Radio National.
HUNNY-BUN & BABY DOLL
Dixon Place NYC & Melbourne Fringe Festival.
DON’T LOOK NOW (St Martins)
Directed by Susie Dee.
THEY’RE ALL IN THEIR LITTLE BOXES (St Martins).
London: Julia Kreitman
Sydney: Justine Gross at Aurora